The Duravant family of operating companies serve the food processing, packaging and material handling segments.

Continuing Education

When you buy equipment from Marlen, you automatically get FREE on-site training of your staff at the time of installation and start-up. We understand that turnover is a part of lfe, so in order to help our customers operate as efficiently and trouble-free as possible, we offer COMPLIMENTARY four-day OPTI pump training classes every first full week of the month at our centrally located facility in Riverside, Missouri, for the lifetime of your machines. This course covers safe assembly, trouble shooting, disassembly, and clean-up of Marlen equipment.

Training at Marlen Headquarters

Training begins at 8:30 a.m. each morning and ends approximately 4:30 p.m. each day, with the exception of the last day which adjourns at 11:30 a.m. To register, please email our customer care coordinator, Brad Willsey at or call 913-895-1262.

Marlen International accepts no more than 10 attendees per course. Reservations will be made on a first come, first served basis. Training is FREE of charge. Customers are responsible for travel expenses (air fare/mileage/lodging/meals). Lunches are provided on each full day during the course; however, students are responsible for meals outside of course hours.

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In-Plant Training Program

Our In-Plant Training Program is designed to optimize equipment reliability for maximum uptime of your Marlen, Carruthers, Afoheat or Unitherm equipment. In addition to training plant personnel, our “Marlen Certified” optimization expert will perform deep diagnostics of your equipment utilizing our 1000-point audit process and will also conduct a full evaluation of your parts stocking procedures.

Training Benefits

  • Less unscheduled maintenance and improved equipment operation; less downtime
  • Trained operators and mechanics; improved efficiency and less errors
  • Improved troubleshooting ability and fewer misdiagnoses
  • Managed parts program; lower costs due to less inventory and key parts on hand
  • Increased equipment life

To register, please email our customer service coordinator, Brad Willsey at or call 913-895-1262.