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CM Black completes new residence hall at Wingate University

1/12/2011
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CM Black completes new residence hall at Wingate University

Project completed 20 percent faster than residence halls of similar dimensions to help university house unprecedented freshmen population

Wingate, NC—CM Black Construction Company completed a new residence hall at Wingate University in time for the start of the university’s spring semester on Jan. 12.

The residence hall is a three-story facility with more than 26,000 square feet. It houses 96 students, and is the third such residence hall constructed by CM Black on campus.

The completion of the new residence hall, while staying on schedule, has been a point of pride for CM Black. The project was completed 20 percent faster than typical residence halls of similar dimensions, because Wingate University needed the facility to meet an unprecedented student population at the school. Wingate had its largest freshman class ever in the fall of 2010, and needed the building constructed in less than six months.

‘This new apartment building is beautiful and comfortable,” Wingate President Dr. Jerry McGee said. “I am confident it will be well-received by our students.”

CM Black previously constructed the Beam and Cannon residence halls at Wingate, and has also built the Hayes classroom building and the George A. Batte, Jr. Fine Arts Center. It is also currently constructing the Levine College of Health Sciences building on the campus.

“We are thrilled to continue our relationship with Wingate University and help the school meet the increasing demands of its growing student population,” CM Black President Emmitt Black said. “Our ability to complete the work in such a challenging time frame is a credit to everyone involved in the project. We are proud of our accomplishment, and the building that will help Wingate maintain its recent growth.”

About CM Black Construction Co., Inc.
Founded in 1950, CM Black is an independent, family-owned, LEED accredited general contractor for commercial, industrial and institutional projects in and around the Charlotte, N.C. region. CM Black provides all of the services needed to complete any commercial, industrial or institutional construction project, including: pre-construction, general construction, negotiated construction, design/build construction and bidding construction. CM Black Construction Co., Inc. is bonded and licensed as an unlimited contractor. For more information on CM Black, please visit www.cmblack.com or call (704) 788-4438.