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Smyrna, Tenn., which will be located directly
across from the Nissan plant there. Ground
was broken for the project on Dec. 8, 2014,
and completion is expected late this year.
The two-story training center measures
approximately 150,000 square feet and will
provide programs to prepare students for
jobs in advanced manufacturing, such as
robotics and manufacturing maintenance.
It will operate as an extension of the TCAT
campus in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Nissan and
TCAT will occupy the facility jointly. The
training will be provided by TCAT Murfreesboro in conjunction with the Nissan
Training Center in Smyrna.
"We installed miles of interior partitions,"
Odom calculates. The company finished interior wallboard and partitions along with
exterior walls, framing and sheathing.

in them," Odom points out. "We use some
proprietary technology to improve some of
our processes."
Materials for each project usually are provided for Odom Construction's employees
at the jobsite, and the company rents most
of the equipment it uses. "It's just whatever
equipment we need to support our interior
and exterior operations," Odom says. "The
requirements vary from job to job, so there's

no point in us maintaining a fleet of equipment we might not need."

Employee Engagement
Because of the detail-oriented nature of
drywalling and the other services that
Odom Construction Systems provides,
having employees who are meticulous
craftspeople is paramount. The company
is a signatory to the United Brotherhood

Multiple Projects
Odom Construction Systems usually has
from 20 to 30 projects active at any time.
The company's construction costs for such
projects range from $100,000 up to $7
million. Odom says the company typically
would not do projects larger than that, such
as convention centers or exhibition halls.
The company relies on the latest technology for its projects, such as tablet computers
on the jobsite that have instant access to a
project's cloud-based plans. "Those types of
advancements have really improved field
operations for any company that engages

Differential Solutions, Inc. is a leader in
mid-rise structures. DSi delivers award-winning
designs featuring cold-formed steel, structural
steel, concrete, tilt-up concrete and curtain
wall. DSi's in-house engineering, construction and software companies are proud to
work with a network of top-tier partners
offering "a better way to build." DSi is the
only single-source company with 30 years
of load-bearing CFS design and construction
experience, expert in-house engineering
and shop drawings and industry-leading
proprietary software. DSi offers specialized
designs, BIM-generated fabrication drawings,
direct electronic equipment communications
and skilled assembly by DSi-trained Network
fabricators, such as Odom Construction. DSi's
project and construction managers lead crews
in time and cost-saving construction techniques, completing the integrated DSi process.

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