CLAAS breaks ground on training facility

Academy will expand the curriculum and certification programs offered to dealers

From left to right: Hans Lampert, CFO – CLAAS Group; Deb Franklin, Vice President – Human Resources, North America; Tim Conrad, President and General Manager – Finance, North America; Leif Magnusson, President – Americas; Adam Haworth, Director – Service, North America; Eric Raby, President and General Manager – Sales, North America

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CLAAS of America held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday, July 10, for its all-new CLAAS Academy. Located at the CLAAS of America headquarters in Omaha, the state-of-the-art facility will enhance the training experience for dealer technicians and bring additional training and certification programs to their product specialists, sales and parts staff.

The 20,000-square-foot training academy will offer CLAAS dealers a premium training experience in a highly professional learning environment that features innovative technology. Dealers can be confident that when their staff attends CLAAS Academy, their teams will be better prepared to serve their customers who operate CLAAS machinery.

The company also plans to incorporate outreach programs, such as apprenticeships, into CLAAS Academy in an effort to cultivate knowledge and engage the local community and technical schools through certification programs. For example, earlier this year, CLAAS of America announced its partnership in Nebraska’s first German-American Apprenticeship Program. With the new facility, CLAAS is better equipped to continue to foster these programs.