Cleaver-Brooks and Armstrong International Form Training Alliance

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  Jul 14, 2010 — THREE RIVERS, MI -- Two global brands with nearly 200 years of combined expertise have joined together to offer customers expanded training in steam generation and system optimization and efficiency. The alliance between Cleaver-Brooks and Armstrong International brings together one of the world's leading boiler manufacturers with a global leader in intelligent system solutions for steam, air and hot water utilities.

Armstrong International, founded in 1900, is a multi-national company that helps customers improve their utility performance, lower energy consumption, and reduce environmental emissions, while striving to provide an enjoyable experience. Headquartered in the United States, Armstrong operates manufacturing, sales and educational centers throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the subcontinent of India. It first began offering educational and training programs at its Three Rivers, Michigan location in 1958 through Armstrong University.

The John C. Cleaver Company was founded in1929. Cleaver-Brooks was founded in 1931 to pursue the concept of the packaged boiler. A packaged boiler is a boiler in which all of its components are engineered and assembled by the same manufacturer. Cleaver Brooks manufactures boilers for industrial and waste heat applications such as incineration, turbine heat recovery and waste heat management.

Armstrong International introduced the first energy-efficient methodology approved by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to reduce carbon emissions while enabling companies to benefit from trading credits under guidelines of the Kyoto Protocol.

Today, Cleaver-Brooks has evolved to be a manufacturer of a wide selection of boilers, boiler room accessories and related controls for industrial and commercial use; spanning an array of markets, and applications while applying process steam and hot water for motive force, heat transfer and building comfort needs.

Both companies have become world leaders in their respective fields, and each is keenly aware of the importance of education and customer training; transferring many years of engineering and empirical knowledge into beneficial use for its valued customers. The unifying belief driving this collaboration is that knowledge can be used to increase energy efficiency, while improving reliability, safety and the environment.

Through an agreement with the Michigan Technical Education Center (M-TEC) at Kalamazoo Valley Community College (KVCC) in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Armstrong International provides global Continuing Education Units (CEU's) for educational programs covering proper steam distribution, condensate recovery, efficient water heating and humidity control. This partnership has since evolved into Armstrong University offering on-line CEU's on a global spectrum..

Cleaver-Brooks has been offering comprehensive training programs for many years, creating awareness and understanding surrounding proper boiler selection, application, financial justification, operation, maintenance and safety; thereby, impacting energy conservation, emission reduction, reliability and return on investment.

Cleaver-Brooks seminars are offered at its Milwaukee, Wisconsin training center, the "Boiler House," as well as regionally throughout the country. They also offer on site programs, tailored to customers' specific needs, and web-based programs of both a general and specific nature.

Similar to Armstrong, these courses offer CEU's through the Association of Facility Engineers (AFE).

"In the final analysis, combining a multitude of professional training experience between Armstrong International and Cleaver-Brooks, seemed only natural in satisfying the ongoing effort to better service our common customers and clients who were searching for a holistic solution - rather than a patch quilt approach; adding to the misinterpretation and confusion," explained Steve Connor, Director of Marketing Services at Cleaver-Brooks.

Connor's observations on the alliance were echoed by Armstrong International personnel. "With an eye on the customer, and his/her needs, the mission of the Armstrong/Cleaver-Brooks training alliance is to develop and present educational programs which are topical, meaningful and easily understood so that relevant solutions can be readily applied for the betterment of the recipient and their business," emphasized David Casterline, Corporate Director of Communications at Armstrong International.


Armstrong International provides intelligent system solutions that improve utility performance, lower energy consumption, and reduce environmental emissions, while providing an enjoyable experience. Founded in 1900, Armstrong International is a family-owned company headquartered in the United States, with manufacturing, sales and seminar centers located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the subcontinent of India. More information can be found at:


Cleaver-Brooks provides boilers, accessories and controls for commercial and industrial use serving an array of industries requiring steam and hot water for process and/or heating. Founded in 1931, the company has evolved into a producer of various fire tube and water tube boiler types ranging in size from 15 horsepower to over 4000 horsepower; delivering low and high pressure steam and low and high temperature water. A substantial and vital part of the Cleaver-Brooks business model, is 24-hour service, support and replacement parts for all the boilers and components that they sell. Additionally, the company has a full-time training department who deliver various steam and hot water-related programs regionally, over the web, at their training center in

Milwaukee (the Boiler House) and, specially tailored on-site programs aimed at saving energy while improving the environment, reliability and safety.
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