Pictured left to right: Bill McGowan, Allan Myers; Danny Freeman, Volvo CE Training Support Manager; Andrew Hoffman, Allan Myers
Allan Myers uses Volvo CE Advanced Training Simulator to recruit workforce
Inspired to give employees the skills to move ahead and confront the demand for an available workforce, contractor Allan Myers is launching a new three-year mission called Stepping Up. A fundamental tool of Stepping Up is the Myers Mobile Training Center, the result of a collaborative effort between Allan Myers, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) and Volvo Financial Services (VFS).
Based in Worcester, Pennsylvania, Allan Myers is a heavy civil construction and materials company with over 20 locations in the Mid-Atlantic and 2,000 employees. They consistently rank among the top transportation contractors in the region and are recognized for their outstanding safety record and performance.
“When we look to the future, one of the biggest challenges we see is having trained craft professionals. With the United States’ renewed focus on infrastructure, the work is going to be available, but the problem is having a trained workforce — specifically heavy equipment operators, truck drivers and carpenters,” said Bob Capps, director of craft development for Allan Myers.
A. Ross Myers, chairman and CEO of Allan Myers, explained how Stepping Up fits into the company’s culture.
“We have ambitious plans that will require talented people across the organization — more operators, field managers, superintendents, safety professionals and everything in between. We believe that the best people in the industry already work here and our goal is to fill the new seats through training and promoting within.”
The Myers Mobile Training Center is a custom 38-foot Featherlite trailer outfitted with two Volvo Advanced Training Simulators for excavator, wheel loader and articulated hauler operations.