Wacker Neuson has created a Technical Academy, the company announced at the World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas this week. The Wacker Neuson Technical Academy was created to train contractors on the latest industry processes and techniques.
The company has been training dealers in its training facility at the company’s headquarters in Menomonee Falls, Wis., for many years, but the academy will raise the training to a more sophisticated level. The courses will be led by industry experts, associations and facilitated by Wacker Neuson training professionals.
The first curriculum will be a prep course on Construction Specialty Commercial/Industrial Concrete Floors, conducted by 17-time Golden Trowel Award winner Bryan Birdwell, who will join the academy to teach contractors his best practices. Birdwell is an examiner of ACI Specialty Commercial/Industrial Concrete Flatwork Finisher/Technician Certification Program and has assisted with the ACI performance exams at the last two World of Concrete events.
The concrete prep course is a complete two-day session that includes classroom and hands-on training.
Wacker Neuson will continue to expand its curriculum to include academy sessions on compaction and concrete consolidation techniques.