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Partnership Launches Nationwide HVAC Training Initiative


Source 1, the exclusive supplier of factory-authorized service parts and residential accessories for all Johnson Controls Unitary Products residential and light commercial HVAC equipment, opened the first in a series of HVAC training centers Jan. 25, 2018 with over 150 customers and industry professionals in attendance.

The 1,200-square-foot facility is housed within the 55,000-square-foot Source 1 HVAC Supply Center in Earth City, Missouri, strategically located just outside St. Louis. The training center will house eight different HVAC units, ranging from basic to premium efficiency models, and host a variety of hands-on classes to help technicians become YORK certified technicians. Additionally, the facility will provide a location for trade students to get hands on experience through training opportunities designed to educate and prepare the future workforce.

Area YORK dealers and customers as well as local trade schools attended the Jan. 25 ribbon cutting to get a firsthand look at the new training center. The center will focus primarily on residential service and installation but will also include training on select commercial products. In addition, YORK sales teams can attend classes to gain a deeper understanding of the features and benefits of YORK products.

“Contractors come to us every day to purchase parts, supplies and equipment,” says Doug Comerio, regional general manager for Source 1. “We want to support them after the sale, so the better trained they are in the application, installation, maintenance and service of our equipment, the less likely they are to encounter problems in the field.

“We also want to play a role in shaping the future of our industry. This training center will serve as a pipeline for tomorrow’s HVAC technicians, strengthening our company’s commitment to educating and investing in the future of the HVAC industry.”

Source 1 celebrated the launch of its first training center with refreshments, prizes, giveaways and the opportunity to talk with HVAC vendors and representatives from Johnson Controls. Special guests included the mayor of nearby Bridgeton, Missouri, Terry Briggs.

For contractors in the area, the address of the new Source 1 HVAC Supply Center is 3195 Rider Trail South, Earth City, Missouri, and the phone number is 314-400-6000. To learn more, visit www.source1hvacsupply.com. For more information about YORK, visit www.york.com.

Designed, engineered and assembled in the United States, YORK systems draw on more than 140 years of Johnson Controls experience in designing and installing heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems. Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT) facilities aid in the systematic testing of components, including more than 20 years of accelerated operation testing for weather, humidity and temperatures as high as 125° F and as low as -10° F to ensure lasting performance and world-class quality. In addition to ENERGY STAR® efficiency, models have earned Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval accolades.

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