Ferrum News

Dyer Hall Already Taking Shape


Ferrum, Va. (April 25, 2011)  Crews from Mod-U-Kraf of Rocky Mount have begun setting modular units into place for Dyer Residence Hall.

Each unit was hand built to local building codes inside Mod-U-Kraf’s Rocky Mount facility.   The units were then trucked to Ferrum College where workers used a crane to set them into place.

“This is the most efficient and cost effective way we have found to create high a quality living space for our students,” said Senior Vice President for Administration and Treasurer Bobby Thompson of the $4-million project.  Thompson said Clark Hall,  the first modular project on campus is among the most popular at Ferrum College.

The new residence hall is to be named in memory of the late Horace Dyer, a prominent Martinsville businessman, community leader, and former member of the Ferrum College Board of Trustees.  A generous gift from Dyer’s estate allowed the College to begin work on the 31,000 square foot building.

The College began construction in late February. The building will house 117 students and features a 1,000 square foot conference facility. A brick façade will be added and eventually the building will look very much like Clark Hall, also a Mod-U-Kraf project.  Dyer Hall will be ready to house students for the fall semester, 2011.