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MMCC to host Open House of HRA renovations

HARRISON — On April 3, MMCC will host a small open house for its newly renovated Heating/ Refrigeration/ Air Conditioning (HRA) space.

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The public is welcome to come and view the new space and learn about the newly added technologies from 4:30-6 p.m. Tours will be available for anyone interested and light refreshments will be served. The open house will immediately precede April’s Board of Trustees meeting.

On the heels of renovations to the automotive and welding programs, major renovations to MMCC’s HRA program were also undertaken and recently completed. The $1 million project moved the program into the Harrison campus’ M-TEC building and added new technologies, including two geothermal fields and a solar array for study.

By renovating nearly 5,500 square feet of the building, the entire HRA program is now housed under one roof for the first time in ten years.

The project’s solar array partially provides heat for the Technical Center’s domestic hot water system, and it is also used as a training tool for students.

However, the major additions to the program are two fully functioning geothermal fields, a horizontal and a slinky system. The geothermal systems and the solar array include computerized sensors for student study, research, and analysis, which allow students to analyze system efficiencies as they relate to various factors and natural conditions.

For information about the open house, contact Jessie Gordon at 989.317.4626.

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