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From the Ground Up: Robert W. Plaster Center for Advanced Manufacturing

1001 E. Chestnut Expressway

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Owner/developer: Ozarks Technical Community College
General contractor: Crossland Construction Co. Inc.
Architect: Dake Wells Architecture Inc. and Perkins & Will Inc. (Chicago)
Engineers: CJW Transportation Consultants LLC, civil; J&M Engineering LLC, structural; Antella Consulting Engineers Inc. (Kansas City), electrical; and Henderson Engineers Inc. (Kansas City), mechanical and plumbing
Size: 120,000 square feet
Estimated cost: $40 million
Lender: None
Estimated completion: August 2022
Project description: Ozarks Technical Community College is expanding its campus footprint with the Center for Advanced Manufacturing at the corner of National Avenue and Chestnut Expressway. The center will feature educational and training opportunities in robotics, fabrication, mechatronics, automation, and drafting and design, said OTC spokesperson Mark Miller. The facility will be home to a business incubation center and OTC technical programs, including manufacturing technology, precision machining, computer networking and cybersecurity. As well as hosting classes for traditional students, Miller said the center will offer continuing workforce education through a Center of Workforce Development.

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