Panola College Board Approves Construction of New Energy Building

January 25, 2023 - The Panola College Board of Trustees met on January 17 for a special called meeting and approved a $12,339,142 guaranteed maximum price, along with a total project cost of $14,909,874 for a new energy building. The building, which will be approximately 30,000 square feet with an additional 25,000 square feet of outside work space, is expected to take 18 months to construct.

Inside the building will be a welding lab and engines and compression lab, along with shops and classrooms for commercial wiring, electrical and motor control, instrumentation, hydraulics and mechanical, and HVAC.

The building will sit east of the Charles C. Matthews Foundation Student Center, allowing easy access for students, and will be visible when traveling east on West Panola Street.