Manitou Opens Training Facility

April 13, 2012

Manitou Americas has opened a dedicated training facility for its XPRT training department at their Madison, S.D. location. The facility, consisting of 8,100 square feet of indoor training space and a 62,000 square feet outdoor demo area, hosts sales and service training courses for the Gehl, Manitou and Mustang dealer networks. 

The indoor facility includes an area for welding instruction, an exhaust recovery system, and classroom space with state-of-the-art presentation technology. The exhaust recovery system allows engine operation for hydraulic and electrical testing. The outdoor demo area includes a 269 square feet climate-controlled viewing trailer that allows attendees to view product demonstrations in all weather conditions. 

This facility provides Manitou Americas with the capability to deliver flexible training sessions, resulting in increased product and service knowledge within the network of independent dealerships. This ensures that Gehl, Manitou and Mustang equipment owners receive a high level of service at the dealership level throughout the entire machine life cycle.

“The creation of this dedicated facility is an investment in the future development of the Gehl, Manitou and Mustang dealer networks throughout the Americas. It allows us to develop an expanded training curriculum, accessible to a larger number of dealers. And this allows us, as the manufacturer, to ensure that the equipment owner receives outstanding sales and service support from their local dealer,” said Craig Hammann, director of customer support for Manitou.

Source: Manitou Americas