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Jan. 8, 2009: New LG Facility Provides Commercial Air Conditioner Training

January 8, 2009

ROSWELL, Ga. - LG Electronics USA has announced the grand opening of the LG Training Academy in Roswell, Ga., to support LG’s growing commercial air conditioner business. At 16,000 square feet, the company said the state-of-the art facility has the capability to train hundreds of contractors, technicians, and engineers each month.

The company added that the location of the new facility places LG in a position to provide hands-on product training for a region of the country with high demand for commercial air conditioning systems.

Michael Ahn, president and CEO, LG Electronics North America, called the new Roswell location “a symbol of LG’s growth and vitality” in North America. “This is another important milestone in LG’s tremendous expansion in the United States. Particularly noteworthy now during the U.S. recession is LG’s investment in the communities where we live and work and our commitment to economic development and education here in the greater Atlanta area,” he said.

LG’s new training academy will provide a variety of courses for contractors, technicians, engineers, and air conditioning sales managers. Attendees will have the option of participating in shorter half-day courses to more intensive five-day training sessions.

The training academy will provide focused training rooms for education on LG’s Multi-V applied commercial systems, duct-free mini split and packaged terminal air conditioner (PTAC) systems, and layout and model selection software. The training will provide hands-on experience with LG’s products in diverse situations for full application training.

“LG’s first commercial training facility in the U.S. highlights our growth in the region, and our commitment to the U.S. air conditioning industry,” said Steve Schmitt, director, Commercial Air Conditioning, LG Electronics USA Inc. “As our commercial a/c business continues to expand, this facility will be crucial to providing our key partners and engineers with the educational tools necessary for successful installations.”

For more information, visit www.lgusa.com.

Publication date: 01/05/2009