VIEGA LLC 100 N. Broadway, 6th Floor Wichita, KS 67202 Ph: 800-976-9819 www.viega.us
VIEGA COMPANY BACKGROUNDER
HISTORY Viega started in Germany in 1899, founded by Franz-Anselm Viegener, who created an innovative new design for a brass beer tap. By 1901, the Viega German company began to manufacture home plumbing products, growing and expanding internationally as the authority in press technology during the last century. In 1999, through the purchase of an interest in a U.S. company, Viega expanded its product offering to North America. Today, the innovative products of the Viega Group of companies are produced at six international locations and distributed worldwide. Viega LLC, a privately held subsidiary headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, is the expert in the manufacture and distribution of plumbing, heating and pipe-joining systems for customers in residential, commercial and industrial markets throughout North America. MILESTONES FOR THE VIEGA GROUP OF COMPANIES 1899 Founded in Attendorn, Germany, with its first product, brass beer taps 1901 Produces home plumbing products 1935 Adds more products to increase opportunities for plumbers 1950 Expands to other countries in Europe 1960 Establishes the Viega brand 1970 Invests in the development of complete system concept 1989 Revolutionizes plumbing with innovative press technology 1999 Begins operations in the United States through ownership in Stadler Corp. 2005 Premieres the patented Smart Connect feature to the world 2006 Viega NA establishes new Educational Facility in Nashua, N.H. 2006 Viega LLC formed to consolidate all Viega North American operations 2007 Opens new 135,000-square-foot distribution center in Reno, Nev. 2008 Introduces Viega ProPress stainless pipe joining system in North America 2008 Wins ASPE Industry Award for advancement of plumbing technology 2009 Opens new 439,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution center in McPherson, Kan. 2010 Opens new 225,000-square-foot distribution center in Atlanta, Ga. 2011 Opens new 165,000-square-foot distribution center in Harrisburg, Pa. 2012 Introduces the first press fitting system for black iron pipe gas applications, Viega MegaPress 2012 Introduces the first PEX fitting with the Smart Connect feature, Viega PEX Press polymer 2013 Offers the same press fitting technology in multiple pipe-joining materials for fire protection systems 2013 Debuts Viega MegaPress and Viega PEX Press polymer fittings in Canada PRODUCTS Viega system solutions are designed to work together in plumbing, heating, cooling and pipe joining applications, making the contractors work fast, easy and safe. Around 3,000 products are available through Viega LLC in North America, including: Viega ProPress copper systems Viega ProPressG copper systems for gas Viega ProPress stainless systems
Viega ProPress marine systems Viega ProRadiant heating and cooling systems Viega PureFlow plumbing systems Viega MegaPress carbon steel systems Viega MegaPressG carbon steel systems for gas Viega PEX Press system VIEGA NORTH AMERICAN LOCATIONS With its North American headquarters located conveniently in the heartland of America in Wichita, Kan., Viega LLC has several key locations throughout the U.S. North American Headquarters - Wichita, Kan. Central Manufacturing and Distribution Center - McPherson, Kan. West Distribution Center - Reno, Nev. South East Distribution Center - McDonough, Ga. North East Distribution Center - Carlisle, Pa. Industry Educational Facility - Nashua, N.H. Technical Services Center - Nashua, N.H. Software and Technical Support - Nashua, N.H. TRAINING AND SERVICE Viega delivers not only high-quality products and service-oriented support staff but also the best education in the industry. Viega NA opened its North American Educational Facility in Nashua, N.H. in 2006, offering a comprehensive range of training courses from one-day to week-long programs. Dedicated to providing the best possible training opportunities, the Viega Educational Facility is one of the first manufacturers to offer continuing education credits. More than 4,000 industry professionals attended the Viega Educational Facility in 2014 alone. Also located on the campus of the Viega Educational Facility, the Technical Services Center houses the engineering staff for radiant design, fire sprinkler design and product and application support. Viegas Quality Assurance and Research and Development departments review and test each Viega product and Viega-designed system to ensure that each one meets or exceeds its customers expectations, as well as Viegas internal standards of quality, which means they exceed the strictest codes and standards in North America. PEOPLE As the number of Viega products continues to grow, Viega continues to expand its extensively trained, highly specialized workforce. Viega LLC currently employs nearly 500 professionals in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Remaining truly committed to the vision and values of its founder, and operating on strict principles of professional integrity and conduct, the Viega Team offers personalized customer support for wholesalers, contractors, engineers and architects. From basic product information to installation and support after the sale, customer satisfaction is the focus of everything Viega does. DISTRIBUTION Viega products are sold to end users through professional and industrial distributors. To supply its distribution network, Viega LLC opened a distribution center in Reno, Nev. in 2007, and a manufacturing and distribution facility in McPherson, Kan. in 2009. To even better serve the distributor network, Viega LLC opened more distribution facilities, one in Atlanta, Ga. in 2010 and another in Harrisburg, Pa. in 2011. Multiple distribution centers, encompassing more than one million square feet of dedicated manufacturing and distribution space, allow Viega to deliver its products faster than its competition.
