ST. LOUIS-Featuring 14 professional, ASE-certified instructors and the latest in high-tech equipment, the new Moog Automotive World Training Center has opened its service bay doors to the aftermarket. Located on a 15-acre corporate campus in Wellston, Mo., the 30,00-sq.-ft. facility combines Moog's steering, suspension and temperature control training programs with instructional programs developed by its Wagner Brake Products unit. Within the center, according to Moog, are 12 fully-equipped service bays with eight lifts, three alignment racks, four classrooms with the latest rear projection audio/visual equipment, and capabilities for growing into computer imaging.
The company estimates that in 1996 the center will hold more than 140 training classes and host more than 2,000 students. Its instructors also will travel out of town to conduct more than 600 ``super clinics'' for an estimated 25,000 customers focusing on chassis, temperature control or brakes.
The center's steering and suspension classes include a 4 1/2-day course on proper inspection, diagnostics, service procedures and preventive maintenance on front-wheel-drive and rear-wheel-drive vehicles. A 2 1/2-day course on ``Selling Steering and Suspension Service'' is also offered to managers, counterpersons, service writers and sales personnel.