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September 10, 2016


Cowley College provides IAOM electrical training


Cowley College’s main campus in Arkansas City played host to an International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) Electrical Training course August 2-4.


Twenty-one mill employees representing nine milling companies from across the United States participated in the Electrical Training course. The three-day course was a customized training provided by Cowley College and the mechatronics program.


Joe Woodard of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Chris Caplinger of Bunge Milling, and education committee chair R. Scott Martin of Ardent Mills worked with IAOM staff and Cowley mechatronics instructor and department acting-chair Daniel Higdon to outline and develop the customized training. The agenda included a variety of topics related to electrical knowledge in the mill environment.


The training took place in Cowley College’s mechatronics labs.


"Working to customize the training to fit IAOM’s needs was simply a matter of gathering curriculum taught in a variety of our industrial electronics courses here at Cowley College, then adapting applications to the mill environment when possible" Higdon said.


Milling companies represented at the training included Ardent Mills, Grain Craft, Bunge, Firebird Artisan Mills, Cargill, Horizon Milling, Siemer Milling, Hopkinsville Milling, and ADM.