Tri Tool Training

Our training program was developed to provide a thorough education in Tri Tool machine tools and welding equipment as well as industry best practices for safe field operation and maintenance. Our qualified, highly skilled instructors have real world machining and welding experience in the field and shop settings. Most have been directly involved in the design and field testing of all our products and will be able to offer unique insight in their use.

We offer standard or customized training to suit your needs, at one of our facilities or at yours.

Tri Tool Training Locations

With three training facilities located across the United States, we make it easy and fun to visit.

  • Rancho Cordova, CA – Tri Tool Headquarters, this location is just fifteen minutes from the state capital of California where you can take a tour, visit old town Sacramento, board the Delta King paddle-wheeler, visit the Crocker Art Museum or dine at numerous casual and fine dining eateries.
  • Stafford, TX – Our newest facility located just twenty minutes from Houston, where you can visit the Lyndon B. Johnson NASA Space Center, the Houston Zoo and Museum of Natural Science.
  • Atlanta, GA – Also centrally located just twenty minutes from the state capital of Georgia and near such attractions as; Centennial Olympic Park, College Football Hall of Fame, World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium.

With safety as a major component of our training, there will be some classroom curriculum, but the majority of the training will encompass hands-on activities and skills development.

Training is based on a minimum of three to five participants. Most training sessions last from 2 to 3 days.

A typical course covers the following subject matter:

  • Operator safety
  • Review and setup of equipment
  • Overview of accessories
  • Overview of applications/materials
  • Overview of equipment operation and usage
  • Maintenance procedures

We offer specialized training on:

  • Intro to Field Machining
  • 200 Series Basics
  • 200 Series Advanced
  • 600 Series Basics
  • 600 Series Advanced
  • PFM Training
  • AdaptARC Orbital Multi-process Mechanized Welding

Tri Tool offers customized training. We can send one of our certified instructors to your facility, at your convenience and train your team on the products you choose. Please call today for more information.

Tri Tool Certified Instructors

Our professional instructors have over 100 years of field machining and welding between them. So take a minute and meet your trainers.

Hollis Hudson, Services Branch and Training Manager, Machining (Rancho Cordova, CA)

If you’ve ever visited our website or seen our brochures, you might recognize Hollis. He’s been working on projects, training or demonstrating product in videos since 2005 with Tri Tool. He has a vast experience running the equipment either in the field or in a shop environment and knows how to assess his students for optimum learning. He has trained so many people over the years on machining and machining techniques that he’s lost count, but let’s say he’s trained more than a few, and some of them are now highly seasoned machinists with Tri Tool. A car enthusiast, Hollis enjoys building race engines and going to car shows with his free time.

Neal Richman, Senior Research & Development Technician, Machining (Rancho Cordova, CA)

Since 1998, Neal has assembled and tested just about every product Tri Tool has manufactured including specialized CNC equipment. Neal has traveled the world (Angola, Norway, Indonesia to name a few) training customers in many cultures in onshore and offshore products. As a journeyman level machinist with over 40 years’ experience, Neal feels that patience is the key to training, when the only way he can communicate is to show how something works because he doesn’t speak the language. When he’s not working or traveling for work, Neal enjoys boating, bike riding and working around his house.

Jimmy Ray Madrid, Welding System Specialist (Rancho Cordova, CA)

As Tri Tool’s resident welding demonstration specialist at most tradeshows and customer sites, Jimmy has been with Tri Tool since 2012. As Jimmy states, welding is a dynamic field that changes as advancements in technology occur, “it takes patience to teach welding with the different learning styles you encounter”.  Able to “adapt” to most situations, Jimmy can come up with viable solutions to get the job expertly completed. As a multiple SkillsUSA Regional Champion, he’s excited to be working on Tri Tool’s AdaptARC multi-process orbital welding system and teaching customers its full potential. After hours, Jimmy enjoys being with his young daughter, taking her to the park and pond to feed the ducks and fabricating projects in his garage.

Mike Bracikowski, Services Branch Manager, Machining (Houston, TX)

With Tri Tool since 2006, Mike is best known for his ready smile and willingness to help wherever that might take him on jobs around the world. He has worked on numerous specialty projects that have led him to a career of constant learning. He feels that there isn’t any situation that could not be resolved without “using good communication”. Mike has taken supervisor courses by quite a few of our customers and has been certified as an instructor and supervisor. When he’s not traveling for work, he spends all his free time with his family and enjoying being outdoors.

Rusty Durham, General Field Superintendent Nuclear & Power, Machining (Atlanta, GA)

Rusty, a self-proclaimed “people person” is a field machinist who learned the tricks of the trade from the closely knitted community of machinists back in the “early days”. Since 1994 Rusty has been a field machinist and is currently a General Field Superintendent with Tri Tool. He likes to train people with the understanding that they will develop their own way of machining that is comfortable and works best for them. When Rusty isn’t working or hunting in the great outdoors in South Carolina, he is in the backyard grilling and loving his family get-togethers at his home.

Registration

With a limit of 3-5 people per class, our classes fill quickly, so register today by calling your Tri Tool sales representative at (800) 345-5015 or (916) 288-6100.

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