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Norton Railroad Maintenance of Way Seminar

Norton Abrasives is introducing a new Railroad Maintenance of Way Seminar. This training and development seminar located at Norton's headquarters in Worcester, Massachusetts on November 8 and 9, 2016 will provide valuable insight on all types of abrasives.

Learning Objectives

The objective of this seminar is to give our railroad participants a better understanding of the abrasives they use on a daily basis, specifically cut-off and portable grinding. Emphasis will be placed on product safety and how to use the correct grinding wheels to minimize cost using the latest safety practices. Attendees are encouraged to bring specific issues suitable for group discussion.

Time Required

1-1/2 Days

Who Should Attend

The curriculum is designed for welding supervisors, roadmasters and engineers.



  • Grinding Wheel Basics
  • Tour of Rough Grinding Manufacturing
  • Factors Affecting Grinding
  • Grinding Wheel Safety
  • Cut-off Wheels
  • Portable Wheels
  • Saint-Gobain/Norton-sponsored Dinner


  • Field Test Methodology for Evaluating Wheels
  • Group Discussion and Seminar Wrap-up

Registration is first come, first served. We reserve the right to substitute a presenter(s) without notice. Contact Barbara Nichols at 508-795-5336 with any questions.



  • $199/pp registration fee
  • Transportation (air fare, car mileage, etc.)
  • Shared van service, car rental, taxi, etc.
  • Hotel (upon check-out)
  • Meals not provided by Saint-Gobain/Norton


  • Continental Breakfast on Tuesday;?full breakfast on Wednesday
  • Afternoon refreshments
  • Lunch on Tuesday
  • Saint-Gobain/Norton sponsored dinner on Tuesday evening
  • Reference Material

Upon receipt of your enrollment form and $199 registration fee, a confirmation letter will be sent to you. Since enrollment is based on availability, please do not make your transportation and hotel reservations until you receive your confirmation letter.

We will provide transportation to and from the hotel and seminar location on Tuesday. Attendees will check out of the hotel on Wednesday morning and drive to the seminar. Attendees will depart from the seminar to their final destination. Please do not make your transportation reservations until you receive your confirmation letter.

You are responsible for making your own hotel reservation. We have reserved a block of rooms at the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester, Mass. at our VIP rate of $135/night plus tax. You will receive further details in your confirmation letter. Please do not make your hotel reservation until you receive your confirmation letter.

You must cancel within 30 days for a refund.

To Register:

To register for the Railroad MOW Seminar, fill out the enrollment form and fax or e-mail to Barbara Nichols (contact info below).

Railroad MOW Seminar Brochure 2016 Enrollment Form

Training Coordinator
Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Inc.
One New Bond Street, Worcester, MA 01606
Phone: (508) 795-5336; Fax: (508) 795-2688

Registration Fee: $199/ person

See you there!

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