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Uponor Releases Second Half of 2009 Factory Training Schedule for Canada

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The second half of 2009 dates for Uponor’s Factory Training in Apple Valley, Minn., are available and ready for online registration by going to

“This year we’re taking our factory training classes to the next level,” says Wes Sisco, senior trainer, at Uponor. “We’ve enhanced our curriculum to include more in-depth education and training for our radiant and multipurpose plumbing and fire sprinkler systems. With this new training program, we can ensure our professional partners in the industry are well-equipped to meet the demanding needs of today’s building market.”

Headed by Sisco and supported by customer trainer Steve Swanson, the Uponor Factory Training program offers the following six courses for radiant and plumbing professionals.

Radiant Solutions Fundamentals 101 Workshop
This three-day course develops an understanding of the key elements of radiant floor heating systems, including delivery fundamentals, installation techniques, zoning, balancing, heat loss, heating plant options, and piping and control strategies.

Day 1: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Day 2: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Day 3: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: $249 without hotel; $349 with hotel


Radiant Solutions Advanced 102 Workshop
This three-day course brings the radiant professional to the next level with hydronic radiant systems. Participants learn tricks of the trade with near-boiler piping, hybrid systems, zoning and wiring system controls and more, providing the knowledge to configure and troubleshoot a hydronic radiant system from the heat source to the heat emitter. Participants should have basic knowledge of hydronic radiant heating systems.

Day 1: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Day 2: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Day 3: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: $249 without hotel; $349 with hotel


Radiant Solutions Advanced Design Suite™ (ADS) Workshop
This one-day course is designed for radiant professionals looking to develop their understanding of radiant system design through the use of Uponor’s ADS software. This class focuses on whole-house radiant system design and shows participants how to simplify and economize their radiant systems and enhance their performance. Attendees will work with a laptop computer (provided) and a set of radiant blueprints to design a complete radiant system.

Day 1: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: $100 without hotel; $149 with hotel


Radiant Solutions Controls 101 Workshop
This two-day course features information and installation techniques for Uponor wiring and controls. Participants will experience hands-on opportunities to wire and program Uponor controls including thermostats and zoning controls as well as the new Climate Cŏntrol™ Multifunction Controller, the new Climate Control Zoning System and the new proPANEL® series.

Day 1: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Day 2: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: $249 without hotel; $349 with hotel


Radiant Solutions Controls 102 Workshop
This two-day course focuses exclusively on the new Climate Cŏntrol Network System. Participants learn to install and commission a Network System using Uponor’s integrated UCT software tool as well as Network System thermostats, field modules, digital zone control modules and primary equipment control relays.

Day 1: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Day 2: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: $249 without hotel; $349 with hotel


This one-day course is designed for the plumbing professional interested in learning how to install the Uponor multipurpose fire sprinkler system, AQUASAFE®. Participants will learn best-in-class design and installation techniques as well as system troubleshooting tips. At the end of training, attendees who test with a passing grade of 70% will be approved as Uponor-trained AQUASAFE installers.

Day 1: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: $100 without hotel; $149 with hotel


Uponor Factory Training Schedule Dates – Canada

Aug. 27-29: Radiant Solutions Fundamentals 101 Workshop
Sept. 24-26: Radiant Solutions Fundamentals 101 Workshop
Oct. 22-24: Radiant Solutions Fundamentals 101 Workshop
Nov. 19-21: Radiant Solutions Fundamentals 101 Workshop

For additional information about all Uponor training programs, including online webinars, or to register online for factory training, visit the Uponor website at

For questions regarding training registration, contact Unika Hypolite, Channel Marketing Manager, Canada, at [email protected] or 905.542.4706.

Uponor Corporation is a leading supplier of plumbing, fire safety and radiant heating and cooling systems for the residential and commercial building markets across North America and Europe, and a market leader in municipal infrastructure pipe systems in the Nordic countries. Uponor Corporation employs 3,800 people in 27 countries and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd., Finland.

Uponor, Inc. is headquartered in Apple Valley, Minn. For more information, visit or call (800) 321-4739.

Uponor Ltd. is based in Mississauga, Ont. For more information, visit or call (888) 994-7726.

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