SUWANEE, Ga. — Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US LLC (METUS), a supplier of ductless and ducted mini-split and variable refrigerant flow (VRF) heat-pump and air-conditioning systems, announced that BellSimons Companies, a wholesaler of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) equipment and METUS distributor, has opened a Mitsubishi Electric Authorized Training Center (MATC) in Waterville, Maine. This is the first MATC operated by BellSimons.

The 1,400-square-foot facility offers Maine-based contractors the opportunity to gain hands-on training experience with the latest Mitsubishi Electric heat pump technology.

At an Open House event, contractors, METUS, and BellSimons representatives had the opportunity to tour the facility and learn about the comprehensive training and resources now available in their community. Training sessions began in the summer and are available monthly.

“We’re excited to open a Mitsubishi Electric Authorized Training Center in the state of Maine and our first at BellSimons,” said Brian Boland, marketing manager, BellSimons Companies. “This training facility will serve the very best and brightest of the HVAC industry who have embraced the heat pump technology to grow their business and better serve homeowners throughout Maine.”

Examples of the Mitsubishi Electric residential equipment on display for training purposes at the Waterville, Maine location include the following models:

  • SMART MULTI MXZ-SM Outdoor Unit 
  • MFZ-KJ Floor-mounted Indoor Unit, Single-zone, Hyper-Heating INVERTER (H2i) 
  • SVZ Multi-position Air Handler, in Single- and Multi-zone, standard and H2i
  • MSZ-GL Wall-mounted Indoor Unit, Single- and Multi-zone

“Although the trend in training continues to move to online platforms, METUS believes there is no substitute to a hands-on approach to technical learning,” said Brinnon Williams, director, residential business, Northeast Business Unit, Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US. “This training center will put contractors in the position to learn and provide a superior level of service and support to their customers.”

BellSimons Companies was founded in 1940 and is a family-owned New England-based distributor for heating, air-conditioning, refrigeration, and plumbing equipment, controls and supplies. With employees across over 30 locations, BellSimons offers service and inventory for the wholesale HVACR and plumbing industry.