Roll-Kraft recently hosted its annual regional tube and pipe and roll forming training seminars at the LaMalfa Conference Center in Mentor, Ohio. The venue expanded to two ballrooms this year to accommodate over 100 attendees from nearly 50 companies from all over North America.
Each year, two seminars are presented - one for the tube and pipe mill industry, and one for the roll form industry. As in previous years, both seminars included tours of Roll-Kraft’s state-of-the-art corporate facility in Mentor, Ohio.
Robert A. Sladky, Vice President of Tube Mill Engineering for Roll-Kraft, organized the event and also served as a speaker for each of the two-day programs. He was joined by other presenters, Dave Rostocil and Bret Molnar, Senior Technical Performance Specialists. The seminars included a working-model mill with actual demonstrations projected on-screen for clear observation of the step-by-step process.
Sladky said, “The primary focus of these sessions, as well as our in-house training sessions, is to develop a standard for all to follow in the areas of mill integrity, alignment, setup, and tooling maintenance. This enables people to perform their duties in a predictable, repeatable fashion; and by extension, it minimizes changeover and downtime while reducing scrap and increasing production and profits.”
Past attendees of the regional tube and pipe and roll form training seminars represented a broad mix of operators, maintenance, quality, supervisors, and management. This year, a large majority of attendees were new to the industry, which reflects a transition from veteran operators to a new generation.
Attendance at this year’s regional seminars, as well as demand for Roll-Kraft’s in-house programs and on-site training sessions, continues to surge. In fact, programming volume in 2019 has far surpassed all previous years in Sladky’s decades-long career, and 2020 programming shows no signs of slowing down.
Roll-Kraft has its headquarters in Mentor, Ohio, and it maintains other facilities in Lombard, Illinois (Chicago Roll Company); and Ontario, Canada (Roll-Kraft Ltd.). Calls to the company’s main line, (888) 953-9400 or (440) 205-3100, are greeted by a live operator who can assist callers in quickly reaching a technician, engineer, or sales staff member who can provide immediate assistance. The company’s fax number is (440) 205-3110.
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