L to R: Lincoln Irons and Christy Schwartz of Summit Construction; Dr. Michael Arnett, Director of Career and Technical Education; Christi Shields, Principal of Treasure Coast Technical College; Dr. Mark Rendell, Superintendent; Tony Donadio of Donadio and Associates; Nick Westenberger, Director of Facilities; and Haydn Curtis of Donadio and Associates.

The School District of Indian River County is excited to announce that the Treasure Coast Technical College received an Industry Appreciation Award in the “Government Building Renovation” category at the 30th Annual Industry Appreciation Awards. Following a Proclamation designating September 17-21, 2018, as Industry Appreciation Week in Indian River County, The Indian River County Chamber of Commerce celebrated the achievements of local companies at its Annual Industry Appreciation Awards luncheon on September 20, at the Indian River State College Richardson Center.

The Industry Appreciation Awards program presents an opportunity for the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce to recognize our local businesses and the positive impact they have on our community.  The program is a component of the Chamber’s Economic Development Business Retention and Expansion efforts. All businesses located within Indian River County are eligible for nomination. Award recipients were invited to the awards luncheon on Thursday, September 20, 2018, at the Richardson Center, located at the Mueller Campus of Indian River State College, where they were presented with their Industry Appreciation Award Plaque. Award categories are: Architectural Recognition, New Commercial Building/New Commercial Project,  New Residential Development - Single Family and Multi-Family,  Redevelopment/Remodeling,  and Restoration/Renovation/Historic; Manufacturer of the Year, small and large, based on number of employees; Entrepreneur of the Year, in business 5 years or less; Minority Business of the Year  51% minority owned, as defined by Florida Statute: members of an insular group that are of a particular racial, ethnic, or gender makeup or national origin.

"As Principal of Treasure Coast Technical College, I am very excited to have this building on my campus,” said Treasure Coast Technical College Principal, Christi Shields. “It was a pleasure working with Donadio & Associates and Summit Construction to design and erect the Industrial Trades Building.  It has been outfitted with state of the art equipment and represents the school district's support of providing expanded Career & Technical education opportunities to the community."  

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Mark Rendell, stated, “We challenged these companies with an aggressive timeline – from concept, to design, to construction. Not only did they meet the deadlines, they delivered a first-class facility.  We are thankful for their hard work.  Our entire community will benefit from the addition of the programs offered at this facility.”

SDIRC School Board Chairman, Shawn Frost, added, “This much-needed expansion of career and technical offerings was a clear mandate of Indian River County citizens.  The fact that our hard-working facilities and building team, Donadio & Associates and Summit Construction, are being recognized for their fine work, is icing on the cake.  They should be proud of this well-deserved honor.”