Uponor Senior Trainer Wes Sisco

Dates for Uponor’s Factory Training in Apple Valley, MN, are now available and ready for registration. And with the addition of two new trainers and easy online registration, professionals in the HVAC, hydronic heating and cooling, plumbing and fire safety industries have even more reason to take advantage of this valuable, educational, learning tool.

Headed by Training Manager Mary Beth Manninen, the Uponor Factory Training program also welcomes industry veteran Wes Sisco as senior trainer and HVAC, hydronic and plumbing professional Steve Swanson as customer trainer. Sisco and Swanson will collaborate with current customer trainer, Josh Schwaller, to offer a unique combination of solid technical information, hands-on workshop opportunities and plenty of entertainment for factory training attendees.

Customer Trainer Josh Schwaller (standing) instructs students on installation and operation techniques for Uponor's Climate Control Zoning System for radiant applications.

“This new training team gives us a broad array of talent in radiant, plumbing and fire safety expertise,” says Manninen. “Wes’ background in the industry and hands-on field experience working alongside installers, coupled with Steve’s extensive knowledge in the trades and Josh’s training and curriculum development expertise, allows us to offer our customers a training experience that’s second to none.”

For online registration, simply go towww.uponor-usa.com/trainingand select the Training Classestab to choose a class.

The Uponor factory training program currently offers the following courses:

  • Radiant Solutions – Fundamentals Workshop, which develops an understanding of the key elements of radiant floor heating systems, including delivery fundamentals, installation techniques, zoning, balancing and heat loss
  • Radiant Solutions – Fundamentals Workshop with ADS, which includes all the information above as well as education on the Advanced Design Suite™ (ADS) software
  • Radiant Solutions – Controls Workshop, which focuses exclusively on controls, zoning and wiring
  • AQUASAFE® Fire Safety Systems Workshop, which details system components, design and installation techniques for the Uponor multipurpose plumbing and fire sprinkler system


  • Uponor Factory Training Schedule - January through June 2009

      Jan. 7-9: Radiant Solutions – Fundamentals Workshop

      Jan. 15-17: Radiant Solutions – Controls Workshop

      Jan. 20: AQUASAFE Fire Safety Systems Workshop

      Feb. 2-5: Radiant Solutions – Fundamentals Workshop with ADS

      Feb. 10-12: Radiant Solutions – Controls Workshop

      Feb. 18: AQUASAFE Fire Safety Systems Workshop

      March 9-11: Radiant Solutions – Fundamentals Workshop

      March 17: AQUASAFE Fire Safety Systems Workshop

      March 19-21: Radiant Solutions – Fundamentals Workshop

      March 23-25: Radiant Solutions – Controls Workshop

      March 30-April 1: Radiant Solutions – Fundamentals Workshop

      April 6-8: Radiant Solutions – Fundamentals Workshop

      April 23-25: Radiant Solutions – Controls Workshop

      April 28: AQUASAFE Fire Safety Systems Workshop

      May 5-8: Radiant Solutions – Fundamentals Workshop with ADS

      May 12: AQUASAFE Fire Safety Systems Workshop

      May 18-20: Radiant Solutions – Controls Workshop

      June 11-13: Radiant Solutions – Fundamentals Workshop

      June 25-27: Radiant Solutions – Controls Workshop

      June 30: AQUASAFE Fire Safety Systems Workshop

    For questions regarding training registration, contact Jodi Staub, training and technical products specialist, at 800.321.4739 ext. 5333. For information about customer visits and events, contact Katie Moser, customer events and training specialist, at 800.321.4739 ext. 4207.