Over the summer, NAHAD Academy launched its new course on ducting. The course covers the proper selection of materials for suitability and outlines best practices in fabrication and testing. It examines in detail the uses for ducting, duct construction and application, fabrication considerations, testing procedures, and installation and handling.
Houston-based Masterduct was the first company to have employees certified under the new ducting course. The manufacturer of technical and industrial houses has been a NAHAD member since 2018. Masterduct’s product range includes of hose products for numerous industrial applications, particularly those in high-heat, abrasive materials conveyance, dust collection, anti-static, vehicular exhaust source-capture, and chemical fumes environments. The certification helps position Masterduct as a subject matter expert to its customers.
“The ducting certification gives us more credibility when speaking to our customers, many of whom are NAHAD members,” said Masterduct Director of Sales Ross Blanford. “Anything we can do to add to our knowledgebase in return adds value to our distributor and end-user relationships. It’s a worthwhile investment of our time.”
In addition to the ducting course, Blanford has found NAHAD Academy’s additional education offerings extremely advantageous, especially its wide array of courses on general business operations ranging from sales and marketing to workplace safety.
“NAHAD Academy is a comprehensive training database,” he said. “It’s absolutely easy to use and the interface and course catalog are easy to navigate.”
NAHAD Academy is designed to ensure all member companies, regardless of size or budget, have access to affordable, quality, and relevant industry education content. In addition to the new ducting course, the academy recently rolled out a new five-module series on the Elements of Hose Distribution. The series is designed for onboarding employees new to the industry and distribution-oriented environments.