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LG opens new academy near Boston

USA: LG Air Conditioning Technologies USA has opened the doors of its newest HVAC training academy outside of Boston. 

The latest of five such training academies across the country, the Massachusetts facility will provide a mix of lectures and hands-on lab experiences led by LG’s instructors. This includes in-depth training on LG’s heat pump technologies such as the inverter heat pump water heater and R32 monobloc air-to-water heat pump.

“It was important for our latest academy to be in Massachusetts to support the state’s new heat pump adoption goals and help homeowners and building managers reap the benefits of robust incentive programmes like Mass Save,” said Steve Scarbrough, senior vice president and general manager of LG Air Conditioning Technologies, LG Electronics USA. 

The Boston-area facility will serve as a hub for industry trade professionals across New England, with the facility scheduled to host thousands of training courses in its first year. These courses will span both the residential and commercial sectors, including installation, software evaluation, and best practices for servicing LG air solutions products. 

The courses are designed to cover technical installation and service training, with an emphasis on ducted and duct-free, VRF, heat pump water heater and control solutions.

LG Air Conditioning Technologies senior vice president and general manager Steve Scarbrough (left) opens LG’s newest HVAC training academy with vice president of operations Darren Gibula

The academy plans to evolve over the year, offering further training courses based on the changing industry landscape, new product solutions, and the needs of distributor associates and contractors. Amenities at the facility include meeting rooms, a gym, a café, an auditorium and a conference room.

LG is investing in further developing academies across the country. It already operates through 59 associate academies across the country and offers online training for those unable to attend in person.

The academy’s onsite lab will feature a range of LG heat pump products, including the air-to-water heat pump and ArtCool Mirror; several Multi V commercial air- and water-cooled outdoor units and a variety of indoor units, such as the high temperature Hydro Kit; the split Compact M3 dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS); multi-position vertical air handling unit and other Energy Star certified systems. LG’s energy storage system equipment is also included in the training curriculum.

 LG’s latest HVAC Training Academy, located at One Research Drive, Suite 110B, Westborough, Mass., was officially unveiled on May 15, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by dozens of local industry leaders and professionals.

The Boston facility joins four other LG Training Academies located in Dallas; New Jersey; Orange County, California; and Alpharetta, Georgia.  

For more information, visit LG HVAC Training.

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