Training Course addresses predictive maintenance.

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Twelve-week Predictive Maintenance Course covers vibration analysis, airborne ultrasound, infrared thermography, oil analysis, nondestructive testing, and root cause failure analysis. Student can elect to specialize in core technology or continue training in other technologies to become multiple technology specialist. In addition to classroom instruction, coaching, mentoring, and laboratory work, training will include hands-on work at local facilities.




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Allied Services Group to Open Predictive Maintenance School



LEBANON, OH, January 19, 2004 - Allied Services Group (ASG), a leader in delivering total reliability engineering services to U.S. industry, will open the Allied Training Center, a comprehensive predictive maintenance training school, on January 26, in Clinton, IN.

The 12-week training program will cover all aspects of predictive maintenance, and include on-site experience at local industries, according to Lebanon, Ohio-based company's President and COO John Schultz, CMRP.

"We couldn't be more excited about this project," said Schultz. "We saw a real need for a complete predictive maintenance training program in our industry, and this program is ideal for people who want to pursue a career in this exciting field."

Training will take place in a non-traditional building - the former Clinton High School gymnasium, built in 1936 and purchased by ASG last year. Renovations to the lower level of the gym were necessary to create several classrooms, where PdM training will take place. The locker rooms and cafeteria on the lower level were also renovated and will once again be in full operation. The gym itself was refurbished and will be open to the public for recreational use.

ASG also purchased the former Clinton Nursing Home, and renovated it to serve as a dormitory for students of the three-month training program. Each of the 18 rooms has been remodeled, fully furnished and equipped with a color television and Internet access.

More Than Books and Blackboards
Because of the phenomenal growth of Industrial Vibration Consultants (IVC), an ASG member company, the training center was another way to recruit entry-level talent to help meet the growing demand for IVC's predictive maintenance services. But the educational experience is not limited to classroom instruction, coaching, mentoring and laboratory work. ASG has partnered with industries in Southwestern Indiana to allow the training experience to include hands-on work at these local facilities.

The Allied Training Center will instruct students in all facets of predictive maintenance technologies, and be taught by two of the most skilled, experienced professionals in the business - Lance Bisinger, CMRP, and Gary Andis, who were both recently promoted to president and vice president, respectively, of Allied Training and Development Corp. Bisinger, who spent several years in training and development with Computational Systems Inc. before joining ASG as the western region manager, will oversee all training programs for the training division. Andis, a senior analyst and trainer for ASG prior to his new post, will head up the training program. Prior to joining ASG, Andis spent 30 years in maintenance and reliability leadership positions for Eli Lilly & Co.

"Lance and Gary are both well respected reliability professionals and both are great teachers of predictive maintenance," said Schultz. "Their experience and ability to make others around them better will pay enormous dividends to our company and those who enroll in the Allied Training Center."

The 12-week course covers a variety of predictive maintenance topics, including vibration analysis, airborne ultrasound, infrared thermography, oil analysis, nondestructive testing, and root cause failure analysis. The course is open to entry level technicians with one of ASG member companies, which include IVC, Noria Corporation, Management Resource Group, Snell Infrared and Universal Technologies Inc. Students can elect to specialize in their core technology or continue training in other technologies to become multiple technology specialists.

Careers are also available in non-technology based areas of reliability. Students will be paid during the course, and upon graduation will receive a full compensation and benefits package. All instructors of the center are certified to the American Society of Non-Destructive Testing's guidelines and standards. For more information, call Carla Peters at 812-553-0993, or email her at petersc@alliedservicesgroup.com.

Allied Precision Maintenance School Curriculum
Week 1 - Orientation/OSHA 10-hour training/reliability awareness overview
Week 2 - Vibration/airborne ultrasound: technology overview with focus on data collection fundamentals
Week 3 - Equipment and power transmission fundamentals Part 1
Week 4 - Equipment and power transmission fundamentals Part 2
Week 5 - Infrared thermography/online-offline motor testing/oil analysis/nondestructive testing overview
Week 6 - Vibration Level 1 course
Week 7 - Root cause failure analysis and maintenance workflows overview
Week 8 - Reporting generation and TEAM usage
Week 9 - Ultrasonic primer
Week 10 - Proof of field proficiency
Week 11 - Ultrasonic Level 1 course
Week 12 - Final orientation, software training, and graduation ceremony

ABOUT ALLIED SERVICES GROUP
Allied Services Group (www.alliedservicesgroup.com) is comprised of industry leading companies dedicated to supplying the highest quality service support at every level - training, asset management, machinery improvement, and condition-based monitoring.

Companies that comprise Allied Services Group are Industrial Vibration Consultants Inc. (www.ivc-pdm.com), which provides vibration analysis, laser coupling alignment and dynamic balancing services; Noria Corporation (www.noria.com), which provides a complete portfolio of lubrication training programs; Management Resource Group (www.mrginc.net), which delivers engineering and technology services for strategic improvements that impact plant equipment reliability, people and process efficiencies, product quality, and safety & regulations compliance; Snell Infrared (www.snellinfrared.com), which provides infrared thermography services; and Universal Technologies Inc. (www.unitechinc.com), which delivers technical training, multimedia development and task qualification.

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