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Motlow gets $5.5M grant for new robotics center
Pictured is a preliminary design of the advanced robotics center.
Higher education in Warren County received a big boost in 2016 with the announcement Motlow State Community College would be constructing an advanced robotics center.In November, Gov. Bill Haslam announced a $5.5 million grant for Motlow to fund the project in its entirely.It’s touted as a training center that will attract visitors from across the Southeast and beyond as robots become a focal point in the manufacturing process. Long a part of automotive manufacturing, robots are now being used in food processing, healthcare, road construction, and even casket production.“Our future looks brighter because of this new opportunity,” said McMinnville Mayor Jimmy Haley during the grant announcement.