TOLEDO, Ohio - The City of Toledo has unveiled a new, high tech piece of training equipment for the Streets, Bridges and Harbor Division. 

Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson unveiled the CM Labs Simulator Tuesday that will train and improve the skill level of all city heavy equipment operators. The City says simulator, which cost $150,000, will improve employee productivity and reduce costs. 

“By improving the skill level of all of our employees, we will be able to improve productivity and reduce costs, which will make us a more efficient city,” Mayor Hicks-Hudson said. 

She said using the simulator to train employees will lower equipment fuel costs and reduce wear and tear on expensive equipment while providing more productive training for city employees.