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Rheem Graduates its 5,000th Tankless Training Participant.

Ed Phillips (front row, third from left), along with the rest of his graduating class, celebrates the milestone of being the 5,000th graduate of Rheem's Tankless Training Program

The Rheem Water Heating Division in Montgomery, Ala., celebrated the graduation of its 5,000th Generation III Tankless Training Program professional: Ed Phillips, master plumber and owner of Ed Phillips Plumbing in College Station, Texas.

With the release of Rheem’s Generation III tankless gas products in 2010, the company updated its training program to provide both apprentice contractors and the most seasoned professionals with the applicable knowledge needed to install, diagnose, and service Rheem tankless gas units. The program offers hands-on training modules including: Installation, Application, Diagnostics and Service.

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“The tankless training program is proud to be an incredibly hands-on program where everyone attending the program gets a unit to practice on,” said Mike Siuda, director of tankless sales and marketing. “The program and its graduates—more than 1,250 a year on average—are exceptional.”

About Rheem (

Rheem is privately held with headquarters in Atlanta and U.S. operations in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Indiana, North Carolina and Texas. In its 89th year of operation, the company is a global manufacturer of residential and commercial heating and cooling systems; tank, tankless, solar and hybrid heat pump water heaters; controls, swimming pool and spa heaters; commercial boilers and commercial refrigeration equipment. The company’s premium brands include Rheem, Raypak, Ruud, Richmond and Splendid, as well as commercial refrigeration brands Russell, Witt, ColdZone and Kramer, which are part of the company’s Heat Transfer Products Group (HTPG) division. Rheem products have been recognized with countless industry and consumer awards for reliability, innovative design and high quality.




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