There is a growing need for operations training in the gas industry in order to strengthen safety, efficiencies and profitability. Often, tribal knowledge and industry specific know-how is either lost, misunderstood and/or distorted as it is passed along from one employee to the next. This distortion of knowledge is affecting our industry as seasoned employees retire or simply exit our companies.
Many of Weldcoa’s customers have requested this type of training for some time. In order to provide this important service to our clients, Weldcoa has committed a sizable investment to build a hands-on training center. In addition to creating a new facility and developing the training materials, we have enlisted some of the top manufacturers in our industry to train your employees. The topics will range from: proper cylinder care to the filling process and will incorporate a general understanding on the functionality of cryogenic pumps and bulk tanks.
Demonstrations will be given, showing the "how" and "why" things occur. Participants of this course will be exposed and introduced to a broad range of resources that your company can continue to access in order to get further training, regulation info, compliance info and general product information.
The amount of information given in this class will help me tremendously."Brandon Patterson, Plant Supervisor for Welsco
Excellent training class for all aspects of the gas industry including day to day efficient plant operations."Fred Grindle, VP of Quality and Environmental, Norris Cylinder
Weldcoa knowledge, training and hospitality were top notch."Russ McAfee, Compliance Manager for DeLille Oxygen.
This is a 3-day classroom lecture with hands-on lab exercises or demonstrations included. This course is designed for any level of fill plant personnel or those who are involved in the gas industry. We have had participants attend who have been on the job for only two weeks and others for 40+ years. Due to the range of topics covered, the experts on hand and the tribal knowledge shared, we feel confident that you will leave satisfied, smarter and safer.
Here is a list of some of the topics discussed:
SEVERAL HANDS ON TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
We want to participants to feel comfortable, safe, and empowered, so we provide a few hands-on demonstrations such as inspecting a range of unsafe cylinders, making a gravimetric mixture, filling a cryogenic liquid cylinder, etc. so participants can touch, hear and feel the operation being done. To see the physics, science and/or logic to why it is happening. And to ask questions when they arise.
Weldcoa loves to learn and understand how and why physics and actions occur. They more we know; the safer, smarter, and more capable we are. We have done these types of training experiments for decades for our staff internally so our crew can understand what the application is they are building, designing, engineering, programming, etc. for. And now, with this type of operations training in place - we have the opportunity to share this training.
All classroom and hands-on training will be held at the WIC (Weldcoa Innovation Center) training center; a full functioning fill plant and spec gas facility.
Address: 338 East Sullivan Road, Aurora IL 60505 (directly across the street from Weldcoa’s 335 East Sullivan Road, Aurora manufacturing facility).
Attendees are responsible for their own transportation, meal and hotel costs. If you are flying in, it is recommended that you rent a vehicle to get around. Weldcoa does not provide any shuttle services to the hotels or the airport(s).
O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) are both about the same distance from our facility (approx. 35-40 miles). Travel time is about 40-90 minutes depending on the time of day and weather conditions.
Here are two hotel options near Weldcoa. These hotels are approximately 5-10 minutes from Weldcoa’s facility.
P: 630-896-2800 | 111 N Broadway | Aurora, IL 60505
This Holiday Inn Express & Suites is in downtown Aurora next to the popular Two Brothers Brewery. Several restaurants, as well as the casino, are within walking distance. They have just completed a significant amount of renovating and they offer a free Continental Breakfast. If interested in booking at this location, call the hotel directly at 630-896-2800 and mention Weldcoa.
Holiday Inn Aurora-North Naperville
P: 630.806.7400 | 2424 W. Sullivan Road | Aurora, IL 60506
Some guests prefer this location over the other Holiday Inn because the Broadway Holiday Inn is near railroad tracks. Another perk at this location is that they have a bar for a convenient night cap if desired. If interested in booking at this location, call the hotel directly at 630-806-7400 and mention Weldcoa.
If you have any questions and/or need assistance, please feel free to contact Melissa Heard, Director of Marketing for Weldcoa. She can be reached at Melissa@Weldcoa.com