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New courses aimed at maintenance personnel

Birmingham, AL -- Jan. 31, 2003 -- Motion Industries Inc. has added several new courses to its Motion Institute of...


Birmingham, AL — Jan. 31, 2003 — Motion Industries Inc. has added several new courses to its Motion Institute of Industrial Education for 2003.

“The level of skill and training our specialists achieve distinguishes Motion Industries in our industry,” said Motion president and chief executive officer Bill Stevens. “Expanding the curriculum of the Motion Institute reinforces our commitment to leveraging that expertise for our customers’ benefit.”

Courses added to the Motion Institute’s 2003 program include:

* Industrial Maintenance Basics – Taking this three-day course gives entry-level maintenance personnel and other employees a solid
introduction to the field of industrial machinery. The class
includes information on the operation and care of various
machine components presented by industry-seasoned, easy-to-understand hands-on instructors.

Introduction to Electrical Maintenance – New electrical personnel will value this practical training course that provides a solid foundation of electrical maintenance skills and practices. They will gain a higher level of understanding basic electrical apparatus.

Manufacturing – A Strategic Overview – Get a view of the “big picture” of a manufacturing company from taking this course. Maintenance personnel and operators learn how their jobs fit into the overall scheme of the organization, working in teams to operate a typical manufacturing company, experiencing the strategic and financial issues involved in running a manufacturing operation.

Hydrostatic Transmissions – Those who want a basic understanding of hydrostatic drives will find this class useful. After a comprehensive overview and comparisons between open and closed loop circuits, participants learn to select all major components necessary to install a closed loop system.

Maintenance Supervisor Training – Entry-level supervisors who want a solid foundation on which to build a successful career in leadership should enroll in this class. Topics include communication and effective listening, conflict and anger management, goal setting, hiring skills, and stress and time management.

Online Safety and Health Training – This simple e-learning option saves time and money on an extensive set of OSHA-compliant courses. Brought to you by the Motion Institute and North Safety’s Flying Fish Creative Services.

For more information on the Motion Institute of Industrial Education, visit www.motionindustries.com or call 205-951-5000.