watching expert speak about quarry equipment

Enhancing Our Industry By Sharing What We Know

We’ve had a busy fall season here at Kemper Equipment! Our usual work of designing, manufacturing, and supplying the best material handling equipment and solutions is more than enough to keep our team working hard every day, of course. But did you know that we are also dedicated to promoting our industry with knowledge sharing and education events for both professionals in our field and the next generation?

As we close out 2018, we wanted to take a look back at a couple of our favorite experiences from the past few months of getting out there and educating. If you missed our learning events this year, don’t worry – we have plenty more coming in 2019!

students gathered around an experiment Manufacturing Day for Students

In October, we invited high school and middle school students from nearby Elanco and Pequea Valley school districts to visit our facilities and discover what it is we do here at Kemper!

Manufacturing Day was a hit with tours, a presentation about the services and products we supply and manufacture, and everyone’s favorite part of the day – a bridge-building competition to see which team of students could create the strongest structure. We also enjoyed pizza for lunch.

large group watching presentation seminarQuarry Operations 101 2018

We held our annual 2-day seminar for beginning and intermediate plant operators on November 5th and 6th at the Holiday Inn Grantville (right next to the Hollywood Casino!), and we’re very happy with how things went at this year’s event!

We had a great turnout that included not only “students” seeking new knowledge to increase their plant production, efficiency, and profit, but a number of industry reps from our equipment manufacturing partners and other experts who joined us to “spread the gospel” of effective quarry operations.

Some of the topics we covered included:

  • Crushing Basics
  • Utilizing Automation
  • Dust Control
  • Plant Walk-Through Troubleshooting
  • Best Daily Practices for Startup and Shutdown
  • Optimizing Crusher Feed
  • Screen Media and Maintenance
  • Conveyor Maintenance
  • Wear Protection
  • Water Recovery

It’s safe to say that everyone who joined us took home some new tips and tricks, and we also got to know some new friends, which is one of the best parts about these events.

We’re your everyday educational resource, too

While we love sharing what we know during special events, it’s true that Kemper is here for your operations teams every single day of the year. We offer our Rockstar Service program to keep your equipment up and running at its best, but our experts are ready to help you troubleshoot issues and meet your production goals, too.

Give us a call today to discover how our experienced and knowledgeable team leads the way in providing complete solutions that perfectly match your project needs. We’ll help you make 2019 your best production year yet!