New Chicago Training Center Opens for Classes

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Suwanee, Ga. - Mitsubishi Electric HVAC, Suwanee, Ga., has announced the opening of its new training center in Chicago, according to William Rau, senior vice president and general manager, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC.

"The opening of the new Chicago Training Center (CTC) illustrates Mitsubishi Electric HVAC's commitment to providing dealers with the best training possible, no matter where they are based. With this new training center, we hope to make it easier for dealers and distributors, especially those in the Midwest, to receive instruction in an easy-to-reach, centralized location. The new CTC also helps ensure customers around the country have access to well-trained dealers, the best possible service and quality products," says Rau.

The CTC, newly opened in June, features a 20-by-34-foot room used for Mitsubishi Electric HVAC training and is located at the A to Z Sales facility, Downer's Grove, Ill. The center facilitates both the R410A CITY MULTI® Service Course and the R410A Mr. Slim® M- and P- Series Service Course, all using the most advanced technology, according to Mike Graham, sales manager for A to Z Sales. The room also serves as a showroom for contractors interested in Mitsubishi Electric HVAC products and as a training center for A to Z Sales' Comfort Academy, which helps attendees refine the skills needed to sell and install HVAC brands. The CTC hosts the same CITY MULTI and Mr. Slim training courses offered at Mitsubishi Electric HVAC's Dallas and Atlanta Training Centers.

Featuring a classroom designed for 20 attendees, the CTC is equipped with new R410A equipment and fully operational CITY MULTI and Mr. Slim indoor and outdoor units for hands-on training.

"The extensive training that dealers receive helps improve not only their skills and effectiveness, but also their bottom line. Additionally, end-user customers benefit, as dealers who've completed the training courses are fully equipped and qualified to sell Mitsubishi Electric HVAC products," says Rau.

Chicago's central location allows dealers from all over North America to easily reach the training center, considering its close proximity to O'Hare International and Midway International Airports. In addition, hotel accommodations for those visiting are superior, with shuttle rides available to and from the training center. Complimentary breakfast and lunch is served at each class.

For more information on registering for training classes at any of Mitsubishi Electric HVAC's training centers, call 800/687-1966 or visit www.mehvac.com and click on the "Training" tab.

About Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division

For more than 25 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 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, 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

A 2006 survey by ACH&R News listed Mitsubishi Electric as contractors' most preferred ductless manufacturer and the number one brand in price/value, availability, reliability and performance specifications. In 2004, Mr. Slim received a Bronze Award in ACH&R News' Dealer Design Awards contest and CITY MULTI received a Bronze Award in the HVAC product category in 2005 for Consulting Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year contest. Additionally, in 2003 and 2004, the Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Institute (ARI) recognized Mitsubishi Electric HVAC for achieving a 100 percent success rate for the Mr. Slim product for three consecutive years. In 2005, CITY MULTI was named as one of the top 100 smart products for buildings by Buildings Magazine.