Link-Belt Builds New Training Center | Construction News

Link-Belt Construction Equipment officials have broken ground for a new 20,000-sq.-ft. training and quality assurance facility at the company's plant in Lexington, Ky. 

The expansion will house three classrooms, labs, and high bays to accommodate any  Link-Belt crane. The facility will open in late 2015 and be ready for a busy 2016 training year.

“Link-Belt’s focus and commitment to training is at an all-time high. These new facilities punctuate the growth and commitment of training our dealers and their customers,” said Bill Stramer, Link-Belt vice president of marketing, sales, and customer support. “Testing new model designs and componentry, along with development of new manufacturing procedures will also take place in this space.”

Link-Belt will be able to offer multiple courses weekly for its distributor service, parts, and sales personnel along with course offerings for its Link-Belt Preferred crane owners. Most courses will focus on operation and maintenance of Link-Belt products and will include more hands-on activities to enhance the learning experience.

Rigorous testing of newly designed parts, and, ultimately, new models, will also be housed in the new facility. This quality assurance will be a cooperative effort between Link-Belt’s design, quality, manufacturing, and training groups.