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U.S. Congressman Harold Rogers, Local Officials & Community Leaders dedicated The Center for Rural Development's New and Enhanced Network Operations Center (NOC) & Kitchen at Ribbon Cutting Event

Nearly 100 local officials, community leaders, and others joined U.S. Congressman Harold "Hal" Rogers at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset on Monday, January 25th  for a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony for The Center's newly relocated and enhanced Network Operations Center (NOC) and full-service commercial kitchen.

Congressman Rogers, surrounded by The Center's staff, representatives of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), and other invited guests, celebrated the opening of the $1.2 million renovated facility at its new 2,900 square foot home on the second floor of the south wing of The Center.

The NOC is a biometrically protected and secured data center that provides highly secure data and server-storage services for the online infrastructures of hosting and data clients including more than a quarter-million web-based accounts throughout Kentucky and the nation.

Following the dedication of the NOC, Congressman Rogers and the other guests attended a second ribbon cutting and reception in The Center's newly opened, full-service commercial kitchen located on the facility's first floor near two spacious exhibit halls and five meeting ballrooms. The kitchen is stocked with the latest equipment and accessories on the market for on-site food preparation.

Branscum Construction Company, Inc completed construction work on both the kitchen and NOC ahead of schedule.  The Branscum Construction Team was Project Manager Larry McEnroe and Superintendent Jeff Meredith.

Center for Rural Development Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

What Clients are Saying About Branscum

“Branscum Construction recently completed a renovation of a portion of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church Facilities. The company was great to work with, they made the process of renovation a very smooth one. Communication was very good. Housekeeping in the renovation areas was great. Lexington Avenue Baptist Church’s experience with Branscum Construction was excellent.”

—Jack Godbey, Chair Lexington Avenue Baptist Church