McElroy Offers Training
For more than 30 years, pipe fusion machine manufacturer McElroy offered advanced training to fusion technicians, increasing efficiency, productivity and safety when using the machines.
McElroy University offers 23 classes per year at the company’s technical center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Offerings include field training at various locations throughout the world.
The classes cover topics from operation, troubleshooting and rebuilding fusion machines, ranging from small to large diameter pipes and fusion machines.
The new Fusion Productivity and Project Management course covers planning fusion projects. Topics include what equipment would work best in certain situations, setting up job sites for optimal productivity and integrating productivity-enhancing tools into a job site plan. The majority of the training is hands on, with a small portion occurring in the classroom.
“This new productivity class was created in response to many of our end users, who are seeking to do more with less,” said Larry Gordon, manager of training at McElroy. “If we can teach more fusion technicians the best way to set up their job site, and work efficiently within that job site, it’s going to be much better for pipe fusion. The process is already fast, and with our techniques, contractors can definitely meet and beat more deadlines.”
The class parallels McElroy’s growing productivity tool line. The line of products, which includes the PolyHorse, PolyPorter, MegaMc Pipe Stands and much more, continues to grow each year. The company usually designs and builds productivity tools out of demand from customers’ needs.