VIEGA LLC 100 N. Broadway, 6th Floor Wichita, KS 67202 Ph: 800-976-9819 www.viega.us
PHILOSOPHY At Viega, innovation is the essence of who we are. We evaluate our performance by the satisfaction of our customers, identifying their needs and developing innovative solutions to meet them. Our mission is to enhance lives by providing quality, safe and innovative piping systems. Viegas vision is to be the first choice for innovative piping systems in the Americas. Consistent with our global strategy, our engaged employees offer superior services and products to our customers and practice responsible fiscal management.
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2016Q1 TRAINING SCHEDULE
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Viega offers dedicated classes for groups of 10 or more. Contact the Training Department for availability. Schedule is subject to change. To find the most up-to-date class information, check online at www.viega.us.
January 2016January 18 Carbon Steel Press Technology
January 19-20 LoopCAD
January 21 NFPA 13D Fire Sprinkler
January 27-29 Hydronics 101& Radiant Systems
February 2016 February 16 Copper Press Technology
February 29-March 4 Radiant Week
March 2016March 1-2 Radiant Piping & Controls
March 3-4 Radiant Design & Software
March 8-9 Commercial Radiant Heating & Cooling
March 10-11 Radiant & Hydronics Troubleshooting
March 17 Stainless Steel Press Technology
March 21-22 Snow & Ice Melting
March 29 2:30-5:30 p.m.
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Wide Variety of Training Programs Attending Viega training programs is the best way to get up to speed on the latest technologies in the plumbing and heating industry. Register online now at www.viega.us/training.
Carbon Steel Press Technology (1-Day)This course will cover the use of carbon steel press systems for residential, commercial and industrial piping applications. Applications including gas and hydronics will be covered along with many others. Attendees will gain a greater understanding of the advantages of press pipe joining technology over traditional methods through practical examples and hands-on demonstration.
Commercial Radiant Heating & Cooling (2-Day) This course will cover system design considerations for commercial radiant heating & cooling systems. Commercial installation applications, piping and controls as well as efficiency comparisons vs. traditional heating and cooling methods will be addressed.
Copper Press Technology (1-Day) This course will cover the use of copper press systems for plumbing, heating and hydronic piping systems. Topics will include technical information on press technology and fittings, as well as applications and installation practices. Attendees will leave with a greater understanding of the advantages of copper press fittings vs. traditional joining methods and how they can use press pipe joining technology to increase efficiency and profits.
Press Technology for Gas Fitters* (3-hrs) This course will provide all licensed gas fitters continuing education hours towards their related requirement for license renewals. Approved by the State of NH Mechanical Board, this course will provide a total of 3 hours of related credits towards your continued education. This course will cover the different press-connect fittings approved for gas distribution systems; along with sizing, installation practices and how to commission a system. Upon completion participants will have a complete understanding of how to properly install press-connect fittings and receive a credential card, which is required by some jurisdictions in order to install these gas systems.
Geothermal & Solar (2-Day)This course will cover design and installation options for Geothermal and Solar Systems. Also addressing how to design a hydronic system around the parameters of these efficient heat sources in addition to piping and control integration of supplemental heat sources.
Hydronics 101 & Radiant Systems (3-Day)This course will provide you with a basic understanding of how hydronic system components work as well as the different options that are available to you. This course will also allow you to expand your knowledge of radiant installation options. You will leave with an understanding of the features and benefits of radiant systems and the ability to estimate materials for a variety of applications.
