Rheem training program to offer technical education to contractors and distributors.

FORT SMITH, Ark. - Rheem Manufacturing Co.'s air-conditioning division has introduced "The Training Network: Tools For Success," which will replace the company's Learning Center programs. The name change is effective immediately.

The new logo will be on all product, technical and business-training materials available from Rheem and Ruud. According to Rheem, the most significant update to the program is the ability to link customers with industry experts in technical and business-skills training. Other enhancements include business-building education through a network of resources.

"The Training Network more accurately reflects the entire universe of training available to independent contractors and distributors," said Raymond Granderson, supervisor of training products and services for the division. "By offering training choices beyond the traditional focus, we're able to better assist our customers with a balanced course offering and ultimately help them grow their whole business."

New programs will be introduced throughout 2005, including courses on improving compressor reliability, comfort technologies and duct design.