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

Continuing Education


Our SupportPro team offers equipment training courses at our Headquarters, centrally located in Riverside, Missouri, USA. Through a combination of classroom training and hands-on experience, machine operators, maintenance technicians, supervisors and other key personnel will receive four full days of in-depth training. From preventive maintenance and regularly monitoring the performance of equipment to system updates and refresher training, we'll ensure your staff is well-trained to avoid costly downtime and maximize ROI.

Training at Marlen Headquarters

We currently offer two courses focused on the Fundamentals of Marlen’s OPTI series vacuum pumps and an Advanced Course designed for experience maintenance technicians, plant engineers and supervisors.

Course outlines, schedules, associated costs and accommodations are included in our Course Outline. To register, please email our customer care coordinator, Brad Willsey at brad.willsey@marlen.com or call 913-895-1262.

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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 brad.willsey@marlen.com or call 913-895-1262.