Greater Michigan Construction Academy unveils new state-of-the-art welding lab

Midland, Michigan, September 2015 – Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA) will be unveiling the newly completed, state-of-the-art welding lab that has recently been added to their Midland training facility location. The lab was made possible by the support of the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation who granted of $317,000 donation to build the lab and support the area students who will utilize it.

A ribbon cutting by the Midland Area Chamber of Commerce will take place on Tuesday, September 29th at 4:00pm in the training facility lab located at 7730 W. Wackerly St. Midland. The entire facility will be available for tours and additional training information.

With the demand for quality, certified welders increasing not only in Michigan but across the United States, the need to offer a high-level training lab has been a priority for GMCA leadership. A grant was submitted to The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation for funding and awarded
in April.

Stephanie Davis, GMCA Director of Education & Training commented, “Creating a top notch welding lab in our facility has been something that has been on our list of needs since we moved into our new training facility three years ago. We are extremely excited to finally be able to offer this type of training! Not only as a standalone welding curriculum but also as additional hands-on training for a variety of trades that need welding skills to succeed and excel.”

For more information on pre-requisites and class fees contact GMCA at (989) 832-8879, or visit our web site at 


GMCA’s mission is to Educate thru collaboration of the Construction Industry. Our Membership, Employees, and Communities; to develop Professional Workplace Competencies and Skills while promoting the Construction Industry as a Career Choice. For more information contact us at 989.832.8879 or