After 34 years of leadership, Mike Hoke retired from Abaris on 31 December 2021, after completing the sale of the company to Michelle and Paul Dziedzic that past July.  Because of the COVID-19 surge in the first part 2022, Mike’s retirement party was rescheduled for 29 April of this year, and it was a big…

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Abaris Windblade Repair Training

April 22nd, 2022 by Lou Dorworth

Did you know that Abaris provides repair training to the wind energy industry? We work with OEM’s, wind farm maintenance teams, and wind service providers to train their technicians in aerospace quality composite repairs for windblades, nacelles, and other composite structures or components associated with the industry. We are currently in the process of obtaining…

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Resin Infusion Technologies Course

March 24th, 2022 by Lou Dorworth

Did you know that Abaris has a Resin Infusion Technologies course?  The M-5 course is designed for the engineer, technician, laminator, fabricator, or anyone else wanting to learn about the fundamental principles and more complex concepts involved in resin infusion technology as applied in many industries today. The fundamental science that drives vacuum infusion processing…

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Abaris Training, Reno, NV announces the retirement of our Chief Instructor, Mr. Dave Castellar.  A well-regarded composite instructor and part of the Abaris family for the past 17 years, after a previous long stint doing the same at United Airlines in San Francisco, CA. Dave has now decided to retire early from Abaris and move…

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Did you know that Abaris has a mold fabrication course?

February 25th, 2022 by Lou Dorworth

Abaris offers a Mold Fabrication for Production and Repairs course for those that want hands-on experience building carbon prepreg molds and fixtures. The 5-day course runs 3-times per calendar year and is designed for the tooling engineer, tool designer, tool fabricator, or anyone else that has a desire to learn about designing and building molds…

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Abaris Training Resources, Inc. (Reno, Nevada) is please to announce that Dr. Greg M. Mellema has rejoined the organization as Director of Operations for Abaris, worldwide (Greg was a full-time instructor at Abaris from 1998 to 2008).  Dr. Mellema’s new responsibilities as Director of Operations will consist of developing new curricula as well as overseeing…

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The First Annual Great Abaris Pumpkin Contest

October 27th, 2021 by Lou Dorworth

In early October, the Abaris admin team announced the first annual Great Abaris Pumpkin Contest.  The rules were: The main part of each entry must be a pumpkin.  Pumpkins may not be carved or hollowed out.  Objects, paper, and materials of any kind may be pinned or glued to pumpkins. Participants may also draw or…

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Abaris Training Resources, Inc. (Reno, Nevada) announces a change in company ownership.  On 29 July 2021, Michael J. Hoke transferred ownership to Michelle and Paul Dziedzic who intend to work with Hoke to transition the business between now and the end of the calendar year. In a statement released on 30 July, Hoke declared “After…

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            Come join us in September for our Aerospace Repair Analysis and Substantiation courses (ER-1 and ER-2) that are scheduled for 13-17 September and 20-24 September respectively, at our Reno, Nevada facility.  Come early and enjoy the Reno Balloon Races, running 10-12 September and the Reno Air Races scheduled for…

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Abaris is now filling classes for summer and early fall.  We are currently offering a $100 discount for all students that enroll before the end of June 2021 using the coupon code SUMMER21. This discount applies to any regularly scheduled class this year but will only be available for this limited time.  Simply use the…

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