The Training Center

Sitting on 119 acres of rolling, scenic ground, the Drexel J. Thrash Training Center is a quiet, tranquil place to conduct training sessions. Located near the center of the state of Ohio, the Center is accessable to all LIUNA members in the state. We are located on U.S. 36, 12 miles east of Mt. Vernon between Howard and Millwood. We are 1/4 of a mile west of the junction of U.S. 36 and U.S. 62. The Center offers a full training schedule from October through May, with classes offered on a “as needed” basis through the summer. Nearly all training can be performed indoors during inclimate weather.

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The main building of the Drexel J. Thrash Training center is a 66,215 square foot facility that includes:

  • Administrative offices.

  • Kitchen and cafeteria.

  • Dormitory rooms for up to 108 trainees.

  • 8 classrooms.

  • Three 6000 sq. ft. indoor, all-weather training bays, two with 25′ ceilings.

  • Trainee lounge with TV and fireplace.

  • Game room.

  • Four bay maintainance facility.

The Center also includes several out-buildings, including:

  • An environmental training building that includes a classroom, hazardous waste support zone, 19 station decontamination line and a hazardous waste “mock site”.

  • 7200 sq. ft. training building for the gas pipeline and distribution worker classes for hands-on training during all weather conditions.
  • A soft ground tunnel “hands-on” building.

  • A combination gunite/hard rock tunnel building with two tunnels 80-100 feet long.

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