The week of January 30, 2023, Conjet North America hosted its second annual Conjet University (“ConjetU”) and Demo Day. The three-day event took place at Conjet’s U.S. headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina.
ConjetU took place over two days, with both classroom and hands-on training for the Conjet Robot 327 and Robot 557 MPA XL. Every Conjet customer was invited to send their personnel down to Charlotte for the training which was provided free-of-charge. In total, 21 operators attended ConjetU. Topics covered included safety, equipment operation, techniques for various concrete removals and surface preparations, maintenance and troubleshooting. In addition, Conjet provided social events for the operators to get to know one another as well as the Conjet North American team.
Tim Best, the Customer Success Manager for North America, administered the ConjetU training. Tim stated,
“ConjetU is intended to provide Conjet’s customer base with the best possible training and education to make their projects successful, and I think we were able to accomplish our goal. We had an outstanding group of new and experienced hydrodemolition operators who were able to improve their skills, socialize and share best practices from the field. I look forward to working with the Class of 2023 throughout this year to ensure that our customers are executing their projects safely and according to plan.”
The day after ConjetU concluded, Conjet hosted a Demo Day that was open to the public. There was an educational session in the morning which provided a detailed explanation of the hydrodemolition process, its uses and benefits compared to alternative technologies, onsite waste management, and the Conjet product and service offering. After lunch, the Conjet team performed a live demolition on a concrete slab. Demo Day attendees included engineers from multiple federal/state agencies, hydrodemolition contractors, and other contractors interested in learning more about the hydrodemolition process.
Stephen Sistrunk, the CEO for North America, stated,
“We were very happy with the turnout for Demo Day. We had approximately 40 attendees who are either writing job specifications for concrete restoration projects or actually performing the work in the field. This was a great opportunity to educate decision-makers on the benefits of hydrodemolition and bring them together with our customer base for the mutual exchange of information and best practices.”