Facility Surpasses Goals and Sets Stage for Expanding LG Presence in U.S. HVAC Market
NASHVILLE, Sept. 25, 2009 – Just 10 months ago, LG Electronics opened the doors to its first-ever U.S.-based training facility for HVAC products in Alpharetta, Ga. With its broad line of residential and commercial HVAC options that include modern designs, advanced technology and enhanced energy efficient capabilities, training has been critical to LG’s continued growth in the U.S. market, LG executives said here this week at Comfortech 2009 (booth #1114).
Since the opening of the Atlanta-area facility, the 6,000-square-foot state-of-the art training center has educated more than 100 engineers, contractors and technicians each month. More than 850 industry representatives have been trained since the grand opening last December, with the goal of training 1,000 total individuals in just the Atlanta facility before the one-year anniversary approaches at the end of the year. In total, LG has trained more than 2,300 air conditioning industry professionals across the U.S. this year alone – in the field and at the Atlanta location – illustrating the importance and need for facilities such as this one.
“The success of LG’s first commercial training facility in the U.S. underscores the need for our continued commitment to training and education in this industry,” said Kelly Cutchins, vice president, Commercial Air Conditioning, LG Electronics USA Inc. “With more than a thousand installations across the United States, LG is making its mark on the industry as a whole, and we look forward to expanding our expertise in the coming months with the opening of a second training academy to support our growing customer base.”
As LG continues to expand its diverse line of residential and commercial air conditioner offerings in the U.S. to include more energy efficient and aesthetically designed products, training is more critical than ever before and a key part of the company’s overall strategy.
Following the success of the Atlanta opening, LG plans to expand operations to reach engineers, contractors and technicians on the West coast with a new training academy in Southern California that will provide a variety of courses for engineers, contractors, technicians and air conditioning sales managers. More information about the academy will be available in the coming months and a grand opening of the facility is slated for winter of this year.
The new academy will provide focused training rooms for education on LG’s residential, commercial light and commercial products. Additionally, LG plans to expand its educational offerings and feature both one- and two-day sessions. Attendees also have the option of participating in shorter half-day courses, or more intensive five-day training sessions.
LG Electronics is the world’s largest air conditioner manufacturer, and offers a range of residential and commercial climate control solutions with indoor and outdoor units. LG’s CAC products are cost-efficient, quiet and they blend industry-leading outdoor technology with stylish in-room accents.
LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $35 billion global force and technology leader in home appliances, consumer electronics, mobile communications, business solutions and air conditioning. For more information, please visit www.LGusa.com.
LG Electronics USA Air Conditioning
The LG Electronics USA Commercial Air Conditioning business is based in Alpharetta, Ga. LG is the world’s largest air conditioner manufacturer for both commercial and residential air conditioners providing total sustainability and building management solutions. From consumer and individual units to industrial and specialized air conditioning systems, LG provides a wide range of products for heating, ventilating and air conditioning. Through innovation in manufacturing, R&D and marketing, LG has broken its own sales record every year since 2000, securing its position as the number one maker of residential air conditioners in the world.
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