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West Kentucky Community and Technical College will be hosting an event from 5:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 8, in Room 109 of the colleges Emerging Technology Center for prime/general contractors and diverse businesses interested in bidding or receiving information for the Paducah School of Arts new sculpture facility. The event is in support of the Kentucky Community and Technical College Systems Supplier Diversity Initiative.

The key is opportunity, said John Carrico, Vice President of Administrative Services with WKCTC. We want to provide area businesses and diverse business owners with the opportunity to easily learn about, and compete for, the goods and services needed here at our college, not just for this project, but for future construction as well.

The agenda includes a review of the immediate goods/services needed for the Paducah School of Arts new sculpture facility. This 6,700 square foot building is set to open in January 2014 and will house fully equipped studios for wax, clay, wood and metals fabrication, as well as a foundry for bronze casting. Interested event participants will be able to network directly with members of the WKCTC Construction Project Team following a brief presentation and question and answer session.

To RSVP, or for more information, please contact Rochelle Owsley with NDS at 859-225-1131. Interested diverse suppliers may also visit to learn more about the KCTCS Supplier Diversity Initiative and to register their company.

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