11 08, 2022

Hoopaugh Grading Company Infographic

August 11th, 2022|Categories: Infographics|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Hoopaugh Grading Company (HGC), one of the largest general contractors in North and South Carolina, takes a holistic approach to training its heavy equipment operators. By including three state-of-the-art, customizable Cat® Simulators systems in its training program over the past two years, HGC has experienced significant savings in three key

9 08, 2022

Western Piedmont Community College Heavy Equipment Operator Program Continues to Grow and Attract Students

August 9th, 2022|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Sitting amongst green, lush trees on 300 acres of rolling hills, Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) in Morganton, North Carolina, offers more than 36 associate science degrees in healthcare, business, education and industry. Among its many curricula is the Heavy Equipment Operator (HEO) program which includes courses designed to prepare

28 07, 2022

Simformed July/August 2022

July 28th, 2022|Categories: eNewsletters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In This Issue NEW! Cat® Simulators Backhoe Loader Training System, Wheel Loader Machine Safety Infographic, Making a Difference in Incarcerated Prisoners’ Lives One Training Program at a Time, In-Person Training NEW! Cat® Simulators Backhoe Loader System Set in a construction setting, the new Cat® Simulators Backhoe Loader system trains students

26 07, 2022

5,000 Years of Silver Mining Infographic

July 26th, 2022|Categories: Infographics|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Throughout time, mining for silver has changed dramatically. More than 5,000 years ago, silver miners used their hands and stones to dig up the precious metal. Today, silver mines use mining equipment to produce millions of ounces annually. To be as productive as possible, mining equipment operators need to be

21 07, 2022

Cat® Simulators New Backhoe Loader System Trains Construction Operators Safely and Efficiently

July 21st, 2022|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Peoria, Ill.— Simformotion™ LLC – a leader in heavy equipment simulator training solutions – announces the release of the new Cat® Simulators Backhoe Loader System.Set in a construction environment, the system teaches students and operators how to work a Backhoe Loader (BHL) from the machine inspection to driving, braking, trenching,

28 06, 2022

Making a Difference in Incarcerated Prisoners’ Lives One Training Program at a Time

June 28th, 2022|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , |

While driving to work in 2019, Henry Sanders, former Career and Technical Educational Coordinator for the Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections, noticed construction work happening in the area.  It was nothing new.  It happened all the time. Then he spotted women operating heavy equipment. And that’s when Sanders

7 06, 2022

National Trench Safety Month

June 7th, 2022|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

In addition to being National Safety Month, June is also Trench Safety Month. Throughout the month, the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) educates the public and non-NUCA industry companies about the importance of job site safety for employees who work underground or in and around trenches. “In this industry, the safety

31 05, 2022

Simformed May/June 2022

May 31st, 2022|Categories: eNewsletters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In This Issue Virtual Group Excavator Training, Construction Safety Program Infographic, In-Person Training, Reduce Employee Turnover, VR Headset Reset Steps. Free Online Training Join us for a free 1-hour livestream training class on June 15th. The class will focus on Cat® Simulators Hydraulic Excavator and Advanced Construction Excavator, featuring instruction

24 05, 2022

From Good To Goat: Quick Wins For Operators

May 24th, 2022|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Michael Jordan. Serena Williams. Tom Brady. Simone Biles. Your mileage may vary, but most experts consider these athletes to be the GOAT — greatest of all time — in their respective sports. How’d they earn that title? Natural talent, for sure, but also lots of practice and commitment.Given the ongoing

19 05, 2022

How Do You Learn Best?

May 19th, 2022|Categories: Infographics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Everyone learns differently– from listening to an instructor or a podcast to looking at charts, graphs and diagrams to reading textbooks, manuals and reports to hands-on training. Operators who learn how to operate heavy equipment on Cat Simulators can learn in their best learning style. Download the free infographic!