Final Beam Lands Atop Columbia State Williamson Campus

(COLUMBIA, Tenn. – Mar. 3, 2015) - - -

Photo Caption: A GoPro action camera was strapped to the beam to record the beam’s trip to the top of the student services and administration building on the new Williamson Campus.

Photo Caption: Members of the construction crew give the go ahead to lift the final piece of steel used in construction the new Columbia State Williamson Campus.

Photo Caption: Two Hoar Construction workers secure the beam to the cupola at the top of the student services and administration building, which marks the highest point of the new Williamson Campus.

Photo Caption: Dr. Janet F. Smith, Columbia State president, and Jerry Young, Hoar Construction senior superintendent, discuss the next steps in construction process for the new Williamson Campus.

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