17 11, 2021

7th annual National Apprenticeship Week: November 15 – 21, 2021

November 17th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Simformotion joins in the celebration of apprentices nationwide this week during the 7th annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW). During NAW, industry, labor, equity, workforce, education, and government leaders host events showcasing the successes and value of Registered Apprenticeship for re-building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved

26 10, 2021

Cat® Simulators Video Safety Series #5: Fatigue

October 26th, 2021|Categories: Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

In the fifth safety tip in our series, “7 Ways to Prevent Heavy Equipment Accidents,” we focus on fatigue awareness. See our other video tips in the series on the Video page. Download the free infographic. If you would like a copy of the video contact us. https://vimeo.com/639197281

19 10, 2021

Cat® Simulators Video Safety Series #4: Overload

October 19th, 2021|Categories: Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In the fourth safety tip in our series, “7 Ways to Prevent Heavy Equipment Accidents,” we focus on the dangers of overload.  See our other video tips in the series on the Video page. Download the free infographic. If you would like a copy of the video contact us.https://vimeo.com/636298466

18 10, 2021

Hoopaugh Grading Company (HGC) Focuses on Employee Training at the HGC Academy Featuring Cat® Simulators

October 18th, 2021|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When Hoopaugh Grading Company, LLC, (HGC), one of the largest general contractors in North and South Carolina, opened the doors to the HGC Academy, owner Brian McManus’ vision became a reality. McManus and company leaders envisioned HGC would one day be a teaching company able to train and develop its

12 10, 2021

Cat® Simulators Video Safety Series #3: Seat Belt Use

October 12th, 2021|Categories: Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

In the third safety tip in our series, “7 Ways to Prevent Heavy Equipment Accidents,” we focus on seat belt use.  See our other video tips in the series on the Video page. Download the free infographic. If you would like a copy of the video contact us. https://vimeo.com/630207133

5 10, 2021

Cat® Simulators Video Safety Series #2: Three Points of Contact

October 5th, 2021|Categories: Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

In the second safety tip of our series, “7 Ways to Prevent Heavy Equipment Accidents,” we focus on mounting and dismounting the machine with one hand and two feet making contact, or two hands and one foot at all times. See our other video tips in the series on the

9 09, 2021

Heavy Equipment Operator Students Gain Confidence of Real-World Skills in Virtual Simulator Training at Collins Career Technical Center

September 9th, 2021|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

After an accident left Jason Douglas unable to continue his career as an auto mechanic, he knew he needed to re-invent himself. At 36 years old, Douglas, who lives in Ironton, Ohio, started searching for new opportunities. That’s when he discovered the accredited Heavy Equipment Operator course at nearby Collins

4 08, 2021

From hands-on training to the workforce

August 4th, 2021|Categories: Articles, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The partnership between CCHS and BTI provides opportunities for students to gain real-world experience in heavy equipment operation that prepares them for life beyond high school Dust clouds could be seen off Lamonta Road Wednesday afternoon, as dirt was being moved by a dozer, excavator, wheel loader, min excavator and

14 07, 2021

Track Adjustment Affects Undercarriage Wear

July 14th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

Every application affects undercarriage wear differently and requires proper track adjustment. Adjust the track in the underfoot conditions in which the machine is working. For example, if track that is correctly adjusted for a non-packing application is put into a packing situation, packing materials will increase track tension, making the

7 06, 2021

Work Related Deaths and Injuries Facts

June 7th, 2021|Categories: Infographics|Tags: , , , , , , |

The cost of injuries and deaths in the workplace can be devastating to businesses. Training employees properly can help avoid accidents. An investment in training today, such as Cat Simulators, can pay for itself in the cost of a mishap, fine or worse, loss of life. Download our free infographic on the