Mathews Company Launches OnDemand Video Tutorials

Crystal Lake, IL – Mathews Company (M-C), a global manufacturer of grain dryers, is launching a series of video tutorials on its website and YouTube® channel as an extension of its M-C University Technical Training program. The purpose of these videos is to provide technical guidance “on demand” and address frequently asked questions by both dealers and end-users.

M-C Technical Training

M-C University currently offers ongoing technical training for its dealers’ service and sales personnel. Expanding the training to include video tutorials that will be available all hours of the day was something dealers felt would be extremely important and helpful to their customers, according to Joseph Shulfer, President of Mathews Company. “While dealers will continue to work with end-users directly to resolve service issues, they overwhelmingly said such videos would be a helpful supplement to the service they are committed to providing their customers,” says Shulfer.
The format of the videos will focus on one specific topic in a 4-6 minute segment, and will include topics such as: setting up and installing M-C Trax (M-C’s remote monitoring system), performing a software update as part of a pre-season check-up and calibrating a moisture sensor. The video tutorials are produced at M-C’s in-house video production studio are managed by Mike Wilke, Director of Engineering and Support Services. “We started with this past season’s most common technical service questions, and created a list of videos that would be most helpful to our dealers and customers. Since we can produce these videos in-house and show quick demonstrations with the equipment, the videos can come together quickly,” says Wilke. M-C plans to release a new video topic each week leading up to the busy fall harvest.
M-C Mark of Excellence Dealer, Troy Low of Agri-Sales in Northwood, Iowa is excited that his customers will be able to view the videos 24 hours a day, 7 days a week not only during the busy harvest time, but also at their leisure when customers are just wanting to learn more about their dryer. “Each year, we get inundated with service calls during harvest, typically when customers are starting their dryers up for the first time of the season,” says Low. “If a customer can view a video tutorial, he will get a detailed, tothe-point answer with a visual demonstration. This will save a lot of time, for us and the customer, which we all know is critical during harvest.”
M-C University OnDemand Video Tutorials can be viewed by visiting http://mathewscompany.com/technical-service/m-c-university-ondemand-training-videos/

 


 

Headquartered in Crystal Lake, IL (U.S.A), Mathews Company has been a leading global manufacturer of high quality innovative agriculture equipment, since 1954, specializing in grain drying.
M-C is committed to “Building for the Future,” striving to provide superior products and unmatched service
through innovation, expertise and quality. M-C dryers are available through authorized dealers worldwide.
The company’s web site is www.mathewscompany.com.

Kansas State University’s IGP Institute announces on-site and distance course offerings for professionals in the grain, flour and feed industries.

MANHATTAN, Kan. – “The challenge to feed a growing global population cannot be achieved without a steady and sustainable grain pipeline from the United States to the rest of the world,” says Dirk Maier, IGP Institute director. With that situation in mind, the IGP Institute team members have been busy making plans for 2015 and are excited to announce their new initiatives for the year ahead.

One of the new opportunities on the horizon is the expanded partnership between the IGP Institute and GEAPS (Grain Elevator Processing Society).

“In addition to coordinating distance trainings in grain handling, starting in January, we will also partner with GEAPS to offer online courses and a credential in grain-processing management,” says Mark Fowler, IGP Institute associate director. Expanding these courses to include processing trainings allows the two organizations to leverage the resources and networks for both organizations.

Along with that, in 2015, the IGP Institute is incorporating more blended-learning opportunities for its participants. Blended learning involves participants completing online training prior to coming to the IGP Institute for the hands-on education.
“By delivering the foundational knowledge through distance courses that allows us to spend the majority of the on-site time applying and demonstrating principles in the mill and labs,” Fowler says. He also says there is increased knowledge retention when material is shared with participants over a longer period of time.

“Distance courses allow students to get a theory and feel online. On-site courses are redeveloped to focus on the hands-on applications,” says Mark Fowler, IGP associate director. “We are changing; we are moving forward.”
One of the ways the organization is changing is to restructure some of its trainings for on-site courses. Two of the June courses have been renamed and refocused. The basic milling course is renamed to IGP-KSU Managing Mill Balance and Control. The advanced milling course is renamed to IGP-KSU Milling Practices to Improve Flour Quality.

“Our courses are three and a half days with the majority of the time applying the material hands-on,” Fowler says.

Another new growth opportunity is coming with an expanded offering in the feed manufacturing and grain management trainings. Plans are being made for more feed safety and feed management courses as well as activities related to grain quality management.

Finally, the IGP Institute continues to maintain its high quality grain marketing and risk management offerings. In addition, plans are underway for partnership trainings with the Northern Crops Institute both domestically and abroad.

