Training

Reflections ... Applied LEAN Training

Reflections ... Applied LEAN Training

A core commonality between LEAN concepts and our focus on safety is the valuation of life and time well spent. Recently, members of our corporate team, Bruce Bever (Chief Finance Director), Lisset Lopez (Business Improvement Director), and Mellissa Fryman (Billing Manager), visited our Wilmington, MA office…

Training for the Future of APM + APCom

Training for the Future of APM + APCom

The vision of our APM + APCom Training & Development Center (TDC) is coming to fruition.  From its inception, the goal of TDC was to demonstrate our company’s commitment to empower employees with advanced education.  This ensures that we provide the highest fulfillment excellence in the industry...

APM Nuclear Superintendent Performs Lifesaving Actions on the Job

When you need safety as your first priority, APM delivers. Our APM Nuclear team recently fulfilled an outage at the Duane Arnold site for Florida Power & Light. During the job, our Superintendent, Terry Jennings, saved the life of another contractor employee, “Matt” by performing CPR and activating an AED to restart his heart...

Forging Full Speed Ahead After Our Conference in Orlando

Forging Full Speed Ahead After Our Conference in Orlando

This year we return to the edge of our Fall outage season after a great 2014 Superintendent Conference in Orlando, Florida. We had over 400 in attendance, including APM Superintendents, GETSCO Superintendents, GSSI Safety Specialists and APM Corporate management and personnel. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the event to gear up for the upcoming outage seasons...

Farewell, Pasadena Turbine Rotor

Farewell, Pasadena Turbine Rotor

Pasadena recently bid farewell to one of its GE 7FA turbine rotors on January 31st  of this year. The rotor was given to the APM SS Division by GE in early 2011 to use for training purposes. Over the years, it has served its time as a truly effective training tool, assisting in the training process for many APM SS Blade Technicians on multiple work scopes including removal and installation of buckets for F class gas turbines, biscuit mod, blend polish and peen, blade blending, erosion blending and flapper peening. The training mock-up in Pasadena is indicative of performing these processes at a site where the rotor is out of the machine and on rollers. 

Knowing that internal parts of the training rotor we had was needed to repair a flooded power plant rotor in the Northeast (Coyote), the APM SS Division returned the rotor back to the GE Houston Service Center and replaced our training mock-up with a spare rotor from the Pasadena APM yard. The lead guys involved in the move were APM Personnel, Steven Putman, John Syphrett, Robert Thibodeaux and Kendall Tennyson...