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Training Is Important Throughout The Construction Industry

In an industry like construction, where techniques, materials, equipment, and regulations are constantly changing, continuous training is vital to maximizing work force productivity, work quality and leader development...

...The most traditional training providers have been the state's 16 technical colleges. They continue to be a primary source of training for construction and industrial workers, offering education in skilled trades ranging from construction labor, bricklaying, masonry, carpentry, electrician, welding, HVAC technician, and plumbing, to equipment technician, surveying, drafting, and architectural design...

...Another source of training is contractors themselves, many of whom hold their own training programs about safety, productivity, quality, specific skills, and other topics important to their employees and company.

Training is also available from manufacturers and dealers, who offer courses about using and maintaining the products they sell...


Ingersoll-Rand Agrees to Buy Trane for $9.95 Billion

Dec. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Ingersoll-Rand Co., the world's largest maker of truck-refrigeration units, agreed to buy Trane Inc. for about $9.95 billion in cash and stock to add air- conditioning systems, more than tripling climate-control sales.

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