To view the full schedules for on-site trainings and distance offerings, see below. For more information or to register for either platform, visit IGP online at www.grains.k-state.edu/IGP. For on-site training questions, contact the IGP program coordinator at telephone: +1 785-532-4070. For distance learning offering questions, contact the distance education coordinator at telephone: +1 785-532-4053.
For More Information Contact: Lisa Moser
IGP Marketing and Communications Coordinator
telephone: +1 785-477-4837; lmoser@ksu.edu.

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2015 IGP Institute On-site Courses
January
IGP–KSU Grain Elevator Managers – Jan. 5–9
IGP–KSU Introduction to Flour Milling – Jan. 12–16
February
AFIA–KSU Advanced Pelleting
March
Buhler–KSU Expert Milling (English) – March 16–20
Buhler–KSU Expert Milling (Spanish) – March 23–27
IGP–NCI Singapore
April
IGP–KSU Grain Purchasing
NGFA–AFIA–KSU Establishing a HACCP for the Feed Industry
May
IGP–KSU Grain Elevators Managers – May 4–8
June
Buhler–KSU Executive Milling (English) – June 1–5
IGP–KSU Managing Mill Balance & Control – June 2–5
IGP–KSU Milling Practices to Improve Flour Quality – June 9–12
CANIMOLT – June 15–19
USW Nigerian Flour Milling – June 16–25
August
IGP–KSU Extrusion Processing: Technology and Commercialization – Aug. 10–14
Buhler–KSU Executive Milling (Spanish) – Aug. 10–14
IGP–KSU Risk Management
RAPCO Poultry
AFIA–KSU Advanced Feed Manufacturing on Maintenance
Buhler–KSU Flowsheet Technology (English) – Aug. 17–21
September
Buhler–KSU Flowsheet Technology (Spanish) – Sept. 14–18
IGP–KSU Feed Manufacturing
October
NGFA–AFIA–KSU Establishing a HACCP for the Feed Industry
IGP–KSU Bulk Solids Handling and Flow
AIBI–KSU Grain Milling and HACCP Workshop
November
RAPCO Feed
Buhler–KSU Executive Milling (English) – Nov. 9–13
IGP–KSU Pet Food 101
December
2015 KSU-GEAPS Distance Courses
Jan. 5–Feb. 6
Registration opens Nov. 17, closes Dec. 16
GEAPS 520 – Quality Grain Management (English and Spanish)
GEAPS 522 – FGIS Grain Inspection Orientation
GEAPS 554 – Equipment Maintenance I
GEAPS 550 – Materials Handling I
Feb. 9–March 13
Registration opens Jan. 5, closes Feb. 3
GEAPS 521 – Aeration System Design
GEAPS 530 – Quality Management Systems
GEAPS 542 – Electrical Safety
GEAPS 544 – Preventing Grain Dust Explosions
GEAPS 600 – Overview of Milling Principles (Processing)
March 16–April 17
Registration opens Feb. 2, closes March 10
GEAPS 500 – Intro to Grain Operations (English and Spanish)
GEAPS 555 – Advanced Equipment Maintenance
GEAPS 540 – Entry Level Safety – new
GEAPS 620 – Grain Receiving, Cleaning & Conditioning (Processing)
April 20–May 22
Registration opens March 16, closes April 14
GEAPS 525 – Management of Insect Pests
GEAPS 545 – Grain Entrapment
GEAPS 510 – Facilities Planning & Design I
May 25–June 26
Registration opens April 27, closes May 19
GEAPS 511 – Facilities Planning & Design II – new
GEAPS 541 – Developing an Effective Safety Culture
GEAPS 551 – Materials Handling II
Sept. 14–Oct. 16
Registration opens July 13, closes Sept. 1
GEAPS 524 – Grain Drying
GEAPS 540 – Entry Level Safety (English and Spanish)
Nov. 2–Dec. 4
Registration opens Sept. 14, closes Oct. 27
GEAPS 552 – Materials Handling III
GEAPS 501 – Management Basics
GEAPS 630 – Quality Control/Quality Assurance Practices in Flour Milling (Processing)
GEAPS XXX – The Grain Industry in Canada: Climate, Crops and People – new

nabim: Going the Distance – Training the milling workforce for the 21st century

The International Milling Directory‘s 22nd edition for 2013-14 featured Alexander Waugh, director general of nabim on page 3, discussing flour in a very interesting style. This however does not mention the long ties between nabim and Perendale Publishers, who published that discursive letter.

Here for an interesting mid-week blog post is an article on training for better skills for milling professionals from 2011 which was published our sister magazine, Grain & Feed Milling Technology magazine:

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Remember that the 23rd edition for 2014-15 will be published in the next few months so do update or register your company, with 2 free products and service categories, Equipment Guides and more available. Please go to the website www.internationalmilling.com today.

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