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Trumpf Unveils Expanded Training Center

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018
 

TRUMPF Inc. lifted the lid on its expanded training center with a ribbon cutting—more accurately the cutting of a steel band—on June 12 in Farmington, CT. With a $3 million-plus investment, the company signaled its commitment to training and educating sheetmetal-fabrication customers and employees by adding 18,000 sq. ft. to the facility, which now totals 40,000 sq. ft.

Watch the video of Trumpf TruLaser Tube 7000 in action in the expanded hands-on-learning area.

Upgrades include an interactive lobby, 14 state-of-the-art classrooms as well as two virtual-learning classrooms, an expanded machine floor for hands-on training, and an expanded, brighter cafeteria.

With the expansion, Trumpf now can train 5000 students via 630 training events per year, a boost over the 3000 students that could be trained annually prior to the expansion. The hands-on training floor now features 13 machines, including tube lasers, material-handling and -storage systems, and laser, bending and punching equipment.

“Our facility enables us to offer a wider variety of Trumpf machines and courses, to a wider variety of students,” says Christine Benz, the company’s training and development manager.

Company officials note that Trumpf offers International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)- and (Connecticut) State Approving Agency (SAA)-certified courses, and is the first and only training center in the machine-tool industry to achieve both IACET and SAA certifications simultaneously. The company also offers a tuition-paid, full-time paid apprenticeship program and is certified to train veterans, who can, at no cost, enroll in courses to earn Continuing Education Units.

 

As seen in Fabricating Product News: TRUMPF Inc.