New Noritz Training Center Offers Free Tankless Education for Contractors
Located roughly 20 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta, Noritz’s new Marietta, GA, training center is nearly complete and will offer regional plumbing contractors 10 tankless water heater courses, ranging from beginner to advanced levels.
The 20 x 20-square-foot location is Noritz’s second training center, joining the main facility in Fountain Valley, CA.
All courses are free of charge and serve groups of up to 25 contractors, who call in advance to request the particular course they would like to take. Topics covered include residential tankless installation, preventative maintenance, and commercial troubleshooting (see table).
Taking Noritz courses will give contractors the edge when it comes to earning business. Not only are both builders and consumers recognizing the benefits of no-tank technology (on-demand hot water, energy efficiency, and space savings) and requesting these products in their homes and businesses, but contractors can directly receive customer leads through the Noritz ProCard program. By completing program courses, contractors earn credits that boost their Noritz Power Rankings, so that they appear higher in installer listings on the company website. The goal of the live training courses is to enable a contractor to competently and confidently install Noritz water heaters.
“Contractor attendees become certified to work on Noritz heaters, just like our in-house techs,” explains Sammy Alvarado, marketing assistant at Noritz. “The courses make contractors more marketable by demonstrating that they have the training and knowledge to work on Noritz heaters and are able to tackle almost any issue.”
While other water heater manufacturers offer similar training, Alvarado explains that Noritz offers greater flexibility for contractors. “In addition to giving live lectures at our two training centers, Noritz product trainers can travel to companies that cannot make the trip to Fountain Valley or Marietta themselves. The trainers will bring actual heaters to train and teach the classes, just as if they were at the home location.”
Ultimately, adding the training center benefits the end user as much as the attendees. “By providing opportunities that allow contractors to engage more with our products, we are raising the industry’s knowledge of tankless. This, in turn, provides more installation options for end users,” concludes Alvarado.
For more information on Noritz training, please visit https://training.noritz.com/
To request a class at the Marietta location, please call 770-422-8120.