Wednesday | September 20, 2017

Train to Succeed

Considering the importance of training for safety, uptime and quality, companies that emphasize training for their work force give themselves a competitive advantage in today’s marketplace. Veteran employees probably know exactly what they’re doing. But do they know what they’re doing with the new technology? Do they know how to teach new recruits who will be in charge of quality next season or the season after?

Check out the training opportunities listed below, find one that fits your schedule and your employee training needs, and bring your crew up to bonus-worthy preparedness.

Asphalt Pro

Asphalt Paving 101 Online Course

Crews that train right get bonuses. How are you ensuring every member of your crew—even the new guy—knows what it takes to pave a perfect mat?

Training is key to improve safety, uptime and quality on your asphalt paving jobs. In fact, an effective training program can improve your bottom line up to 10 percent a year! Equip your crew with the knowledge they need to succeed.

In this course, your crew will learn:

  • Job descriptions and responsibilities for every member of the paving crew
  • How to stay safe on the job site
  • How to maintain their equipment properly
  • Best practices to heat the screed and other heated items
  • How to prepare for paving, including centering tow points and setting the main screed crown, the end gates, the auger heights and more
  • How to build a takeoff ramp
  • How to dump the truck and fill the auger chamber
  • How to determine fluff factor and yield
  • + So much more

We bring together decades of best practices and top experts in the paving industry, including Paving Consultant and NPE Hall of Fame inductee John Ball, into one comprehensive course to teach your crew—new and old—how to pave properly.

This course will help you save thousands of dollars in travel and training costs. You can train your whole crew in one place on your own schedule—no more wasted rain days! Not only is it an ideal tool to give new crew members an overview of the paving process, but it’s also a useful refresher of best practices for returning crew members and an excellent resource to cross-train your crew before they get to the jobsite.

Enroll today:


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Astec Inc.

Astec Inc. offers the Astec Advanced Customer Schools in The J. Don Brock Training Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Students will learn in the categories of plant operations and mechanics/equip repair.

  • Jan. 9-12
  • Jan. 16-19
  • Jan. 30-Feb. 2 (ltd spaces for French speakers)
  • Feb. 6-9 (ltd spaces for French speakers)
  • Feb. 13-16 (ltd spaces for Spanish speakers)
  • Feb. 20-23 (ltd spaces for Spanish speakers)

Fee: $1,050—this includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner and evening entertainment


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CEI Enterprises

CEI Enterprises offers the Service School Seminars at the CEI Training Seminar in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Students will learn in the category of mechanics/equip repair.

  • Jan. 9-12
  • Jan. 23-26
  • Feb. 6-9
  • Feb. 20-23


Fee: $1,079

“The seminars are taught by CEI factory service technicians, CEI service management, CEI engineers, and frequently include vendor presentations. With the push for today’s asphalt plants to be safer, more energy efficient, more precise, and produce lower emissions, the equipment is becoming more technologically advanced. Because of that trend, it is very important for plant personnel to continually advance their knowledge and develop their skill sets to meet the needs of operating and maintaining this equipment.”

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Clarence Richard Company Inc.

Clarence Richard Company Inc. offers the Clarence Richard Plant Operation Workshop and Clarence Richard Electro-Mechanical Workshop in various locations including customer plant sites. Students will learn in the categories of plant operations and mechanics/equip repair.

  • Feb. 20 – Nashville
  • Feb. 26 – Minneapolis
  • Mar. 6 – Denver


On-site plant training includes hands-on work with equipment.

Students receive CE units for courses.

Fee: $1,500 – includes breakfast

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Top Quality Paving and Consulting

Top Quality Paving and Consulting offers weekly training services at your facility and paving project. Crew members learn in the categories of paving and mechanics/equip repair.

On-site training includes hands-on work with equipment.

Fees vary by location.

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