Oatey Co. Introduces Upgraded Oatey University, a Best-in-Class Training Facility Dedicated to Education, Research and Hands-On Practice in Support of the Trades
The 20,000-square-foot facility, located in Cleveland, Ohio, was redesigned for versatility to meet the evolving needs of the industry – serving trading professionals, Oatey employees, customers and community partners in one convenient, collaborative space. Oatey University offers full-size mockups of various application settings, such as a hotel bathroom and a rough residential plumbing system, where individuals can perform installations and earn continuing education credits / certifications in addition to Oatey’s Applications Specialists.
In addition, the facility houses two interactive laboratories dedicated to solvent welding and heating / chemical applications. There is also a large on-site classroom designed for college-style teaching, virtual and in-person gatherings, community events, and more.
Although built for robust, personal experiences, Oatey University has also served as a center for distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past year, Oatey University has developed a wide variety of them virtual workouts, now available on BlueVolt, to help industry professionals expand and strengthen their skills in the safety of their own home.
“Oatey is constantly looking for innovative ways to promote, support and engage with trade, our employees and communities,” said Matt Rodgers, Vice president of customer support and technical support. “Oatey University is where those efforts can really come to life. We look forward to using this state-of-the-art facility to further connect with everyone we serve.”
Oatey University looks forward to welcoming visitors in person safely July 2021. To learn more about Oatey University and its virtual and personal programs, visit oatey.com or watch this video for a behind-the-scenes look at the facility.
ABOUT OATEY CO.
Since 1916, Oatey has provided reliable, high-quality products for the residential and commercial plumbing industry, with a dedication to delivering quality, building trust and improving lives. Today, Oatey has an extensive manufacturing and distribution network to supply thousands of products to professional builders, contractors, engineers and DIYers around the world.
Oatey is located in Cleveland, Ohio, and has locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and China. For more information visit www.oatey.com, call (800) 321-9532 or follow Oatey on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram.
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