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Hyundai Hosts Dealers for Heavy Metal Training

Mon December 02, 2019 - Southeast Edition #25
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In late October, Hyundai dealers from all across North America converged on the headquarters of Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Inc. in Norcross, Ga., for Heavy Metal Training. The program is a two-day training event for continuing education for Hyundai dealers and their sales and service representatives.

Day one consisted of a jam-packed day of learning sales trends, product application and key machine features on the entire line of Hyundai compaction rollers, compact excavators, HX series excavators, HL series wheel loaders and breakers. Finance training and team building exercises also were a part of the overall experience, as well as headquarters tours and parts warehouse walk-arounds.

On day two, dealers and Hyundai personnel were transported to a dig-demo site on the property of picturesque Silver City Farm in Cumming, Ga. Various stations with select machines out of the full Hyundai lineup were set up for enhanced operation and machine evaluation and presentation with the Hyundai machine specialists. There also were machines equipped with unique attachments from companies such as Werk Brau and engcon.

Dinner and musical entertainment at the Silver City Saloon on the site of the farm wrapped up a fun-filled and rigorous two days of training. CEG

Hyundai’s Juston Thompson provides a full walk- around presentation of the HX 220L excavator with a group of dealer sales reps.
Hyundai’s Juston Thompson provides a full walk- around presentation of the HX 220L excavator with a group of dealer sales reps.

Hyundai’s Eli Bello (L), district manager-South Central, gains more info on serviceability of an HL series wheel loader from Eric Cliff, Northeast district service manager.
Hyundai’s Eli Bello (L), district manager-South Central, gains more info on serviceability of an HL series wheel loader from Eric Cliff, Northeast district service manager.

Hyundai product specialist/sales trainer Chad Parker provides additional perspective on the locking differential on the HL940 series wheel loader.
Hyundai product specialist/sales trainer Chad Parker provides additional perspective on the locking differential on the HL940 series wheel loader.

Chris Davies, Hyundai district sales support manager for Canada, presents the compact line of Hyundai machines including the 35Z-9a mini-excavator.
Chris Davies, Hyundai district sales support manager for Canada, presents the compact line of Hyundai machines including the 35Z-9a mini-excavator.

Carl Chandler of Diamond Equipment, LaVergne, Tenn., rips it up and operates an HX330L excavator like a professional operator.
Carl Chandler of Diamond Equipment, LaVergne, Tenn., rips it up and operates an HX330L excavator like a professional operator.

Chris Hunt, Hyundai product support manager, performs a bit of an update on an HX series excavator prior to the dealers’ arrival at the demo site.
Chris Hunt, Hyundai product support manager, performs a bit of an update on an HX series excavator prior to the dealers’ arrival at the demo site.

Lots of dealer participation for the recent Hyundai Heavy Metal Training sessions in north Georgia.
Lots of dealer participation for the recent Hyundai Heavy Metal Training sessions in north Georgia.

(L-R): Hyundai compaction specialist Gordon Plotkin goes over some of the in cab features of a HR110C-9 compactor with Rob Fortier of T B Equipment & Rental, Bangor, Maine, and Paul LaPointe of Chappell Tractor, Brentwood, N.H.
(L-R): Hyundai compaction specialist Gordon Plotkin goes over some of the in cab features of a HR110C-9 compactor with Rob Fortier of T B Equipment & Rental, Bangor, Maine, and Paul LaPointe of Chappell Tractor, Brentwood, N.H.

Giving an overview of the cooling package of the Hyundai HL960 wheel loader is Hyundai product manager Ed Harseim.
Giving an overview of the cooling package of the Hyundai HL960 wheel loader is Hyundai product manager Ed Harseim.

Hyundai staffers Beth Allen (L), CE sales, and Haley Holleman, parts department, also are participants in the training session to brush up on their product knowledge.
Hyundai staffers Beth Allen (L), CE sales, and Haley Holleman, parts department, also are participants in the training session to brush up on their product knowledge.

Doing their paperwork on machine assessment of an HX330L excavator (L-R) are Larry Hefner, Four Seasons Equipment, Dallas, Texas; Beau Winfield and Jeremy Foster of Cisco Equipment, Odessa, Texas.
Doing their paperwork on machine assessment of an HX330L excavator (L-R) are Larry Hefner, Four Seasons Equipment, Dallas, Texas; Beau Winfield and Jeremy Foster of Cisco Equipment, Odessa, Texas.

David Tomsson of engcon, New Haven, Conn., was a welcomed manufacturer at the demo training site and presented his company’s unique Tiltrotator attachments.
David Tomsson of engcon, New Haven, Conn., was a welcomed manufacturer at the demo training site and presented his company’s unique Tiltrotator attachments.

Going over the selling features of a Hyundai HL940 wheel loader (L-R) are Eric Breese, RECO Equipment, Indianapolis, Ind.; Rich Mix, Correlli Inc., Baltimore, Md.; and Matt Teets, May-RHI, Columbia, S.C.
Going over the selling features of a Hyundai HL940 wheel loader (L-R) are Eric Breese, RECO Equipment, Indianapolis, Ind.; Rich Mix, Correlli Inc., Baltimore, Md.; and Matt Teets, May-RHI, Columbia, S.C.