Courses

Hotmix University Courses

Each year during January and February, Hotmix University offers two different professional training courses, the Operators Course and the Managers Exchange.

Both courses have been thoughtfully crafted by industry experts and veterans to provide asphalt professionals with the knowledge and expertise to operate and manage asphalt plants safely and efficiently. Further, both are updated every year so you only receive the most current information on industry changes and trends.

Our program also offers an excellent opportunity to build network connections with other industry professionals during our workshops and nightly outings.

Registration opens at the beginning of Fall and classes fill up quickly, so mark your calendars and don’t delay if you are interested in attending!

Plant Managers Exchange Overview

Multi-plant managers, superintendents and owners have the big picture in mind.

We will help you get the best from your plants: the highest efficiency and the most profits.

2024 Manager Session Dates:

HU Managers Exchange

Sunday, January 21
6:00 p.m.
to
Wednesday, January 24
4:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT

Plant Managers are interested in making their plants run better yet they also want to reinforce how to run their plants more profitably (the business perspective); the “why’s” and not just the “how’s.”

So our Managers Exchange will include some business-focused sessions including “Operations Overview” and “ROI” (Return on Investment).

Participants in the managers exchange will participate in tours of our manufacturing facilities but the majority of their learning will be gained from interacting with our presenters and fellow participants in our Training & Technology Center and evening venues.

A valuable component of this Exchange is the time spent learning from and sharing knowledge with industry peers from across North America.

Learning Highlights:

  • Hot Mix Asphalt Industry Changes and Trends Which Require Plant Response / Modifications.
  • Tuning Plant Asphalt Automation to achieve 100% End Results and Project Bonus Pay.
  • Importance of Combustion and Air Systems to Achieve Production Rates.
  • Benchmarking and Measuring Plant Performance.

Discussion Leaders

Our Hotmix University Managers Exchange features a number of specialists with 1525, and even 40 years of experience owning and operating plants, designing and servicing plant components and managing entire production facilities.

Course price: $2,495 SOLD OUT

Plant Operators Course Overview

Plant Operators will learn how to run their plants more efficiently, reliably and safely.

2024 Operator Session Dates:

HU Operators Course

Sunday, February 4
5:30 p.m.
to
Wednesday, February 7
4:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT

HU Operators Course

Sunday, February 18
5:30 p.m.
to
Wednesday, February 21
4:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT

Plant Operators will invest half of their course time at our manufacturing facilities around various equipment, components and parts for interactive demonstrations and education.

The other half of the course time will be invested in learning via classroom-style presentations and peer discussions in our Training & Technology Center.

Learning Highlights:

  • Where the Hot Mix Aphalt Plant Fits Into the Entire Business Operation Including the Management of Aggregates, Liquid A.C., Paving and Quality Control
  • Drying Systems: Alignments, Flighting and Troubleshooting
  • Slats & Silo System Monitoring and Wear-Reduction
  • Plant Automation and Multiple Liquid Blending

Discussion Leaders

Our Hotmix University Operators Plantology Course features common sense hands-on techniques taught by acknowledged industry leaders, many of whom have helped to design, build, install, and successfully run asphalt plants throughout North America.

Course price: $2,495 SOLD OUT