The Cygnet Training Site is located about 10 miles south of Bowling Green, OH, and just four miles east off of I-75 at Exit 171. Built on 160 acres in Southeast Wood County by the Ohio Operating Engineers Apprenticeship & Training Fund, this training center first opened its doors for training in January 2000. The facility consists of an 8,250-sq.-ft. building with three classrooms that are equipped with modern audio-visual equipment, offices for staff and instructors, and a lunchroom. Attached is a 6,400-sq.-ft. shop boasting a 10-ton overhead crane covering two large bays. Connected to the shop, is a 16,000-sq.-ft. all-weather training building which can support the operation of multiple pieces of construction equipment simultaneously. Paving, grader, trench safety, and directional drilling are just a few of the classes that can be held in the building. Our outside training areas include a concrete pad with permanent industrial and RT forklift practical tests and a stone pad with cranes set up for all three CCO practical tests. There is also room on the stone pad for CDL class A & B maneuverability training. Nearby is a large, elevated dirt pad used for dozer, backhoe, excavator, loader, and grader training. Dragline and clamshell training is also available on request. Borrow pits and stockpiles are used for scraper and push-cat training.