Redline Detection unveiled a new 3,000-square-foot Redline Tech Academy Training Facility in Orange, Calif., during a press conference this week at the 2014 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo. The new training facility is part of the company’s expanded global headquarters, which is triple the size of Redline’s previous facility. The company said this expansion is a result of Redline’s steep growth in its core business, as well as its selection for two major OEM-mandatory/essential tool programs this year.
“Redline is manufacturing the only OEM-mandated high pressure diagnostic leak detector available on the market, and the demand is enormous,” said Alex Parker, executive vice president of Redline Detection. “These factors contributed to our decision to expand our facilities in 2014 to nearly triple the physical size of our headquarters and manufacturing facility.”
Additionally, the company has created a space in the Redline Tech Academy where corporate partners and professional technicians can learn about cutting-edge automotive and high-pressure diagnostics. Redline Detection will offer the state-of-the-art training facility to its OEM partners and customers in the tool and equipment industry for technical training sessions on the many applications for Redline’s new OEM-mandated technology. Redline also will offer virtual trainings through its 10-foot teleconference and video screen and in-house sessions for 40 participants at a time in the Redline Tech Academy classroom.
“Often our partners in the tool industry hold regional training meetings, and they will now have this facility at their disposal. And our customers with sizable sales force teams also will be using our facility to train their people on our innovative new OEM-mandated technology and use of our equipment,” added Parker. “It’s imperative we provide technicians with knowledge and hands-on training needed to stay competitive in the aftermarket and to help these technicians work smarter, faster, and ultimately to be their best.”
Redline Seeking Nominations for Second Rock Star Technician Award
As further evidence of Redline’s commitment to technicians and their ongoing technical training, the company announced a call for nominations for the second Redline Rock Star Performance Award, which will recognize a rising technician for their commitment to their family, their community and their industry.
The winning technician will receive cash and prizes valued at $2,500 from Redline Detection in appreciation of their hard work and leadership and also will also be featured in press and advertising to promote their business. Additionally, the nominating individual will receive a prize valued at $250. Nominations for the 2015 Redline Rock Star Performance Award will be accepted from Nov. 5 through Dec. 31 and can be submitted at AAPEX Show Booth 1661 as well as on Redline’s website. The winner will be chosen by the Redline Technical Advisory Board and announced in January.
Redline’s Technical Advisory Board is made up of some of the industry’s most influential members, all from different areas of expertise and all with a strong commitment to the future of technical education in the industry.