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Today the North Atlantic States Carpenters Training Fund held a ribbon-cutting in Rock Tavern for a comprehensive training center to serve the Hudson Valley region in New York.
“We are proud to open a new, state-of-the-art training facility that will expand career opportunities to a new generation of carpenters. The best way to ensure a great future is to train for it,” said Bill Banfield, Assistant to the Executive Secretary-Treasurer, NASRCC.
Thanks to ongoing investments by the union, that’s becoming more efficient and convenient. The newly renovated building located at 52 Stone Castle Road, allows members in the Hudson Valley to access sophisticated training. The building provides 25,000 square feet of office, classroom and training space to apprentices and journey-level members.
“This facility is built not only for today but for tomorrow’s workforce. We’re proud to have quality instructors and staff here and we’re happy to have our apprentices working locally, training locally and living locally to benefit our construction partners,” said North Atlantic States Carpenters Training Fund Assistant Executive Director James Hayes. “We take great pride in training for the skills, knowledge and tools of tomorrow to ensure the most productive and professional workforce.”
“This state-of-the-art facility will safely teach the highest level of skilled union tradesmen and women in a safe manner and help the hardworking Carpenters union 279 complete important projects. Union carpenters are an integral part of our workforce and I thank the Local 279 for the many contributions that they have made in Orange County,” said County Executive of Orange County Steve Neuhaus.
Speakers at the event included: North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters Executive Secretary-Treasurer Joe Byrne, Assistant to the Executive Secretary-Treasurer Bill Banfield, North Atlantic States Carpenters Training Fund Assistant Executive Director James Hayes, New York State Department of Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon, New York State Senator James Skoufis, New York State Senator Mike Martucci and County Executive of Orange County Steve Neuhaus.