New building will house state-of-the-art training center and provide
additional research space
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL) is constructing a new building on the company's
Schuman Campus in Eagan, Minn. The 51,000 square-foot facility, to be
named Building H, will house a state-of-the-art training center for the
company's Institutional business, which provides cleaning and sanitation
products, programs and services to customers in the foodservice,
hospitality and healthcare industries. The facility also will provide
additional space for research facilities expansion.
The Institutional training center will include wet labs and classrooms
as well as a conference room and offices for training staff.
Customer-facing employees from around the country will receive training
at the center on the latest Ecolab products and service solutions.
"Our new training center will help ensure that we continue to maintain
the industry's best-trained sales and service force and provide
customers with outstanding technical support and service," said Mike
Hickey, executive vice president and president, Institutional Division.
"Construction of this facility reflects our commitment to employee
training and our commitment to research and development, both vital
components for the continued growth of our company," said Dr. Larry
Berger, executive vice president and chief technical officer. "The
additional R&D space this facility will provide will advance the
continued development of new and innovative customer solutions."
With 2011 annualized sales of $11 billion and
more than 40,000 employees, Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL) is the global leader
in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that provide and
protect clean water, safe food, abundant energy and healthy
environments. Ecolab delivers comprehensive programs and services to the
food, energy, healthcare, industrial and hospitality markets in more
than 160 countries. For more Ecolab news and information, visit www.ecolab.com.
Roman Blahoski, 651-293-4385
Source: Ecolab Inc.
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