Endress+Hauser Addresses Retiring Workforce Challenges

Sept. 12, 2014
Company's new customer center aims to narrow the growing skills gap as more workers retire

More then 10,000 experienced operators and technicians are expected to retire each day over the next 20 years. To address the challenge of recruiting and training the next generation of employees, Endress+Hauser, Greenwood, Ind., has built multiple process training units (PTUs) across the nation.

Endress+Hauser built multiple process training units across the nation.
The company's new 80,000 sq-ft Customer Center is suited to greet visitors with a certified training facility with multiple classrooms and its largest yet PTU controlled by the  PlantPAx system from Rockwell Automation for real-world process simulation with more than 120 measuring points. Todd Lucey, managing director of Endress+Hauser Sales Center USA, believes that one of the keys to market success in the US is owed to heavy investments made in customer training – the new Customer Center being one of them. “Customers can send operators, maintenance personnel, engineers and other process people to our new Customer Center to get hands-on, real-world application expertise in a state-of-the-art customer training facility,” he says, adding: “Customers are increasingly faced with process and business issues and they can’t get this type of unique training anywhere else.”Endress+Hauser recently partnered with Polk State College, Bartow, Fla., opening a PTU at the college's newly developed 47,000-sq-foot Clear Springs Advanced Technology Center. The company plans to open more PTUs, with the next slated to open at the end of this month in Romeoville, Ill.Read the press release for more information.

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