Stemco Hosts Diesel Training Seminar at OFTC

Stemco, a company that makes wheel end parts put on a diesel truck wheel end training seminar that was open to area diesel truck shops and hosted by Oconee Fall Line Technical College’s (OFTC) Diesel Equipment Technology Program, Wednesday, June 5. The seminar was sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts. 

A total of 19 participants from OFTC’s diesel program and three area diesel shops partook in the certified training seminar and earned certificates for their participation. Participants learned about the latest industry standards in dealing with brakes, bearings, wheel seals and kingpins.  

“The training these participants received will help with each one’s employability,” shared OFTC Diesel Instructor, Brent Redfern. “To be a certified brake inspector an individual has to maintain their credentials with up-to-date training; so some of those who participated were current brake and wheel end inspectors updating their credentials and others, like the OFTC diesel students, were not yet inspectors and this training provided them with a certified credential they can add to their resume.” 

The diesel shops represented were Texas Freight Systems – Jeffersonville, GA; T&W Services – Dublin, GA; and Middle Georgia Freightliner-Isuzu – Macon, GA. The Stemco Facilitator for the training was Tre’ Wright and the NAPA Auto Parts representatives were Conner Bearden and Thomas Walker. 

For more info about OFTC’s Diesel program, visit the College’s website, OFTC.edu.

Stemco rep demonstrating a wheel seal install to participants during diesel training seminar.

Stemco rep demonstrating a wheel seal install to participants during diesel training seminar.