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Stacey Walker, Dean for Customized Training

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Training Dates Company/Class Type Class Name
September 12-16, 2022 Arkansas Steelmaking Academy Basic - Advanced Hydraulics
September 26-30, 2022
Hydro Aluminum Extrusion Mechanical
October 24-28, 2022 General Hydraulics Extrusion Mechanical

* Extrusion training registration is for company partners only.  Please contact SMS group to register for any Extrusion training.  Sam Colosimo (SMS group Inc.)

All training will take place at Arkansas Northeastern College's Center for Allied Technologies.
Room location will be determined at the date/time of the event.

How We Started |
Doug Dunworth, Chief Operating Officer of SMS group Inc., met with Arkansas Northeastern College President Dr. James Shemwell and his staff to finalize an agreement creating the Arkansas Steelmaking Academy (ASA) on January 31, 2018.
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SMS group prides itself on being a leading partner in the world of metals not only in North America but throughout the world.  Headquartered in Germany, SMS group's largest market is steel production.  The company provides world-class new equipment and actively supports operations by devising solutions throughout the process from melting and casting to rolling and finishing.  SMS group serves clients such as Nucor Steel and Big River Steel located in Mississippi County, Arkansas, as well as many other manufacturers across the country.  Because of this, a North American-based training operation centrally located in Arkansas should benefit both the company and many of the clients it serves.

"By partnering with SMS, the Arkansas Northeastern College can become a satellite training hub for North America as a cost effective way to gain knowledge of cutting edge techniques in steelmaking and processing," said President Dr. James Shemwell.  The agreement between ANC and SMS group will allow companies to save the costs of overseas travel by providing a local option for the renowned TECademy training.

Training |


Hydraulics Systems Basic & Expert

SMS Extrusion Training


Hydraulics Systems

Electrical Systems

Arkansas Northeastern College - Steel Industry Technology Associate of Applied Science

ANC Steel Tech 

Primary Instructors |
Lawrence Gibbons, SMS group
Steve Crosskno, The Solutions Group
Rob Semmel, The Solutions Group
Scott Follett, The Solutions Group

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