H -P PRODUCTS NAMED AS THE CEDIA CEU PROVIDER FOR CENTRAL VACUUM SYSTEM INSTALLATION

This serves as a milestone for the central vacuum industry as H-P Products is the first manufacturer in this field to become certified with their "Proper Installation of Central Vacuum Systems" course.

CEDIA EXPO 2005 - Sept. 7 -11 - Booth #420 - H -P Products, Inc. has been named the first official CEDIA CEU (continuing education unit) Provider for central vac installation. This serves as a milestone for the central vacuum industry as H -P Products is the first manufacturer in this field to become certified with their "Proper Installation of Central Vacuum Systems" course.


Supplementary to the CEU course, H -P Products, the premier manufacturer of Dirt Devil and VACUFLO central vacuum systems, will provide their installers with all of the training and support necessary to become a professional and qualified central vac installer. Now, as the first and only central vac manufacturer to be a part of CEU, H -P Products is able to increase awareness about the ease -of -installation and the benefits of being able to install a system to CEDIA integrators.

To complete the course and gain the .50 CEU credits, installers must finish Installer Level 1 and 2, achieving 80% as a passing score on two exams. With a total of 10 hours of training spread over the two levels, Chris Slackford, H -P Products field trainer, walks installers through a detailed and user -friendly program - teaching students how to properly install a system while maximizing time and profit potential.

During the Installer Level 1 course (approximately two hours), Slackford leads installers through a classroom seminar, detailing central vacuum systems and installation practices. With hands -on exercises and demonstrations, the course explains exactly how a central vacuum system is installed in a home (new construction or retrofit) and why it is beneficial to the end -user. Following the seminar, the students are asked to complete a short exam; upon completion with a grade of 80% or higher, installers are given a certificate and granted access to Installer Level 2 - the hands -on installation of a central vacuum system.

For Level 2, Slackford arranges to have the student work with him on an actual central vac installation in a home. Though a typical installation takes 4 -6 hours, depending on the size of the home, Slackford's comprehensive training takes the installers through about an eight -hour process, clarifying each step as they go. Following the installation, the student is asked to complete a final exam to test their knowledge and gain the credit needed to become CEDIA Certified for central vac installation.

Along with offering technical support, personal assistance and education programs, H -P Products also has detailed manuals available on their websites from which installers can gain additional information. From planning the layout of the system to tools -of -the -trade, the manuals are extensive with all necessary information and guidance for installers. By offering such a comprehensive program, H -P Products helps installers build customer satisfaction with both the product and their first rate service.

Chris Slackford is dedicated to traveling all over the country to help dealers and installers maximize their installation efficiency and profit margins. Some of the benefits that H -P Products installers gain from Slackford's training include: increased overall satisfaction of the product; minimal service calls to the dealer; and a higher volume of recommendations for both the dealer/installer and the product.

For more information on H -P Products, Inc., please visit www.centralvacheadquarters.com.

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