Two New Training Centers in Northeastern Zone

Monday, April 20, 2009

SUWANEE, Ga. - April 20, 2009 - Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division is excited to annouce the addition of two new training centers located in the Northeastern zone. The opening of these new centers further underscores Mitsubishi Electric HVAC's commitment to providing contractors, engineers and distributors throughout the country with the best training and sales information possible, according to Tony Hayes, Director of Service, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC.

The Northeastern zone office and Boston Training Center (BTC), which opened in March 2009, features more than 4,700 square feet of space, 1,600 of which is dedicated to training. The center will host both CITY MULTI® VRFZ and Mr. Slim® installation and service and sales training courses, plus other product information seminars. The remaining space will house the Northeastern zone sales office.

"With the opening of our fifth corporate training center, we hope to make it easier for our customers to receive instruction at an easy-to-reach, centralized location," says Hayes. "The new BTC also allows us to ensure end-user customers around the country have access to well-trained contractors, quality products and the best possible service."

The BTC features fully functional CITY MULTI VRFZ and Mr. Slim split-ductless equipment. The training center contains various centralized, wired and wireless remote controllers to round out the training. The classroom has a fully integrated audio/visual presentation system to allow for interactive training sessions.

"The extensive training helps contractors improve their skills and effectiveness, as well as their bottom line," says Hayes. "End-user customers also benefit because contractors who have completed the training courses are fully equipped and qualified to sell, install and service Mitsubishi products."

Located 45 minutes west of Boston in South Borough, Mass., the sales and training center is a convenient destination for contractors, engineers and distributors who want to participate in training courses or hold and attend sales meetings. In addition, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC's service training program is a registered provider for North American Technician Excellence (NATE) Recertification. Mitsubishi Electric HVAC training centers also are located in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and Irvine, Calif.

In addition to the opening of Mitsubishi Electric HVAC's Northeastern facility, ABCO Refrigeration Supply Corporation, located in Long Island City, N.Y., recently celebrated the opening of the first authorized Mitsubishi Electric HVAC training facility in the tri-state area. The center, located in White Plains, N.Y., features more than 1,700 square feet of high-tech training space in a state-of-the-art 30,000-square-foot facility.

ABCO, a Mitsubishi Electric HVAC distributor, hopes this center will provide their valued customers with the finest in technical, marketing and business management training in a convenient location for HVAC/R contractors working in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.

"We were enthusiastic about the opportunity to develop this high-tech training center in conjunction with Mitsubishi Electric and we look forward to sharing its value with all of our customers," says Michael Senter, chief executive officer, ABCO Refrigeration Supply Corporation.

For more information about Mitsubishi Electric HVAC products and technology, please visit www.mehvac.com.

About Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division
For more than 29 years, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division, headquartered in Suwanee, Ga., has been a leading marketer of intelligent air-conditioning and heating technology, manufactured by its parent corporation, Mitsubishi Electric. The Division's market distribution includes North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Bermuda.

Mitsubishi Electric HVAC, an Official Sponsor of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour, continues to build brand loyalty, increase its market position and deliver exceptional customer service through the Mitsubishi Diamond Alliance™ program. This program is a strategic platform of training-based achievement programs designed to synergize the efforts of Mitsubishi Electric HVAC distributors, contractors and design engineering firms. For more information on the Mitsubishi Diamond Alliance, Mr. Slim® split-ductless cooling and heating systems, CITY MULTI® Variable Refrigerant Flow Zoning (VRFZ) technology, compressors, PlasmaPure™ room air purification systems, a full line of accessories for the Mr. Slim product line, including Line-Hide™ line-set covers and the Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division, call 800/687-1966 or visit www.mehvac.com.

Accomplishments
In 2009, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC's Mr. Slim® P-Series Hyper-Heat INVERTER systems received a Readers' Choice Award from Building Products magazine. In 2008, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC not only received a Top Products Award from Building Operating Management for its P-series four-way cassette, but its Mr. Slim MSZ-FD09/12NA was voted #1 in the Contracting Business HVAC Comfortech Product Showcase Awards, in the Forced Air Heating category. CITY MULTI® installations received Honorable Mention and Runner Up awards in the New Construction category of the 2007 Design/Build Awards Competition sponsored by Contracting Business. Additionally, a 2007 Contracting Business survey named Mitsubishi Electric HVAC as contractors' top preferred brand. A 2006 survey by ACH&R news listed Mitsubishi Electric HVAC as contractors' most preferred ductless manufacturer and the number one brand in price/value, availability, reliability and performance specifications.

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