CM Labs and Altec Partnership Offers a Perfect Fit for the Utilities Market

Altec chose CM Labs to create white label solutions that address critical workforce safety, training, and recruitment issues plaguing the industry.

MONTREAL, QC, Sept. 20, 2023 — CM Labs Simulations, global simulation training provider in the construction and ports industries, today announced a partnership with Altec, leading equipment and service provider for the electric utility, telecommunications, contractor, lights and signs and tree care markets. The collaboration will create and provide Altec-branded simulation training systems designed to help organizations offer instruction for the Digger Derrick and preparation for operator certifications. The first product release from the collaboration is the Altec Sentry Simulator, offering a training solution for their Digger Derrick that allows increased machine practice time with decreased operating costs and minimal risk. The Sentry also includes preparation for CCO (formerly the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators) crane certification exams.

The Perfect Fit

With a global footprint, CM Labs is the world’s leading provider of construction industry equipment training simulators. Chosen by organizations such as Manitowoc and Tigercat, our white-label OEM program provides manufacturers and dealers with solutions customized specifically to a specific brand, equipment, and applications. Altec provides products and services in more than 100 countries throughout the world.

“CM Labs and Altec are well matched – both are committed to the safest operator training possible, especially when it comes to the Digger Derrick,” said Lisa Barbieri, VP of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships. “And, because we provide the only Digger Derrick simulation in the market and CM Labs’ virtual training is the only simulation-based solution that accurately replicates machine behaviors, the result is industry-leading training.“

Altec Sentry Simulator for Digger Derrick

Altec’s Digger Derrick is fully simulated with engineering-grade authentic machine behavior baked into the training scenarios to prepare for CCO certification and has a 3-screen full-motion platform utilizing Altec’s Optiview lever controls. The new training solution offers the opportunity for organizations, employers, and line worker schools in the Utility market to address critical workforce safety, training, and recruitment issues.

The Utility Expo 2023

CM Labs will demonstrate the full suite of simulation training products and feature several new products for the Utility market at The Utility Expo 2023, September 26-28, Louisville, Kentucky, at East Hall, Booth 2227. CM Labs’ wide range of earthmoving and lifting Simulation Training Packs include for Digger Derrick, Boom Truck, Telehandler, Compact Track Loader, Rough Terrain Crane, Backhoe, Forklift, and the newly released Wheeled Excavator.

Altec will demonstrate the Altec Sentry Simulator at The Utility Expo in booth E134.

About Altec Inc.

Altec is a leading provider of products and services to the electric utility, telecommunications, tree care, lights and signs, and contractor markets. They deliver products and services in more than 100 countries throughout the world. Altec, Inc. is the holding company for Altec Industries, Global Rental, Altec NUECO, Altec Worldwide, Altec Capital, Altec Supply, and Altec Ventures, LLC.

About CM Labs Simulations

CM Labs’ mission is to simulate the world to make operations safe and efficient, by connecting people, processes, and equipment design.

The company builds simulation-based solutions to help clients design advanced equipment and prepare for skilled operations. Through its Vortex Studio platform, CM Labs provides capabilities for training simulators, mission rehearsal, virtual prototyping, and testing. CM Labs’ vision is to be the leader in digital transformation, from machine design to training.

Clients include OETIO, IUOE, Kiewit, Liebherr, Mammoet, Manitowoc, NASA, and over 100 other world-class companies, OEMs, equipment operators, and trades training organizations.

Vortex® is a registered trademark of CM Labs Simulations.

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