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Heavy Equipment Colleges of America Paves the Way in Training with Recent Acquisition

Friday, 13/01/2017 @ 5:16 am

Allied Career Training Joins Heavy Equipment Colleges of America

Heavy Equipment Colleges of America (“HEC”), an active company in Evolution Capital Partner’s (“Evolution’s”) second Fund, announces its acquisition of Allied Career Training (“Allied”) in Dothan, Ala.  With this acquisition, HEC expands to eight campus locations and gains a call center located in Louisville, Ky.  The largest school of its type in the United States — HEC delivers both classroom and field training for heavy equipment & crane operators, currently in high demand across the country.

Allied provided real-world experience and hands-on training to individuals seeking a career as a heavy equipment operator. Modern equipment, experienced professionals and 20-acre training site, offered students the necessary tools to excel within the construction industry.

“Allied’s dedication to providing top-notch training made it a natural fit with HEC,” stated HEC President, Robert Albano.  “The acquisition expands Allied’s current course offering from one to three different training programs benefitting students going forward and offering past graduates the opportunity to attend two additional courses. Adding Allied to our team advances our mission of being the leading training facility in the heavy equipment & crane training industry.”

“The acquisition of Allied’s call center provides a new level of service with a dedicated central, national resource to consult with prospective students,” added Cory Albano, HEC’s COO.

Off to a fast start, HEC has already rolled out its first 3-week class with 29 students in its new Dothan, Ala., location.  In 2016, HEC trained and certified over 800 operators with a placement rate of 74%.  HEC maintains a database of over 2,000 employers it has placed students with since opening in 2004.  Other HEC campuses are located in California (2), Washington, Oklahoma,  Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee.

About Heavy Equipment Colleges of America

HEC is a multi-campus private education and training business specializing in heavy equipment and crane operator training.  It delivers both classroom and actual hands-on field training for students learning to safely operate dozers, excavators, backhoes, front wheel loaders, hydraulic and lattice-boom cranes.  These positions are in high demand across the country.  Heavy Equipment’s mission is to be the leading training facility nationwide, offering short-term certificate programs for entry level employment in the heavy equipment industry sector.  HEC’s national office is located in Las Vegas, Nev.  

About Evolution Capital Partners

Evolution Capital Partners is a small business private equity fund investing growth equity nationwide in Second Stage Companies generating at least $500,000 of EBITDA. Evolution specializes in helping entrepreneurial businesses transform their organizations by providing a foundation for growth through its process, The Five Pillars of Business FreedomSM, leveraging the time and energy of the business owner.

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