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Link-Belt breaks ground on new training center

Facility to be open in late 2015, ready for 2016 training year

A rendering of the new Link-Belt training facility.
A rendering of the new Link-Belt training facility.

Lexington, Ky. – Link-Belt Construction Equipment officials broke ground on a new 20,000-square-foot training and quality assurance facility at the company’s Lexington location. The expansion will house three classrooms, labs and high bays to accommodate any size Link-Belt crane. The facility will be open in late 2015 and will be ready for a very 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, and parts and sales personnel, along with course offerings for its Link-Belt Preferred crane owners. The majority of these courses focus on operation and maintenance of the Link-Belt product line and will include much 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.

Link-Belt Construction Equipment Company, with headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky, USA, is a leader in the design and manufacture of telescopic boom and lattice boom cranes for the construction industry worldwide.