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May 7, 2014

Ivy Tech groundbreaking ceremony Thursday

ANDERSON — Ivy Tech Community College will formally break ground on its new high-profile campus adjacent to Interstate 69 at 4 p.m. Thursday.

"We look forward to having the community join us for this monumental event in Anderson and Madison County," said James Willey, Anderson campus president, in a statement.

"We have worked tirelessly for nearly five years to see this project come to fruition, and the groundbreaking ceremony is the first step toward the future," he added.

Crews from Freeman Grading & Excavation began preparing the 38-acre site last month. When completed in August 2015, just in time for the fall semester, the new facility will encompass 85,000 square feet of space for classrooms, laboratories and offices.

College officials expect it will attract 1,900 students and relieve cramped conditions at Ivy Tech's three other Anderson locations.

The Ivy Tech Community College board approved $20 million for the new campus and set a goal of raising $4 million in local matching funds.

Two central Indiana companies were among 13 firms awarded contracts to work on the project. Fredericks Inc., of Pendleton, won a $2.8 million contract to provide electrical work for the project, while Muncie-based Indiana Bridge won a $1.3 million contract for metalwork.

In addition, Gibraltar Construction of Indianapolis was awarded a $5.2 million contract for general construction trades, and Quality Plumbing & Heating of Kokomo was awarded a $2 million contact for plumbing and heating, ventilation and air conditioning.

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The details What: Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Ivy Tech Community College Anderson Campus Where: 725 E. 60th St. When: 4 p.m. today.

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