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Columbus Tech receives new welding lab

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the Welding Lab Grand Opening at Columbus Tech. 

The school was awarded a $1.3 million grant to renovate the welding lab, originally built in 1978.

The lab now has new welding booths, new welding machines, new electrical wiring and a host of new machinery.

The total price tag reached $1.69 million, but the welding program director says he is very impressed with the new lab.

"I could not be any happier. It's the nicest one I have ever seen and I could not be any happier with it," said welding program director Ronnie McBride.

Thanks to the new facility, Columbus Tech can offer more classes and 32 additional students per semester.

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