Service Track

The Service Track provides educational seminars for equipment managers or anyone who maintains equipment.

Workshop 6 - 8:00 AM-5:00 PM - Tuesday, December 5
Introduction to GMA Welding and Plasma Cutting – Kyle Killpack and Mike Decker, General Air
OFF SITE @ C & M Golf & Grounds:  Learn the basics of GMA Welding and Plasma cutting to enable you to keep your equipment in working order.  This training course will include both classroom style instruction followed by hands-on training.  The instructor will begin by reviewing the basic Process and Techniques of GMA Welding and Plasma Cutting.  Following the more formal classroom style instruction, attendees will have an opportunity for hands-on training on both machines. 

11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Wednesday, December 6
The Superintendent Equipment Manager relationship – John Patterson

In this course, the dynamics of the Superintendent/Equipment Manager relationship will be explored, focusing on the influence that communication, career engagement, and expectations have on the relationship, and how the relationship can be positively influenced in a variety of ways.

1:00 PM-2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 6
Equipment Managers and what GCSAA can do for you – David Phipps, GCSAA
David will be presenting on when the IGCEMA dissolved and became part of the GCSAA. Now that the equipment managers are part of the GCSAA what can you expect in terms of ongoing education, benefits, and certificate programs.  There will also be a discussion period where David would like feedback on how GCSAA can serve the equipment managers.

3:00 PM-4:00 PM, Wednesday, December 6
Implementing Computer Based Fleet Management – John Patterson
In this course, attendees will learn about strategies and methods for managing fleet maintenance, referencing both TRIMS and Toro MyTurf programs. Preventive maintenance service schedules, equipment classifications, inventory management, and various tips and tricks will all be covered.

8:00 AM-9:00 AM, Thursday, December 7
Alternative Fuels:  What every Equipment Manager should know – Dale Getz
Products are becoming smarter and more integrated.  With the fast maturation of automation technology, the equipment manager has a challenge to learn about smart connected products, batteries, sensing technologies and navigation.  This class will talk about a vision for the future and how the equipment manager should plan.

10:00 AM-12:00 PM, Thursday, December 7
Roundatable Discussion – Dale Getz, Mike Dahlin
Open Roundatable Discussion

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