Rockford Systems LLC, a premier provider of machine safeguarding products and services, is celebrating the opening of its multi-purpose Training Center located within the company's new headquarters in Rockford, IL. Launched in response to growing demand for the company's popular machine safeguarding seminars, the new space will support education and training for safety professionals, plant managers and machine operators.
The new Training Center measures 2,200 square feet, more than doubling the footprint of the previous center, and providing room to accommodate everything from a 60-person classroom style event to one-on-one intensive training. A state-of-the-art multimedia projection system has been added, along with a new sound system, task lighting, and customer-dedicated spaces, all to create the ideal environment to deliver the best training experience.
The newly expanded Training Center will support Rockford Systems' existing machine safeguarding seminar curriculum, which includes hands-on demonstrations on 18 fully-safeguarded machines under power, and OSHA-10 and OSHA-30 General Industry. It also enables the company to add a new class not previously offered: NFPA 70E, the industry standard for electrical safety in the workplace. NFPA 70E helps companies and employees avoid workplace injuries and fatalities due to shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast. The first NFPA 70E class is scheduled for August 16, 2019.
"Through our new Training Center, Rockford Systems is expanding instruction opportunities and paving a path for a safer, more productive U.S. industrial workforce," said Carrie Halle, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Rockford Systems, LLC. "Rockford Systems remains at the forefront of industrial safety with innovative, proven and affordable options in both our training and more than 10,000 safeguarding products. The decision to expand training was a logical step in our business growth strategy."
Serving seminar attendees drawn from across the country, the Training Center is near Rockford and O'Hare International airports, which affords easy travel access and convenient hotel accommodations.
For more information, please visit www.rockfordsystems.com or call 1-800-922-7533.