Training

Free Executive Training Session Offered

As a way of thanking the industry for your support throughout the years, Besser is offering an Executive Session training course at the World Center for Concrete Technology 19-21 August 2014.  The Executive Session is a condensed version of the Concrete Masonry Technology and Vibrapac® Blockmakers Workshop® tailored to upper management and those new to the concrete products industry. Be prepared for three days of interesting topics and insightful class dialog in an open forum atmosphere. Students will learn leadership basics, operations, introduction to raw material, concrete… Continue reading

Register Now to Attend Concrete Masonry Technology & Vibrapac in April 2014

Concrete Masonry Technology 14-18 April 2014 Students attending the Concrete Masonry Technology course will quickly see their return on investment after learning what it takes to produce concrete masonry units. This course covers how to improve efficiencies in all aspects of blockmaking and includes the following topics: In addition, students will produce units in our state-of-the-art training and research facility using designs learned in the classroom. We encourage you to bring your aggregate samples to test. Mix designs Batching Material grading and blending Cementitious… Continue reading

Dynapac/Ultrapac/Superpac Course to be held in Vegas, Baby!

A unique opportunity awaits for Dynapac®, Ultrapac® and Superpac® operators to receive hands-on training in Las Vegas, Nevada, 17-21 March 2014. Besser instructors will lead the class at a local plant, covering the high production three-, four-, five- and six-at-a-time concrete products machines. Important fundamentals, mechanical functions and adjustments, and electrical basics are just a few of the topics that will be covered in this week long course. This class is filling up fast and guaranteed to be held.  To register please contact Kari Schellie by… Continue reading

Blockmakers Workshops a Success

Thirteen concrete industry professionals from companies throughout North America recently completed the Concrete Masonry Technology and the Vibrapac courses, part of the Blockmakers Workshops at the World Center for Concrete Technology (WCCT). Above: Concrete Masonry Technology Students, September 2013 Above: Vibrapac Students, October 2013 Topics addressed during the week-long Concrete Masonry Technology course included material grading and blending, cementitious materials, lightweight aggregates, design mix development, admixes and pigments. Students also discussed… Continue reading

Investing in Education

Industry professionals gathered to attend the Executive Session at the World Center for Concrete Technology (WCCT) in August. Students had the opportunity to learn more about the processes of running a block plant, how to reduce costs, increase efficiencies and improve processes. The next course is Concrete Masonry Technology, 16-20 September 2013. Students will quickly see their return on investment after learning what it takes to produce concrete masonry units and how to improve efficiencies in all aspects of blockmaking. The course will also cover mix designs, batching, material… Continue reading

Training Opportunities

The World Center for Concrete Technology (WCCT) will be holding the following courses in Alpena, Michigan USA. Register online or for more information contact WCCT by phone +1.989.358.7359 or e-mail wcct@alpenacc.edu. Executive Session, 13-15 August 2013 The Executive Session is a condensed version of the Concrete Masonry Technology and Vibrapac® Blockmakers Workshops® tailored to upper management. New products, programs and current issues are also discussed in a round-table format with industry executives and professionals. Concrete Masonry Technology, 16-20 September 2013 Continue reading