September 21, 2009
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Uponor Offers Free Factory Training
For October 2009 Only

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As a special thank you to customers for their continued support, Uponor is offering free classes at the factory training center in Apple Valley, Minn., in October 2009.

“We decided to offer free training to let our customers know that we realize times may be tough, but we still appreciate their business and want to see them succeed,” says Wes Sisco, senior trainer at Uponor. “By offering all our courses, including two brand new advanced courses, we are giving contractors and others in the building industry a great opportunity to take advantage of our valuable training program.”

The six free factory training dates and courses are listed below, with course descriptions and times following.

  • Oct 6-8, 2009, Radiant Solutions Fundamentals 101 Workshop

  • Oct. 9, 2009, Advanced Design Suite™ (ADS) — Includes free software

  • Oct. 12, 2009, AquaSAFE™ Residential Fire Sprinkler System Level One (Additional $35 fee covers the required NFPA 13D manual)

  • Oct. 14-16, 2009, Radiant Solutions Advanced 102 Workshop (New course)

  • Oct. 26-27, 2009, Radiant Solutions Controls 101 Workshop

  • Oct. 29-30, 2009, Radiant Solutions Controls 102 Workshop (New course)

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.

Radiant Solutions Advanced 102 Workshop (New Course)
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.

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.

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.

Radiant Solutions Controls 102 Workshop (New Course)
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.

This one-day course is designed for the plumbing professional interested in learning how to install the Uponor multipurpose fire sprinkler system, AquaSAFE, for single- and two-family homes. 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.

To register, go to and click on the Training Schedules tab. Note that although the classes are free, participants will be responsible for their own transportation and lodging.

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 3,500 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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Uponor, AquaSAFE, Advanced Design Suite, Climate Cŏntrol and proPANEL are trademarks or registered trademarks of Uponor Corporation and Uponor, Inc.


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