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KPI-JCI Hosts Authorized Dealers for Onsite Factory Training

A hands-on, onsite training approach, supported by classroom learning, resulted in enhanced education for national and international Kolberg-Pioneer Inc. (KPI-JCI) and Astec Mobile Screens authorized dealers during a PRO Service Training event held recently in Yankton, S.D.

Employees from dealerships including General Equipment, Fargo, N.D.; GW Van Keppel Co., Kansas City, Kan.; and Lonetrack Equipment, Langley, British Columbia, Canada; visited the KPI-JCI plant in Yankton for onsite jaw crusher and vibrating feeder assembly service training.

Training sessions included presentations on operation and application for jaw crushers and vibrating feeders, shop floor training on installation and assembly, plant tours and safety education. Terry Haas, field service representative and training coordinator at Kolberg-Pioneer Inc., said the training sessions are critical for dealers who want to stay informed on best equipment practices.

“Dealers should take advantage of these opportunities because it allows them to stay current on training and get a hands-on opportunity to learn about installation and operation of equipment from those who know it best,” Haas said. “PRO Service Training sessions are also a great way to meet and build relationships with our service personnel who go out into the field.”

KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens’ PRO Service Training occurs at least six times a year at the Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. and Johnson Crushers International Inc. factories in Yankton and Eugene, Ore. The next service training event, which covers cone crushing and screening, will take place July 19-21 at the Johnson Crushers International, Inc. plant in Eugene.

To learn more about training opportunities at KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens, please visit