Twenty-one specialty contractors recently attended a two-day designated risk management training seminar at insurance company Federated’s Owatonna, Minn., headquarters.

Trainers and risk management experts covered topics that included: hiring practices and background checks, succession planning, distracted driving and disaster planning.

Attendees learned that spending risk management dollars wisely can provide immediate savings.

“This seminar is worth 2½ days, no doubt about it,” said Samuel Nantz, chief financial officer of F. H. Furr Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning in Manassas, Va.

F.H. Furr is a member of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America.

“Every company that has the opportunity to attend should avail themselves of the knowledge presented,” Nantz added.

Federated is an ACCA corporate partner.