New Solder Certification/Training Center Location Opens in WV/VA/Wash DC Area

BEST will now be offering IPC instructor certifications in the MidAtlantic Areas. Teaching from the professional soldering lab of RCBI, BEST will be offering certifications in IPC-A-610, IPC JSTD-001, IPC 7711/21 and IPC-A-620.
June 1, 2011 - PRLog -- Rocket Center, West Virginia — BEST Inc. announces a working relationship with the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI), West Virginia’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center. This new partnership brings practical soldering skills development to the Mid-Atlantic region. The soldering lab at the RCBI Rocket Center facility, which is just over a two-hour drive from Washington, D.C., serves markets in the nation’s capital as well as across the Mid-Atlantic states.

RCBI provides manufacturers and entrepreneurs with access to production and prototyping equipment as well as delivers worker skills training to employers and individuals.
The RCBI Master & Advanced Solder Center of Excellence is outfitted with state-of-the-art and state-of-the-industry soldering equipment. In addition, BEST Inc. and RCBI trainers have been working together for several years as BEST has continued to improve skills in industry and those of instructors while learning just how RCBI’s industry-focused work site and its model machinist-skills training program operates to meet industry needs.

Initially, RCBI will offer IPC CIS-level training services at its center including IPC-A-610, IPC-A-620, IPC-JSTD-001 and IPC-7711/21. BEST will offer CIT level classes at the RCBI Solder Center in IPC-A-610, IPC-A-620, IPC-JSTD-001 and IPC-7711/21. Other customized training, including training at client companies’ locations, will be offered by RCBI.
The initial class schedule is online at with classes beginning in June.

“RCBI is a proven resource, offering worker skills training throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond,” according to Katy Radcliff, Product Line Manager of Best Inc. “RCBI is plugged in to manufacturers, local community colleges and workforce development centers as well as employers who rely on RCBI to develop worker skills.”

Charlotte Weber, Director & CEO of RCBI, said she welcomes the opportunity to increase RCBI’s Advanced Electronics Technologies and RCBI’s commitment to industry. “With the expanded focus on solder skills at the RCBI Rocket Center Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, we’re eager to continue to serve industry with the technical training that’s essential for companies to compete successfully, so they can grow.”

About the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI)
Celebrating 20 years of service, RCBI provides access to cutting edge technology and technical training to manufacturers across the Mid-Atlantic region. Operating Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centers in Huntington, W.Va.; Charleston, W.Va.; Bridgeport, W.Va., and Rocket Center (near Keyser in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle), its mission includes developing a quality, capable, competitive and just-in-time manufacturing supplier base for the Department of Defense, NASA and the commercial sector.

About Business Electronics Soldering Technologies (BEST)
With headquarters in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, BEST is a supplier of PCB rework and repair services for communications, computer, industrial, automotive, avionic and military customers. In addition, BEST is a master IPC-certified training center certifying students and instructors in J-STD-001, IPC-610 and IPC 7711 and 7721 material training students in Minneapolis and Chicago.

Contact: Katy Radcliff, Product Manager-Training Services
(847) 797-9250

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BEST Inc repairs and reworks complex electronic assemblies. In addition it provides professional solder training and certification courses. BEST has many products to make the PCB rework and repair process go more quickly and with higher first pass yields.
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