Rockford Apprentice & Training Center Opened in Grand Style

Posted: 7/27/2010

The Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters' Rockford Apprentice & Training Center Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony was held Oct. 14, 2010, at 1117 Tebala Blvd. in Rockford, IL.  The event was held on a cool, but sunny day with the beautiful new facility serving as a backdrop to a host of speakers:

Frank Libby, President/Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Jim Claeyssen,
Cherry Valley Village President

Scott Christiansen,
Winnebago County Board Chairman

Brad Long, President - Northwestern IL Building Trades; Business Representative Carpenters Local 792

Dan Aussem, Executive Director - IL Valley Contractors Assoc.; Management Trustee - Carpenters Apprentice & Training Program

George Tuhowski, Chairman of the Illinois Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council

Doug Lid, Director - Carpenters Apprentice & Training Program

Cory Rasmus, Carpenters Apprentice

Formal tours of the 48,000-square-foot facility were offered, providing guests with the chance to witness the training center in action.

Demonstrations running concurrently included:

 *Fall Protection Class
 *Scaffold Class
 *Energy Audit/Certified Energy Analyst and Weatherization Display

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