Key Principles & Best Practices of Lightweight Belting


Tuesday and Wednesday
March 15-16, 2016
Atlanta, GA

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NIBA's new and improved Key Principles & Best Practices of Lightweight Belting course offers employees new to your organization or less experienced in lightweight belting the opportunity to become acclimated with fundamental principles and essential techniques in a focused, two-day classroom setting.

Upon completion of this class, attendees will have a practical understanding of lightweight belting. They will learn the composition and general manufacturing process of the belts. They will be exposed to assorted fabrications which enhance the value and functionality of the product. Instructors will present key features and benefits of the various styles of lightweight belting, discuss common industry standards, as well as offer tips on trouble shooting, belt tracking and how to avoid common and costly failures in the field. Attendees will also have the opportunity for ample Q&A with top industry professionals.

NIBA training courses educate and add real world value for those who are in the business of providing solutions to operational problems on conveyors. By combining knowledge of lightweight belting, explaining features and benefits of the products, conveyor system design attributes and requirements, as well as trouble shooting skills, this valuable learning opportunity is great as an introduction to the industry or a refresher course to an industry veteran. Classroom interaction among participants enhances learning opportunities and provides attendees with valuable industry relationships. Our course provides an interactive format with hands-on learning and demonstrations, as well as immediate answers to questions.  Make plans now to attend this dynamic, interactive seminar, but hurry, space is limited.

Instructors are NIBA Education & Technical Committee members Steve Fournier, Apache Inc; Mike Francis, Dunham Rubber & Belting Corporation and Mike VandenAkker, Sparks Belting Company.

Schedule

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

7:15 am
Meet in lobby of Courtyard by Marriott

130 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

7:30 am
Shuttle departs from Courtyard by Marriott for Shaw Almex

5051 Snapfinger Woods Dr, Decatur, GA 30031

8:00 am - Noon
Classroom Session 

Noon – 1:00 pm
Lunch

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Classroom Session 

4:30 pm
Shuttle returns to hotel 

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

7:15 am
Meet in lobby of Courtyard by Marriott

130 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

7:30 am
Shuttle departs from Courtyard by Marriott for Shaw Almex

5051 Snapfinger Woods Dr, Decatur, GA 30031

8:00 am - Noon
Classroom Session 

Noon – 1:00 pm
Lunch

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Classroom Session 

4:30 pm
Shuttle returns to the Hotel 

Course Objective

To learn the basics of lightweight belting, which includes synthetics, rubber, nylon core, quick splice, all plastic, and modular belting. The course will cover belt construction, splicing options, accessories and more.


 

Who Should Attend?

All persons in the light duty belting industry who would benefit from utilizing the latest technology and applications. Attendees will be exposed to comprehensive information providing a means to increase equity with their customer base.

Seminar Lodging

Coming Soon.

Location

Shaw Almex
5051 Snapfinger Woods Drive
Decatur, GA  30031

A shuttle will take participants from the hotel to the Shaw Almex facility where the class will be held and back again.  Please note: there is limited parking available at the class, so students are asked to take the shuttle.

Course Fee

Course enrollment is limited to 25 registrants.

  • NIBA Members: $610 before 2/22 ($675 after)
  • Non-Members: $795 before 2/22 ($860 after)

A 10% discount will be applied to the fee when sending more than one participant.

Registration fee includes admission to the entire seminar, group transportation between hotel and class site, course manuals, handouts and materials, breakfast, refreshment breaks, and lunch each day.

Cancellation Policy

A $50 cancellation fee is in affect prior to February 22, 2016. After that date, refunds cannot be guaranteed. 

Instructors Bios

Instructors are NIBA committee members Steve Fournier, Apache Inc; Mike Francis, Dunham Rubber & Belting Corporation and Mike VandenAkker, Sparks Belting Company.

 

               
 Steve Fournier has 23+ years’ experience in the belting industry. His experience includes onsite lightweight installation, system troubleshooting ,and product recommendations as well as application training. His roles have included territory sales & installation, Regional Manager, Lightweight Product Manager, and currently the Director of Strategic Accounts at Apache, Inc.
               

Mike Francis  is a partner at Dunham Rubber and Belting and serves as Sales Manager. During his 38 years at Dunham Rubber he has worked as a belt fabricator/installer, worked in inside sales, managed an outside sales territory and worked as belt product manager.

               



Michael VandenAkker has worked 37 years in the belting industry working for Sparks Belting Company. Currently the product manager responsible for the specifying, testing, approving all procurement of  belting inventory . He also serve as the application specialist to the sales force recommending and training on proper belt selection and application. Experienced instructor in belt constructions, fabricating, splicing and applications.