Track, Train, Troubleshoot for Heavyweight Belting Seminar

2933 Miller Rd
Decatur, GA 30035
Shaw Almex International Headquarters USA
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - Thursday, May 2, 2019


Course Fees:

Course enrollment is limited to 25 registrants. 

Fee includes admission to the entire seminar, handouts and materials, breakfast, refreshment breaks and lunch each day, as well as transportation to and from the quarry site.

Member TypeEarly Bird rate until February 22, 2019Regular Rate
NIBA Distributor/Fabricator$600$675

NIBA Manufacture or Affiliate$650$725

*** $60 off for Companies that send 2 or more attendees!!!

Seminar Lodging:

Courtyard Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory
130 Clairemont Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030

Reserve your guestroom online or call Marriott Reservations at 1-888-236-2427 or 404-371-0204.  Please identify yourself as part of the NIBA Heavyweight Splice Technical Seminar group staying at the Courtyard Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory Hotel for the discounted $172 rate plus tax per night.  Please note that the hotel will charge one night stay as part of the deposit to secure the room.  Wifi and breakfast are included.  

Cutoff date: April 10, 2019


2933 Miller Road
Decatur, Georgia 30035

Host quarry: 

Martin Marietta Red Oak, Atlanta
5414 Buffington Rd,
Red Oak, GA 30272

*Attendees must have personal protection safety equipment – steel toe shoes, hard hat, safety glasses; safety vests will be provided.

Required Safety Equipment:

Safety equipment is required for the quarry visit. Please wear steel toed boots and bring safety glasses, hard hat, vest, and any other safety equipment. A limited number of safety equipment will be available on-site. NIBA strongly recommends that participants bring their own. Please contact the office with any questions. 

Rubber Ron Scholarship:

At the completion of this technical seminar, the instructors will select an attendee based on their perspective of the trainees, their involvement, and interaction during the trainings to receive the Rubber Ron Scholarship. The sponsor company will receive notification that their employee was awarded this scholarship, as well as a $500 award back to the company that sent the trainee.

Cancellation Policy:

A $100 cancellation fee is in effect prior to April 3, 2019. After that date, refunds cannot be guaranteed. 

Event Details

Ever wonder when observing conveyor operation if you know about all that you're seeing? Track, Train and Troubleshoot will expand your vision. Attendees will participate in an interactive classroom session detailing industry standard on belt conveyor operation. 

Empowered with this knowledge, the class will engage in real world observation at a host aggregate facility and record observations which otherwise may go unnoticed. The end result is knowledge focused on solutions geared to maximize belt life. Whether you are new or seasoned in the industry, NIBA facilitators, with over 75 years of combined experience, will interact with participants to assure understanding of the topics covered.

Program Agenda:

Day 1:
         Classroom Session:
             -Construction & Selection
             -Trouble Shooting
             -Belt Slippage & Lagging
             -Take-Up Systems

Day 2:

Classroom Session:
    -Site Safety Training
    -Quarry visit to Martin Marietta Red Oak
Classroom Sessions:
    -Quarry Findings Discussion
    -Mechanical Fasteners
    -Vulcanized Splicing

Course Objective:

To further educate and add value to those who are in the business of providing solutions to conveyor operational problems.

Who Should Attend:

Outside sales professionals, service technicians, belt maintenance providers, and other personnel concerned with improving conveyor belt performance.

Meet Your Trainers:


·       Mike Cremeens, VP Training & Technical Support, Shaw Almex Industries

·       Dick McConnell, National Account/OEM Manager, Flexco

·       Dell Gutknecht, General Manager, Reichel-Korfmann Co. Inc.

·       Buddy Wilson, Senior Director-Services Operations, Fenner Dunlop Conveyor Belting

Click Here for more trainer information.

Additional Information
Event Contact:
Jackie Fowler
Contact Organization:
NIBA - The Belting Association
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