WCCT Launches New Website & Improves Master Blockmaker Certification

This week the World Center for Concrete Technology (WCCT) launched a new, mobile-friendly website, The site is easy-to-use and provides prospective students with new avenues to register for upcoming courses - online, by fax, mail or phone. The new site also allows students to submit payment by credit card, PayPal, check or to be invoiced. WCCT is hosting four Blockmakers Workshops® this fall. Complete course descriptions, costs, travel details and Alpena area information is available online. Early registration is encouraged to reserve your seat. Fall 2015 Blockmakers… Continue reading

22 Students Attend Blockmakers Workshops

Over the past four weeks 22 students have attended Blockmakers Workshops® held at the World Center for Concrete Technology (WCCT) in Alpena, Michigan USA. Concrete Masonry Technology, Vibrapac®, Advanced Vibrapac® and Electronic Controls are all one week courses that include classroom and hands-on training in WCCT's state-of-the-art Besser block plant. Students that attend five week-long courses can earn a Master Blockmakers certificate, a unique accomplishment earned by only 179 recipients to date.  Upcoming courses include the Executive Session, a 2-1/2 day session geared toward… Continue reading

Besser Continues Free Online Training

We’re excited to continue free online training sessions to our valued partners this summer. Since January 2015, monthly one-hour training sessions have been attended by over 100 students with topics covering admixtures, molds and form maintenance, batching and water.  Our online training sessions cover all aspects of production facilities with many topics based on feedback from past online students. Instructor Ron Scherer is enthuisiastic and ready to share his knowledge with the concrete industry.   Here's what some of our past students had to say:  “Good overall base material for… Continue reading

Continuing Your Concrete Education

Our industry is constantly changing and growing. Continuing education is required for employees to stay current with the latest developments, skills, and new technologies.  The World Center for Concrete Technology (WCCT) is dedicated to the education of the concrete industry.   Beginning in April, WCCT will offer a full line-up of Blockmakers Workshops® in Alpena, Michigan, USA. A four week series of courses will begin mid-April and will include Concrete Masonry Technology, Vibrapac®, Advanced Vibrapac® and Electronic Controls.  Students can attend one or all of the courses that… Continue reading

First Ever Besser Servopac® Training Held

As leaders in the concrete products equipment industry, our goal is to keep you and your employees up-to-date with the latest information and training available. At the beginning of March we held our first-ever Servopac Training class! We traveled to Fay Block Materials and had the chance to meet 26 students who attended this week-long training opportunity. The in-plant, hands-on training covered all aspects of the Besser Servopac machine including an in-depth explanation of machine screens and functions of every aspect of the Servopac, basic to mid-level hydraulics training,… Continue reading

Successful PAC Series Training Course Held

Over 30 students attended a Dynapac® / Ultrapac® / Superpac® course held 26-30 January 2015 at Bauer Company in Worthington, Pennsylvania USA.  Besser instructors led the class and covered the high production Besser three-, four-, five- and six-at-a-time concrete products machines. Students traveled from around the USA, Canada and Mexico to attend this unique training opportunity. Besser offers training at the World Center for Concrete Technology, regionally and in our customers’ plants.  If you are interested in attending an upcoming course or would like to schedule your personal… Continue reading

Besser Impresses Argentinian Attendees

Besser Company recently became a member of the Argentina Block Association (AABH). One of the benefits of our membership was the opportunity for Oriol Armadàs, Besser Regional Manager, to deliver a customized presentation to attendees during their annual conference held in late October. Oriol focused the presentation on Besser Company’s ability to supply complete plants and the support we provide to satisfy each producer’s unique needs. He promoted our innovative production equipment such as the Servopac®, Megapac and the new big board machine that will debut in 2015. The audience of… Continue reading

First Servopac® Training Course Offered

Servopac® Training 9-13 March 2015 Fayetteville, North Carolina USA Be a part of history for the first Servopac® school Besser will offer! With a completely brand new curriculum, our newest course will cover all aspects of the machine including an in-depth explanation of machine screens and functions of every aspect of the Servopac, basic to mid-level hydraulics training, electrical / electrical troubleshooting, predictive and preventive maintenance and a group roundtable. The class will include both in-class training in a conference room environment and hands-on training at the… Continue reading

Fall and Winter Blockmakers Workshops

The World Center for Concrete Technology (WCCT) will be holding Product Handling, Concrete Masonry Technology and Vibrapac® courses this fall and winter.   Join us or invest in your employees' education by sending them to the Blockmakers Workshop® program with a 60 year legacy in the concrete products industry. Seats are limited and students are encouraged to enroll early. Product Handling 13-17 October 2014 The Product Handling course covers adjustments, schematic print reading and solid state circuitry of E-Model and Multi-Spade Besser-Matic® loader/unloaders, LSC and PTS… Continue reading

Upcoming Courses: Concrete Masonry Technology & Vibrapac

The World Center for Concrete Technology (WCCT) will be holding the Concrete Masonry Technology and Vibrapac courses in September and December 2014. Seats are limited and students are encouraged to enroll early. Concrete Masonry Technology covers all aspects of manufacturing concrete products while Vibrapac is a hands-on study of the V3 Vibrapac concrete products machine.  Concrete Masonry Technology 8-12 September 2014 1-5 December 2014 Concrete Masonry Technology covers all aspects of manufacturing concrete products.  In an easy-to-follow structured format, the class covers raw… Continue reading