NHK Seating of America Inc. has announced a gift towards the Ivy Tech Community College-Frankfort campus. In recognition of their generous donation, the conference center that will be a part of the campus at 251 E. Clinton St. will be named the NHK Seating of America Conference Center. The company has requested that the amount of the gift remain undisclosed.
“As one of our long time, leading Frankfort corporate citizens, NHK has shown its support of our vision for our new campus by making the conference center possible,” said Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes. “NHK’s generosity and giving spirit means this conference center will not only be a beautiful, functional meeting space for all those attending Ivy Tech, but it will serve as a gathering place for all community members.
“This dedicated space will connect the community to our campus, enabling everyone from our service organizations to Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to our Partners in Progress and business leaders to utilize and enjoy it. On behalf of the City of Frankfort, I thank NHK for its heartfelt gift that will beautify and add value to what we have to offer at our Ivy Tech campus for students, staff and every Frankfort resident,” Mayor McBarnes said.
The conference center will feature an 800 sq. ft. conference space, kitchen, restrooms, and lobby. The conference space opens to an outside plaza than can be used for outdoor events. The campus is scheduled to open for the Fall 2013 semester.
About NHK Seating of Americam Inc.
NHK Seating of America Inc. manufactures, assembles and distributes complete automotive seats, seat components and safety units to automotive plants in North America. The company’s headquarters is located in Frankfort, IN.
About Ivy Tech
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.