3-Day Splice School

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Founded upon the principals of excellence and value which have made the Almex brand of vulcanizers the product of choice in countries around the globe, Almex Institute is housed in a state-of-the-art facility in Atlanta, Georgia. Custom designed to meet the needs of the new generation of workers; the new Almex Institute training program and facility are geared toward bridging the gap for those new to the field of splicing and updating veterans on cutting edge methods and technologies.

What Topics Will Be Covered?

  • Steel cord belt splicing

(Special Class Only)

  • Step splicing of fabric belts

(hot and cold process)

  • Finger splicing heavy weight rubber belting
  • Pulley lagging and rubber lining

(Special Class Only)

  • Vulcanizer set-up and operations

How Will the Materials Be Presented?

In an effort to address the diversities found in every group, Almex Institute training techniques will include a variety of approaches and learning opportunities including:

  • Classroom instruction
  • Small group discussion
  • Question and answer sessions
  • Multimedia presentations
  • Hands-on application
  • Exclusive training manuals

Who Will Facilitate?

Led by Michael Cremeens, the Almex Institute instructors will bring experience and product knowledge to the classroom. Mike’s experiences over the last forty years has run the gambit from belt splicer to company owner to manufacturing and rubber processing to technical training in over twenty-five countries. Mike has authored numerous items for industry publications including contributions to NIBA "Beltline" and the Rubber Manufacturers Association conveyor belt handbook. Michael Cremeens brings humor and skill to the classroom and has personally instructed more people in the art of belt splicing than any other individual in North America.

Gary Dech began working in the conveyor belting business over 35 years ago and brings firsthand knowledge of splicing, sales and application engineering in both heavyweight and lightweight belting as well as peripheral equipment such as pulleys, idlers and belt cleaning components. As the Global Technical Sales Manager for The Almex Group, Gary has facilitated and led multi-day conveyor belt splice training classes in various countries on four continents and brings experience, humor and a lighthearted attitude to any training or technical seminar.

Located in Denver, Brad Bundy started his belting career in 2007 with a leading global conveyor belt manufacturer. Since then, he has performed belt service from 2 miles under the Atlantic ocean to more than 2 miles above sea level, on belts conveying everything from prescription medication to precious metals. Brad has conducted splice training classes in multiple countries to thousands of people and believes he is as much a student as an instructor in this industry. He has written and revised new and worn belt splicing and repair procedures and invented industry-related tooling. Brad’s hands on approach focuses on Safety, Quality, and Efficiency- in that order.