Taco Expands FloPro Factory Training for 2012

March 1, 2012
Taco’s FloPro Factory Training offers a broad range of professional development opportunities for plumbing and heating contractors in 2012.

CRANSTON, R.I. -- Taco’s FloPro Factory Training offers a broad range of professional development opportunities for plumbing and heating contractors in 2012. Participants learn to grow their hydronic expertise and boost profitability. All hands-on classes offer useful information and experience. Their popular webinar series will be held once a month, free of charge.   

The company will focus its efforts on its most popular, John Barba-driven course:  the ‘Compleat’ Boiler Room. These 2-day factory classes are NATE-Recognized and NORA Approved.

Compleat Boiler Room training shows installers how to install outstanding boiler rooms and covers proper sizing and application of circulators and zone valves, and zoning strategies. "We'll discuss sizing and near-boiler piping for both cast iron and modulating-condensing boilers," says Barba.

It's an advanced training program covering the latest in controls and products, with extended hands-on opportunities. This two-day program is designed for and will benefit any experienced hydronics installer or designer.Class information and online registration is available at www.floproteam.com

Course Schedule

“Field Factory” Training

April 12-13                                    BJ Terroni -Bensalem, PA - Compleat Boiler Room

May 10-11                                    Wales-Darby – Warren, NJ – Hydronic Control Strategies

June 28-29            Wales-Darby – Islandia, NY - Hydronic Control Strategies

July 23-27                                    JTG Muir – Berkley, CA - Compleat Boiler Room

Aug 2-3                                    McCoy Sales – Denver, CO- Compleat Boiler Room           

Factory Training at Taco

July 19-20            CBR - Cranston, RI

Aug 23-24            CBR - Cranston, RI

Sept 27-28            CBR  - Cranston, RI

Oct 11-12            CBR - Cranston, RI

Registration and tuition -

Tuition only, hotel accommodations not included:             $119.00

Tuition plus one night's hotel accommodation:             $209.00

Tuition plus two nights' hotel accommodation:            $289.00

Tuition plus three nights' hotel accommodation:             $379.00

In NY/NJ:  tuition only (hotel not included):              $119

Tuition w/one night hotel:                                    $309

Tuition w/two nights hotel:                                    $389

Tuition w/three nights hotel:                                     $479.


In addition to its classroom offerings, Taco also offers free FloPro Webinars.  These programs are held twice monthly, typically in the late afternoon, Eastern Time.  The one-hour sessions cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • The fine art of combustion analysis
  • Domestic hot water recirculation
  • Evolution of radiant mixing
  • Five easy ways to make any hydronic system more efficient
  • CV pressure drop and you. 

March 19 or 20 (1 hr.):  Wiring & Troubleshooting Relays and Contactors with Carol Fey

April 18 or 19 (1 hr.):  Pump Curves, Systems Curves and You

May14 or May 29 (1 hr.):  The Fine Art of Combustion Analysis with Bruce Marshall of

Emerson Swan

June 18 or 19 - TBD

July 16 or 17 - TBD

Also available online is Taco’s FloPro University.  This innovative e-learning program features detailed, interactive training programs broken down into small, easily digestible chunks.  Contractors can view these programs on their computer at their convenience as many times as they like. 

There’s a quiz after each section and a final exam at the end of each program.  After passing the final exam each participant will receive a certificate of completion as well as a class pin. FloPro University brings advanced learning right to the computer screen, making learning easy and convenient.

Taco’s Training Programs are available only to members of Taco’s FloPro Team, their free contractor training and development program.  If you aren’t already a member of the FloPro Team, learn more about the program and register at www.floproteam.com.  Contact Rae Aldrich at Taco (401/942-8000) with special requests.

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