Asheboro, NC-- What happens when you buy a former furniture warehouse for educational purposes?
The answer can be found in Asheboro.
Randolph Community College held a ribbon cutting and open house for its new Continuing Education and Industrial Center Friday.
The building was a Klausner Furniture warehouse but now, it's a 47,283-square-foot Continuing Education and Industrial Center.
It will be home to RCC's Computer-Aided Machining, Industrial Engineering, and Electrical/Electronics Technology programs, as well as doubling space for the College's Continuing Education programs, which provide services to business and industry, train students for EMS and other licensed careers, and assist entrepreneurs and small business owners.
North Carolina Community College System President Scott Ralls was among the dignitaries to speak at the ceremony Friday.
The building is possible because of county tax money from a sales tax approved by Randolph County voters in March 2010.
County officials purchased the building for $850,000 in 2008.
Click here to see layout of the building
The Continuing Education and Industrial Center is located at 413 Industrial Park Avenue on the Asheboro Campus.
Randolph Community College