SIMFORMED – November/December 2016

In this Issue Seat belt use can save lives. Cat® Simulators train now and for the future. Motion creates a realistic training experience and Cat Simulators bring solutions to forestry. From the Editor Growth and attrition. Together, these factors create a compelling need to invest in the development

Seat Belts Save Heavy Equipment Operator Lives

The single most effective step you can take to protect yourself while operating a piece of heavy equipment is to buckle up. Get operators in the habit of strapping in every time they sit down behind the controls. Teach the behavior if it isn’t common practice. Cat® Simulator training can

Simformotion™ LLC Announces Cat® Simulators 2016-2017 Scholarship Winner

Peoria, IL, August 2016 — Simformotion™ LLC – a leader in heavy equipment simulator development – is pleased to announce that John Escarcega of Eloy, AZ, has been awarded the 2016-2017 Cat® Simulators Scholarship. He will receive $2,000 to support his pursuit of a heavy equipment-related career. Applications were accepted

Construction Projects Impact the Need for Trained Equipment Operators

With projected spending on construction projects forecasted to be in the billions over the next few years, the need for skilled heavy equipment operators is going to be a priority. The reality is that there won't be enough experienced operators to meet the demand. According to a survey of the

SIMFORMED – September/October 2016

In this Issue Announcing the Cat® Simulators 2016-2017 Scholarship Winner. Alaska school uses simulators as a career exploration tool. Walkarounds promote safety and productivity and Cat Simulators are on the road. From the Editor This issue of Simformed is hitting your inbox just as our team is returning

Cat Simulators Train Current Employees and Influence the Future of the Construction Industry

Kim Lineberger, President of LCI-Lineberger Construction, Inc., and Jan Lineberger, President of Carolina Construction School, LLC, in Lancaster, South Carolina see a two-fold benefit to Cat® Simulators. They are a cost-effective way to train current employees and can be used to increase awareness of careers in construction. Improving the Skills

Simulators Bring Cost Savings and Enriched Training to Utah State University

Utah State University instructor and 20-year heavy equipment industry veteran, Kyle McArthur, wanted to decrease program costs and improve training effectiveness. The addition of a Cat® Hydraulic Excavator Simulator System to the Heavy Equipment and Trucking program at the university’s eastern campus in Price, Utah, has resulted in both. Prior

Cat® Simulators Boost Interest in Heavy Equipment Careers in Alaska

Over the past five years, more than 1800 students have logged time on eight different Cat® Simulator models at the Northwestern Alaska Career and Technical Center (NACTEC) in Nome, Alaska. According to NACTEC Director, Doug Walrath, over 12% (229 students) have continued on to more advanced and focused training utilizing

Cat® Simulators featured in Army Engineering Magazine

Find out how Army Reserve engineers are using Cat® Simulators to create a successful learning environment and setting conditions in which challenging situations are met head-on in a virtual environment. Click the image below to download the full article.  

Wheel Tractor-Scraper Simulator System Retired from Cat® Simulators Product Line

In order to focus development and manufacturing efforts on new machines and emerging industries, the Wheel Tractor-Scraper Simulator System will no longer be offered as part of the Cat® Simulators product line. The Wheel Tractor-Scraper was one of the first simulators developed under the licensing agreement that Simformotion™ LLC holds

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