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A Modern Alternative for Training Soldiers

Imagine if a pilot knew how to fly a plane before ever stepping into a cockpit, if a doctor knew how to perform a complicated surgery before ever cutting a patient, or if a soldier knew how to use his equipment before ever holding it in his hands. What might sound like science fiction is now a reality, thanks to Heartwood Studios. Heartwood's custom-designed 3D virtual training applications provides customers like Raytheon, Honeywell, and the U.S. Army with a modern alternative to a PowerPoint presentation or training manuals. After earning $2 million in revenue in 2010, the company expects 100 percent growth for the next two years. Last year, Military Training Technology magazine named Heartwood as one of the year's Top Simulation and Training Companies.