ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Customers and guests joined the Tecumseh Products Co. LLC management team for the grand opening of the company’s new Multi-purpose Training Room, which is located at the company’s headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The location is now home to the second Tecumseh University training program in North America. In addition to Tecumseh University, the room will be used to conduct training seminars aimed at local refrigeration service technicians and authorized wholesalers’ counter personnel.

“Our new training room is all about you,” said Doug Murdock, president and CEO, Tecumseh, to those in attendance. “While the room is located at our facility here in Ann Arbor, it’s for customers and trade organizations to use. Tecumseh understands the importance of training and education, and we’re making a renewed commitment to our customers, the refrigeration and air conditioning industry, and our employees to invest more in this area. Similar training facilities are being developed at other key Tecumseh locations around the world.”

Increased sophistication of refrigeration systems, combined with the changes in refrigerants, refrigerant oils, and government imposed efficiency regulations are among the reasons Tecumseh is investing in training.

“Customers rely on Tecumseh for understanding trade-offs of the various low-GWP [global warming potential] refrigerants, especially when it comes to the application of our compressors and condensing units and the impact on system efficiency,” said Bill Merritt, vice president, global product management, marketing, and sales, Tecumseh. “OEM customers engage with Tecumseh in application testing, and we anticipate that this new room will be used to collaborate with them on application test plans and to keep them abreast of our new products and development plans.”

Tecumseh has been and will continue to be an active participant in Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute’s (AHRI’s) Alternative Refrigerants Evaluation Program with much of the testing being conducted in the company’s Ann Arbor facility as well as its other technology centers around the world. The company spent the last two years redesigning its line of commercial refrigeration condensing units to comply with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) new requirements for walk-in coolers and freezers.

Mandy Grewal, supervisor, Pittsfield Township, spoke briefly during the event congratulating Tecumseh for its continued investment in its facilities and the community. The area is ranked among the “Top 10 Places to Live in Michigan,” which has helped in attracting new talent.

Tecumseh will be announcing its Tecumseh University winter/spring 2018 class dates in the coming weeks along with scheduled training seminars.

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Publication date: 11/15/17

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