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Cooper hosts grand opening at Industrial Technology Center


February 21, 2009
By Anthony Capkun

Cooper Industries recently officially opened the doors to its new Houston, Texas-based technology and training facility for a customer grand opening celebration. Cooper CEO Kirk Hachigian and his staff greeted the more than 250 people in attendance for this half-day event, which featured comprehensive tours of the new facility and an opportunity to discuss training needs with the company’s executives and representatives of each division. Attendees included a variety of end users, distributors and EPC professionals from the electrical, oil and gas and petrochemical market segments.

The
35,000-sf Cooper Technology Center features an auditorium, conference
room and multiple training rooms. It also boasts a full-scale mock
refinery, wastewater treatment facility and electrical distribution
grid, which includes over 250 of Cooper’s industrial offerings,
installed as they would appear in an operational setting.




The
industrial-focused training facility was designed to help facilitate
industry-specific education and provide hands-on demonstration for an
array of company products and solutions.




“During
this time when budgets are stretched, this facility offers a unique
venue for us to provide our customers with the education and training
that is vital to their businesses,” said Hachigian. “It also allows us
to partner with distributors, EPC professionals and end users alike to
discuss the various opportunities that exist with emerging technologies
and products relating to global infrastructure, energy demands and
energy efficiency, and facility safety.”




CLICK HERE to visit the Cooper Technology Center.



CLICK HERE to learn about Cooper Bussmann’s upcoming electrical seminars at the technology centre.