A multi-million dollar facility in Plattsburgh is finally complete.
A ribbon cutting was held on Thursday morning for the Institute of Advanced Manufacturing (IAM). In 2014, Clinton Community College and partners received a $12.7 million through the SUNY 2020 Challenge to build it.
The 30,000 square foot facility now houses technology programs and serves as a regional facility for manufacturing education.
Speakers at the event, like President and CEO of the North Country Chamber of Commerce Garry Douglas, highlighted the significance of this resource to the existing manufacturing and transportation cluster in the North Country.
“This is going to be a place that produces the new generations of technology,” Douglas said. “Wow. That’s where you’d most like to be. You’re on the cutting edges that haven’t happened yet and that’s where we are and what this facility helps to support.”
The IAM officially opened its doors to students for the Fall 2017 academic semester.