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The Cornerstone of Your Training Foundation Adapted from Information by Equipment Corporation of America Over the past 100 years, Equipment Corporation of America (ECA) has provided advanced, innovative, and reliable drilling, pile driving, hoisting and rigging, slurry cutting, soil mixing, and soil stabilization equipment to the construction industry. Their product knowledge, responsive service, and support meets and exceeds customers’ expectations every day. After having success with numerous classroom training sessions, ECA knew they wanted to make a more serious commitment to practical training - to elevate their technicians to the next level, and on the customer side, fill a gap in the U.S. training opportunities. The perfect location was determined to be a one-acre parcel adjacent to ECA Jacksonville in Green Cove Springs, Florida, that was being used for storage. After sitework, fencing, and signage went up, the ECA Training Center was established. Although the company has eight other locations in the U.S. and Canada, Jacksonville was the obvious choice because the moderate climate allows cus- tomers to receive training year-round. “The goal from day one was to have a dedicated location separate of our current facilities where we could operate a machine, drill a hole, and have live exercises,” Dave Schell, ECA’s corporate director of parts and service recalled. “The training center has been key to fulfilling our customers’ training needs.” The facility offers a host of training types and exams. Currently, the focus is on three categories of training: Technical Training - provides basic knowledge of the principles of electrical and hydraulic systems for equipment tech- nicians. The program includes both classroom and hands-on instruction. Operator Training - focuses on safety and efficiency on drill rigs, piling rigs, and cranes. Discussions are also held on how to execute different drilling methods with the proper equipment and tools. NCCCO (National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators) Exam - provides training to prepare for the written exam and is also recognized by NCCCO as both a training facility and exam site for the program designed by experts from all aspects of the industry and is not specific to one drill rig manufacturer. It is intended to improve safety for all foundation and anchor/micropile rig operators. Along with the ECA Training Center, the company continues to take training to jobsites and offices of its customers. They adopted the slogan, “The Cornerstone of Your Training Foundation,” to draw attention to their increased focus on training. Nitrate Coated Premium Liners 5x6, 5x8, & 5x10 Gardner Denver 5-1/2x8 & 5-1/2x10 Gardner Denver 7-1/2x8 & 7-1/2x10 Gardner Denver Rods Heat-Treated & Chromed 5x6, 5x8, & 5-1/2x8 Gardner Denver 5x10 & 5-1/2x10 Gardner Denver 7-1/2x8 & 7-1/2x10 Gardner Denver New Pumps In Stock Gardner Denver 4x5 TEE Triplex. Gardner Denver 5-1/2x5 TEE Triplex Gardner Denver 4x5 or 4-1/2x5 Duplex Gardner Denver 5x6 Duplex Gardner Denver 5x6 Air Drive Duplex Gardner Denver 5x8 Duplex Gardner Denver 5-1/2x8 Duplex Gardner Denver 7-1/2x8 Duplex Gardner Denver 7-1/2x10 Duplex Gardner Denver 5-1/2x5 THE Triplex Gardner Denver 5x8 PAH Triplex Call for Prices. We Have a Variety of Brands of Mud Pump Parts and Power Units in Stock. Special or Obsolete Parts Made to Order . Cash for Surplus Mud Pumps . Rebuilt Mud Pumps 4-1/2x6 Gaso Duplex 4-1/2x6 Oilwell Duplex Gardner Denver 4-1/2x8 PA-8 Triplex Gardner Denver 5x6 Duplex Gardner Denver 5x10 Duplex Gaso 5x10 Duplex OVER 300 PUMPS IN STOCK Armstrong Machine Co. Inc. Pocahontas, IA 50574 USA 712-335-4131 ~ 24 Hours 7 Days a Week • Fax: 712-335-4565 800-831-4527 USA & Canada (8AM to 4PM Monday-Friday) Hydraulic Grout Pumps 5”, 6”, & 7-1/2” 31 WorldWide Drilling Resource ® FEBRUARY 2020 C&G