Partner Courses

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 Paving 101 Online Course

AsphaltPro magazine prepared this online course alongside Paving Consultant John Ball to offer new and veteran paving crewmembers a perpetual paving course.

Online training takes place at your convenience.

This course takes place on whatever device is most convenient for you.

A quick tip from the module: “The truck driver must keep his foot on the brake when raising the bed and while the paver pushes the truck forward. This prevents the mass of material flowing into the hopper from pushing the truck away. The last thing you want is to slip away from the push rollers and dump a ton of material on the ground in front of the paver.”

Astec Inc.

Astec Advanced Customer Schools

Astec Customer Schools teach hands-on plant operation, maintenance and advanced troubleshooting techniques to fix problems fast.

This school takes place in Chattanooga on the following dates:

  • Jan. 7 – 10
  • Jan. 14 – 17
  • Jan. 21 – 24
  • Jan. 28 – 31
  • Feb. 4 – 7
  • Feb. 11 – 14

Meals, snacks and special dinner receptions are included.

To register, call (423) 827-1899 or visit

CEI Enterprises

Service School Seminars

Topics presented during include CEI’s Service School Seminars include heater preventive maintenance, safety controls testing procedures, thermal fluid application and filtration, reading electrical schematics, damper control adjustment, combustion analysis, and more.

This school takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on the following dates:

  • Dec. 10-13, 2018
  • Jan. 14-17
  • Jan. 21-24
  • Feb. 4-7
  • Feb. 11-14

Course manuals are provided in digital format.

Hotel, meals and transportation from hotel to training facility are included in the tuition.

Clarence Richard Company

Clarence Richard Workshops

Clarence Richard Company Inc. offers a number of training opportunities in various locations, including customer plant sites. Training takes place at the students’ availability.

Online Asphalt Plant Operation Workshop

  • The Online Asphalt Plant Operation Workshop takes place online.
  • The course teaches people new to the industry as well as veterans with many years of experience.
  • The course includes downloadable templates, spreadsheets, calculators, etc., to help keep their plants running safely and efficiently.
  • Participants receive a certificate of achievement as well as a two-way report card that provides their scores/ improvement as well as an opportunity to provide feedback on the program.
  • Fee: $995 (plus $195 for optional manual)

Classroom Plant Workshop

  • Feb. 19 – 20, 2019
  • This course takes place in Des Moines, Iowa.The course includes manuals, meals and happy hours.
  • Fee: $995

Classroom Electro-Mechanical

  • Feb. 21, 2019
  • This course takes place in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • The course includes manuals, meal and happy hour.
  • Fee: $595
  • To register, visit

Gencor Industries Inc.

Gencor Advanced Training School

“At Gencor, we believe that properly trained maintainers, operators and superintendents are best equipped to respond quickly, thereby minimizing downtime and returning the plant to production….Our training is built on the same course materials used to teach our own technicians creating the optimum learning experience for asphalt producers. Those who go through our training programs benefit from real experience with real equipment.”

Attendees receive an electronic device with all training materials, and can access all training videos online.

This school takes place in Orlando on the following dates:

  • Jan. 14 – 18, 2019
  • Jan. 21 – 25, 2019
  • Feb. 18 – 22, 2019
  • Feb. 25 – Mar. 1, 2019

Lunches, snacks and two dinners are provided.

One of the courses offered is Baghouse with a Gencor instructor.

A quick tip from class: You can take steps to keep your baghouse running at peak efficiency. “Preheating is critical. Thorough preheating only takes about 20 minutes, though it is frequently overlooked in the haste of starting the plant each day. Proper preheating can extend the life of bags as well as the sidewalls, tube sheet, hopper and ductwork. Allowing moisture to develop in these areas even briefly can promote premature rusting, as well as costly blinding of the bags.”

To register, visit Gencor on before Dec. 14, 2018.

Top Quality Paving

individual and whole-crew training

Industry consultant John Ball teaches in the classroom and in the field at your facility and on your project site. The training teaches people new to the industry as well as veterans with many years of experience the basics of paving and compaction, as well as how to train the trainers among your workers.

Training takes place at the contractors’ availability.

To check availability, contact