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International Union of Operating Engineers Local 158 in Albany, New York, can now train operators all year round, thanks to its adoption of a Vortex simulator built by CM Labs Simulations, Montreal, Quebec. IUOE Local 158 represents heavy-equipment operators, mechanics, and surveyors in Upstate New York’s construction industry, as well as stationary engineers who perform all types of maintenance inside buildings.
Previously, New York’s winter weather restricted Local 158 to classroom learning from November to February. Now the union has a virtual training yard available 365 days a year, snow or no snow, thanks to the Vortex simulator from CM Labs Simulations.