Pitt Community College unveiled the new Construction and Industrial Technology Building, which is located near the Facilities Services Complex.
According to a news release, the 58,000-square-foot CIT Building is located on Warren Drive, west of Reedy Branch Road, on property the college purchased in 1992 for expansion purposes. Nearby is the 28,000-square-foot maintenance complex.
A ribbon-cutting was held in the CIT lobby Thursday afternoon.
The building cost $8.5 million. According to PCC, the CIT Building will now serve as the home of Pitt’s Automotive Systems Technology and Building Construction Technology curricula.
The building has automotive laboratories, work bays, carpentry shops, classroom and faculty offices.
The Facilities Services Complex cost $4.2 million and was finished in 2011.
The complex has a maintenance staff headquarters, mail room, shipping and receiving department, purchasing department, and several storage areas.
A quarter-cent sales tax increase approved by Pitt County voters in 2007 helped pay both buildings.