Source Refrigeration & HVAC celebrated the grand opening of its new 12,000 square foot Technical Training Center located at the company’s headquarters in Anaheim, CA on January 16, 2013. The new facility, which was relocated from Chino, CA, will host training for more than 300 Source HVACR technicians annually as well as tailored programs for key customer groups.
The training center includes a full grocery store set-up, featuring low-temperature cases, medium-temperature cases, walk-in coolers, all leading brands of EMS controls, self-contained cases and an equipment room with two operating racks. The center was also greatly enhanced with the addition of desiccant dehumidification, packaged HVAC systems, and construction training areas. Source’s internally-developed training curriculum which consists of both classroom and hands-on learning includes eight levels of service technician training, construction training, and leadership training.
“No one else in the commercial refrigeration and HVAC industry is as committed to the training and development of their technical field teams as Source is,” says CEO Bruce Buchholz. “The result of this investment is the best technically trained field team in the industry, which allows us to provide the best solutions for our customers.”
Source Refrigeration & HVAC was chosen by SUPERVALU INC., one of the nation’s largest grocery companies, as a key team member on the company’s first all-natural refrigerant store project: a remodel of an Albertson’s grocery store in Carpinteria, CA. The store's refrigeration systems use carbon dioxide (CO2), ammonia, and propane. The project was completed in July 2012.
Buchholz says the center was relocated from Chino to the headquarters facility as a way to facilitate more direct engagement and communication between technician-trainees and corporate staff.
“This new training center demonstrates first-hand to our employees and customers our commitment to technical training, which ultimately means better quality service for our customers,” Buchholz says.
Source Refrigeration & HVAC, Inc. partners with customers whose refrigeration and HVAC systems are mission-critical to their business operations. As the nation’s largest expert service provider, Source’s solutions cover the entire customer value chain and include: engineering, installation, service and maintenance, and energy optimization. The company employs more than 1,000 people at 33 branch locations across the U.S.