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Maintenance Training Seminars Go International

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The International Maintenance Training Seminar Tour conducted by Phillips Kiln Services Ltd. from April through June 2001 was attended by over 78 individuals from around the world. It has successfully augmented international market penetration.


Seminar presentations began in style with a two day conference in Manama, Bahrain at the Le Royal Meridien Hotel. The 2-day conference in Bahrain featured co-presenters REFRATECHNIK, Möller Feuerungsau Lemgo, Pillard Burners, and Phillips Kilns Services. Walter Gebhart, VP of International Sales, spoke on kiln alignment and ovality measurements for better refractory lining performance. The seminar was featured in the Bahrain Business Tribune.

South Africa

Two seminars took place in South Africa. The first 2 day seminar was held in Portshepston, South Africa. It was attended by 28 employees of the Simuma Plant and Natal Portland Cement. The Kiln Tour was hosted by Alpha Ulco. The South Africa Seminars were co-sponsored by Metallurg, who is our South Africa agent. Leidenburgh was the site of an in-house seminar with Highland Steel and Vanadium representing their parent company. Eighteen people attended. There are 16 kilns operating in the two plants.


The last seminar was held at Ribblesdale in the United Kingdom. The Cement Plant Tour was hosted by Castle Cement at Ribblesdale. Thirty seminar attendees hailed from Ireland, Scotland, Belgium, & Turkey, as well as England. Because of the positive response, future international seminars are in the planning stages.

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