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APSU to break ground on Friday for the new Chemical Engineering Technology Facility.


Austin Peay State University LogoAustin Peay State University will break ground on Friday for the new Chemical Engineering Technology Facility (CEFT).

The groundbreaking will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 10 at the corner of Eighth and College streets across from the Sundquist Science Complex. The public is invited to attend.

Under a $6.4 million grant from the state, APSU will build the new lab facility on campus and work with both the Tennessee Board of Regents and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission to offer an associate degree program in chemical engineering technology.

The new facility and degree program culminate from the announcement in December 2008 that Michigan-based Hemlock Semiconductor LLC will build a new production facility in Commerce Park. Hemlock is a leading manufacturer of products used in the growing solar cell technology industry.

Many specialized jobs will be created at the plant, requiring specialized education and training from APSU.

For more information about the groundbreaking, contact Sharon Silva in University Advancement by e-mail at or by telephone, (931) 221-7199.




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