Offered the first Wednesday of each month for plumbing and mechanical pros, each one-day program discusses specification, installation and maintenance of all Hansgrohe and Axor products.
Hansgrohe now offers an ongoing series of monthly product
training workshops, created specifically for plumbing and mechanical
contractors. Offered the first Wednesday of each month, “Technical Product
Training for the Plumbing Professional” is a one-day class focusing on
specification considerations, installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and
repair of Hansgrohe and Axor brand shower systems, kitchen and lavatory faucets,
commercial electronic faucets and showerpanels.
The classes are held at the Hansgrohe
Aquademie, a special training facility inside the company’s North American
headquarters in Alpharetta, Ga. Students arrive
the previous evening, staying in a nearby hotel. Training sessions conclude by
mid-afternoon of the next day, allowing attendees to return home within 24
hours of their arrival.
Hansgrohe provides ground transportation
Airport to the hotel, to
the Aquademie and back to the airport. The company also covers all landed
expenses in Atlanta,
including meals and overnight lodging. The only out-of-pocket costs for a
student would be transportation from his or her hometown to Atlanta - by air or ground.
Jen Roccio Bruno
Hansgrohe Manager of Training & Development, stresses the value of the
hands-on aspects of the new training program for the trade: “Our instruction
begins in the Aquademie classroom, but then moves into our Showerworld facility
to discuss and work on actual product.” Opened in 2001 and fully remodeled five
years later, Showerworld now houses 20 different working shower systems and a
full range of Hansgrohe and Axor products, including showerheads, handshowers,
bodysprays and showerpanels.
“Technical Product Training” also
includes a tour of the Hansgrohe manufacturing and warehousing operations. The
Alpharetta facility, which opened in 1995, currently performs plastic injection
molding, chrome plating, PVD finishing, and assembly of faucet and showering
products for the Hansgrohe brand in the United
States and Canada.
Classes are open to all plumbing and
mechanical contractors and their employees nationwide. The deadline for
registration is two weeks prior to a given class. For more information on how
to register, contractors should contact their local Hansgrohe sales
representative or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org