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Senator Barnes, Rep. Pitts praise Building Commission for APSU project approval


apsu-logoSenator Tim Barnes and Representative Joe Pitts today praised the Tennessee State Building Commission for granting approval of the early design phase of a project for the Chemical Engineering Technology Facility at Austin Peay State University.

Senator Barnes and Representative Pitts have been working diligently with members of the State Building Commission to gain approval for the project.

“This project is a very good thing for Austin Peay and Montgomery County,” stated Sen. Barnes.  “I appreciate the excellent work of the members of the State Building Commission and I look forward to working with them on other projects.”

The estimated project cost is $6,400,000.  The source of funding will come from the State Building Commission Pre-Planning Division.  This facility will accommodate training needs for the Hemlock Semiconductor Company.

“I believe that this project will facilitate the Hemlock Semiconductor Project which will be extremely beneficial to Clarksville as well as the surrounding areas,” offered Representative Pitts.

The schedule of completion is estimated to start August 2009 and end in August 2010.

Senator Barnes represents the Senate District 22 which consists of Montgomery, Cheatham, and Houston counties. Representative Pitts represents House District 67 which consists of Montgomery County.


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