DAS Completes New Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center at Asnuntuck Community College

Asnuntuck Community College and the Department of Administrative Services’ (DAS) Division of Construction Services invited the public to a ribbon cutting ceremony for Asnuntuck Community College’s new 27,000 sq. ft. Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center. The center, which will support the State of Connecticut’s model for Advanced Manufacturing studies, features computer labs and technology enhanced classrooms.

In addition, the center includes manufacturing lab space for metrology and inspection and an impressive 27,000 sq. ft. for the ever growing, in demand, additive manufacturing technology equipment. Additive manufacturing, commonly termed 3D Printing, will be featured as a new certificate program and provide students and their future employers with skill sets that include the ability to manufacture aerospace and medical devices using both composites and metal-related materials.

Welcoming remarks were given by Governor Malloy, as well as DAS Deputy Commissioner Bud Salemi.

Deputy Commissioner Salemi thanked Project Manager Lisa Humble and John Cavacas for their tireless efforts to produce such an amazing building.

“Thanks to Lisa and the Construction Services team, this project came in on time and under budget,” stressed Salemi. “This building will stand for generations and countless numbers of students will come through these doors, receive a top-notch education in manufacturing and leave with good paying jobs in their future.”

The Connecticut Department of Administrative Services (DAS), Construction Services is the state’s primary department for executive and judicial branch construction-related services and development, administration and training of state building and fire safety codes.

Asnuntuck Community College Ribbon Cutting

(From l to r) DAS’ John Cavacas, Kim Symmonds of Bemis Associates, DAS’ Lisa Humble, DAS Deputy Commissioner Bud Salemi, DAS Chief State Architect David Barkin, AIA, Kenneth Pilon, AIA of Moser Pilon Nelson Architects, Lynn Fusco of Fusco Corporation, Inc.