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When it comes to any business, you can have all the right equipment and tools on hand, but without the proper training, it’s wasted potential. For professional contractors in the radiant, plumbing and fire sprinkler industries, keeping current with the right training is vital to get the competitive edge that sets you apart and helps you grow your business - and profits.
So, what is the right training?
Many make the mistake that all training is the same, which is not the case. Still, who has time to research a training facility, instructors and curriculum to ensure it features all the up-to-date information and tools needed in your area of expertise (or area you want to become an expert in)?
When it comes to your future - and the future of your business - simply focus on three key points for training.
First, look at the history. When checking out a training program, make sure it has a proven history with plenty of references to back it up. Uponor, for example, has been providing factory as well as field training to professional radiant, plumbing and fire sprinkler installers since 1993 - the longest in the industry.
“I’m so impressed with Uponor’s training, I’m not only going to recommend it to other people, I’m going to send a couple of my guys here,” says Robert Wiegmann of M&N Heating and Cooling in Rockwell, Iowa.
“This is my first exposure to a hands-on course and I’m very impressed,” says Dan Hendrickson of Libre Energy in Coronado, Calif. “I am recommending this training to a number of my clients.”
“I’ve been to other trainings, but this new facility is by far the nicest,” says Joe Bates of Legacy Plumbing & Heating in Aitkin, Minn. “I really like to see the products in use and the different applications they can be used in.”
“I’ve been doing radiant for 20 years and I like the new advanced training courses,” says Dan Brandenburg of Dan’s Service Plus in Wausau, Wis. “They offer the science behind the technology that I’m looking for.”
To learn more about the following factory training courses and to register online, visit www.uponorpro.com.
- Radiant Hydronics and Design (2 days)
- Advanced Radiant Hydronics with ADS (3 days)
- Geothermal Design and Application (2 days)
- Climate Cŏntrol™ Network System (2 1/2 days)
- Climate Controls (2 days)
- AquaSAFE™ Levels I and II (2 days)
- AquaSAFE Level II (1 day)