Eemax cut the ribbon on a new, 7,000-square-foot Innovation Learning Center in the company’s headquarters in Waterbury, Conn. The facility will be a hub for training, creativity and water-heating education, and will be a collaborative space for engineers, manufacturers reps, wholesalers and contractors, the company explained.

This is the second of five Innovation Learning Centers to open in the U.S. and Canada. The facility has collaborative workspaces, flexible meeting rooms, a product demonstration room for training and troubleshooting products, and a spacious product showcase area.

“This center is not just about showing PowerPoint slides,” said Kevin Ruppelt, vice president and general manager with Raypak and Eemax. “It is about having a robust, hands-on training experience where our customers can see touch, troubleshoot and repair units. It’s about more than just products. It’s about the whole integrated event of learning, networking and team building.”