Region 4 Greathouse Center is Looking Great Again
PHOTO: PHILIP EULER / UAW LOCAL 2096
New Education Facility Replaces One Damaged by Tornado
The rebuilt UAW Region 4 Pat Greathouse Education Center was dedicated on a sunny spring day in early May, a far cry from the turbulent weather more than a year ago that led to the demolition of the old UAW Region 4 Pat Greathouse Center. The entire roof of the center was blown off in a February 2017 tornado that hit Ottawa, Illinois. The history of the center goes back to the 1940s, when it was one of the few places where people of all races could get together. The new, two-story center has 50 rooms, 20 more than the old center. It is used for UAW conferences and meetings, and other labor organizations also use the facility.