Tuesday through Thursday
April 4-6, 2017
Do you have sales or belt shop personnel in need of maximizing their conveyor belt splicing knowledge? Are you a conveyor operator who wants to optimize conveyor belt splicing? NIBA has the solution for you with this splice training seminar.
Over three days, participants will be empowered to make the correct splicing choice as well as gain valuable installation knowledge through this hands-on, interactive seminar. Sales personnel will gain equity with their accounts. Belt shop technicians will gain value with their service. And operators will prolong belt life and minimize maintenance concerns.
Many interactions among students and with the instructors will enhance and maximize the learning experience.
This educational program combines practical classroom session with hands-on training to enhance splicing skill level and to increase the knowledge of standard splicing and fastening procedures.
Splicing technicians, sales personnel, plant operators and any other personnel directly involved with belt performance issues are encouraged to enroll to gain a competitive edge in the belt service marketplace.
Price Rubber Corp
2733 Gunter Park Dr W
Montgomery, AL 36109
Class vulcanizing equipment, tools, and materials supplied by Shaw Almex
DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Montgomery
120 Madison Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36104
Please make your room reservations directly with the hotel. Room rates are $124/night plus tax for single/double accommodations and includes breakfast for one in each room. A block of rooms is reserved. Please mention NIBA when you call 334-245-2320. Reservations must be made by 3/19/2017.
Tuesday, April 4
Classroom Session | 8:30 am – Noon
Vulcanized Step Splicing
Hands-On Session | 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Wednesday, April 5
Classroom Session | 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Hands-On Session | 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Vulcanized Finger Splicing
Classroom Session | 11:00 am – Noon
Hands-On Session | 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Thursday, April 6
Hands-On Session | 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Classroom Session | 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Distributors: $775 ($850 after 3/19)
Manufacturers/Affiliates: $825 ($900 after 3/19)
10% discount on all registrations from companies who send more than one attendee.
Admission to the entire seminar, group transportation between hotel and class site, splice manuals, handouts and materials, breakfast, refreshment breaks, and lunch each day.
Course enrollment is limited to 25 registrants.
A $50 cancellation fee is in effect prior to March 19, 2017. After that date, refunds cannot be guaranteed.
Instructors are NIBA members Mike Cremeens, Almex Group; Gary Dech, Almex Group; Dick McConnell, Flexco; Dell Gutknecht, Reichel-Korfmann Co Inc
Michael Cremeens brings experience and knowledge to the classroom, with industry exposure over the last 38 years that runs the gambit from field technician to conveyor belt manufacturing, rubber processing expert in various positions.
He has led many well-attended multi-day technical training sessions in more than twenty-five countries and instructed more than 5,000 people in the last 25 years.
Mike has authored numerous papers for industry publications and speaks at many industry gatherings (both private & public).
Mike was the Chair of the NIBA Edu/Tech Committee (National Industrial Belting Association) and has led their Heavy Weight Conveyor Belt training sessions for many years.
Mike works for Shaw Almex Industries and in his role as VP Training & Technical Support he does many sessions each year for service companies and global mining operations. He enjoys continuing to learn about unique applications and out of the box solutions on conveyor belt & splice performance. He brings fun and passion to these sessions.
With 30 years of experience in the industry, Dick McConnell combines understanding conveyor operation with the aptitude to engage attendees in training environments. Throughout years troubleshooting conveyor performance in all manner of industries, he’s developed a basis for understanding big picture belt operations. From field training on job sites to creating and presenting conveyor performance training on a national level, the focus is keeping the class on topic and interactive.
Dick is currently National Account/OEM Manager for Flexco focused on conveyor projects throughout North America and beyond. He is active with industry trade organizations such as National Industrial Belting Association (former HD Sub-Chair, current Training Coordinator), National Stone Sand and Gravel Association (Material and Services Board Member) and active with Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association.
Gary Dech began working in the conveyor belting business over 35 years ago and brings firsthand knowledge of splicing, sales and application engineering in both heavyweight and lightweight belting as well as peripheral equipment such as pulleys, idlers and belt cleaning components. As the Global Technical Sales Manager for The Almex Group, Gary has facilitated and led multi-day conveyor belt splice training classes on three continents and brings experience, humor and a lighthearted attitude to any training or technical seminar.