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SUNY Broome Nearing Completion of Advanced Manufacturing Center

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TOWN OF DICKINSON, N.Y. -

SUNY Broome officials alongside the campus community celebrated the placement of the final piece of steel, Tuesday, for the Paul & Mary Calice and Mildred Barton Advanced Manufacturing Center, signifying the former Mechanical Building's renovation was nearing completion.

New laboratories will be featured in the Calice Manufacturing Center that SUNY Broome President Kevin Drumm said will be "high tech in order to suit 21st-century careers."

Drumm explained the renovated center, once it opens, will hold an advanced manufacturing lab, a clean room (for creating computer chips), two food science labs (one for food processing and the other for fermentation of yogurt and beer brewing/distilling), an atrium connecting the Calice Center with the Business Building, and a heating system largely maintained by geothermal wells.

"The Calice Center will be a high tech, green, attractive building and will be a centerpiece for our campus," said Kevin Drumm.

The Advanced Manufacturing Center is scheduled to be open for the start of SUNY Broome's Fall Semester.