Crane Army chooses VU for Industrial Maintenance Training

Crane Army chooses VU for Industrial Maintenance Training

Crane Army Ammunition Activity (CAAA) employees completed a five-day hands-on training course at Vincennes University in Electrical Motor Control Systems on Monday, June 27, 2022

June 28, 2022

VINCENNES, Ind. - Vincennes University’s Business & Industry Industrial Maintenance training program completed training for Crane Army Ammunition Activity (CAAA) employees on Monday, June 27.

The CAAA employees completed a five-day hands-on training course in Electrical Motor Control Systems. In the course, students study and apply industry-relevant skills, including how to operate, install, design, and troubleshoot AC electric motor control circuits for various applications.

"Industrial maintenance training is key to any manufacturing operation’s success. Companies of all sizes need employees who can identify issues before they happen and prevent electrical and mechanical issues from returning in the future," VU Director of Industrial Maintenance Training Jerry Ruble said. "At VU, our training partners need in-house industrial maintenance technicians who know how to solve problems in-house to keep costs down and production high."

VU hosts industrial maintenance training courses throughout Indiana, including at its campuses and sites in Vincennes, Jasper, Fort Branch, Plainfield, and Lebanon.

According to CAA Training Officer Brett Carroll, "Developing people is an important part of Crane Army’s Modernization efforts. The Electrical Motor Control Workshop is one of many classes VU offers that helps expand the employees' technical expertise and grow the Crane Army's organizational capabilities. This investment in people translates into opportunities for Crane employees to advance their careers and for qualified Hoosiers to find quality employment at Crane, earning great salaries and excellent benefits while serving our nation as an Army Civilian. That’s a win-win for Crane Army, its customers, its employees, and our local communities."

Said VU Vice President of Workforce Development & Community Services David Tucker, "VU is very pleased to be able to partner with Crane on Industrial Maintenance training for Crane employees. Crane is a major employer in south-central Indiana, and VU is vested in the future success of Crane and its employees."

Since 2010, VU has offered hands-on training in industrial maintenance for companies across the Midwest. In addition to Crane Army, other partners include Amazon, Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Indiana (TMMI), Subaru, and Caterpillar.

For more information on Industrial Maintenance training with Vincennes University, contact VU Senior Director of Corporate Partnership Development Robert Hudson at or 812-881-0966.