Completed in time for the fall semester in 1975, the Industrial Technology Center (ITC) is home to the Department of Technology at UNI. A state-of-the-art facility, the ITC cost $1.6 million ($7.2 million in today’s dollars) and was considered a national model of education.
The university held a dedication ceremony for the Industrial Technology Center on April 17, 1976. The celebration included building tours, demonstrations, and an address by Paul DeVore, a nationally recognized leader in the field of technology education. The day concluded with a dinner and dance at the Maucker Union.
The ITC has undergone numerous renovations since it’s completion in 1976. Most notably, in 1990, the largest addition to the facility was completed when a 5,000 square foot Metal Castings Lab was introduced to the campus community.
Today, the facility continues to serve as the epicenter of activity for the Department of Technology. It also serves as a center for advanced research related to training, energy, and economic development.
Special thanks to the Rod Library for compiling information related to the Industrial Technology Center.