LoopCAD (2-Day)This course will provide first hand experience using LoopCAD software for radiant design & layouts.
Manual J (2-Day) This course will cover the calculation of Residential Heating & Cooling loads using ACCAs manual J.
NFPA 13D Fire Sprinkler (1-Day)This course will cover Design & Installation options for NFPA 13D Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems.
Radiant Design, Piping & Controls (3-Day)Day one is dedicated to design theory and practices where you will achieve a greater understanding of how to maximize your radiant design. Days two and three focus on different piping arrangements and control strategies which can be considered when installing a radiant system. Applications such as hybrid systems, multiple temperature piping arrangements, as well as system component placement will be covered.
Radiant Design & Software (2-Day) Day one is dedicated to design theory and practices where you will achieve a greater understanding of how to maximize your radiant design. The second day takes place in our state of the art, amphitheater style computer lab allowing you to get first hand experience utilizing the most up to date Viega software release.
Radiant & Hydronics Troubleshooting (2-Day)This course will be hands-on focused to provide designers, installers, service technicians and any other technical support personnel the information necessary to properly diagnose problems within a radiant or hydronic system.
Radiant Piping & Controls (2-Day)This course focuses on different piping arrangements and control strategies which can be considered when installing a radiant system. Applications such as hybrid systems, multiple temperature piping arrangements, as well as system component placement will be covered
Radiant Systems (2-Day)This course will allow you to expand your knowledge of radiant installation options. You will leave with an understanding of the features & benefits of radiant systems and the ability to estimate materials for a variety of applications.
Radiant Week (5-Day) This course is comprised of two multi-day courses culminating into a week long radiant experience. It combines Radiant Systems, Radiant Design and Software along with Radiant Piping and Controls.
Snow & Ice Melting (2-Day)This class will take an in depth look at the design and installation of hydronic snow and ice melting systems. Coursework will include the design, installation practices, estimating operating cost, piping and control options.
Stainless Steel Press Technology (1-Day) This course will cover the use of stainless steel press systems for commercial and industrial plumbing, heating and piping applications. Properties and chemical compatibility of both 304 and 316 stainless steel will be covered. Attendees will leave with a greater understanding of the advantages of press pipe joining technology, as well as the ability of these systems to increase installation efficiency and decrease downtime.
Viega Educational Facility1800 Southwood Drive
Nashua, NH 03063877-843-4262 viega.us/training
Package Prices Each package includes meals
One Day $550
Two Day $600
Three Day $700
Week Long $775
Includes training, hotel, airfare and tool
One Day $450
Two Day $500
Three Day $600
Week Long $675
Includes training, hotel and airfare
One Day $325
Two Day $375
Three Day $475
Week Long $550
Includes training, hotel and tool
One Day $225
Two Day $275
Three Day $375
Week Long $450
Includes training and hotel
One Day $175
Two Day $225
Three Day $325
Week Long $400
Includes training and tool
One Day $75
Two Day $125
Three Day $225
Week Long $300
*Press Technology for Gas Fitters
Pre - Register $25
At the door $30
Price includes training only
VIEGA The global leader in plumbing, heating and pipe joining systems 301 N. Main, 9th Floor Wichita, KS 67202 Ph: 877-843-4262 Fax: 316-425-7618 www.viega.com
Jeff Courtney Director of Product Management, Plastics - Viega
Jeff Courtney is the director of product management, plastics. In his position, Courtney is responsible for managing and developing polymer system solutions for Viega North America. He initiates product line strategies, defines and manages product innovations and enhancements, establishes business plans and balances the product line budget. He has overall responsibility for Viegas polymer system solutions for North America. Courtney joined Viega in 2007 as a project manager and was promoted to product manager in 2009. In 2011, he was promoted to his current position. Bringing 15 years of industry experience, Courtney was a project manager and a design engineer for several MEP consulting firms. Courtney is involved in several industry organizations including ASHRAE, American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) and is active with the Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association (PPFA). Courtney received a bachelors degree of science in mechanical engineering from Kansas State University. He holds the title of Professional Engineer (PE) for the state of Kansas. He resides in McPherson, Kan.
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