Industrial Safety / Energy Management

Cooper Industries opens industrial training center


Mar 18, 2009

Cooper Industries opened the doors of its Houston-based technology and training facility for a grand opening celebration in mid-January. The Cooper Technology Center is a 35,000-sq.-ft. facility featuring an auditorium, conference room, multiple training rooms and a full-scale mock refinery, wastewater treatment facility and electrical distribution grid, installed as they would appear in an operational setting.

The facility was designed to provide industry-specific education and provide hands-on demonstration of an array of industrial products and solutions. It’s located in Houston because the city is home to some of the world’s largest consulting engineering firms and also is the heart of the U.S. oil and petrochemical industry.

“During this time when budgets are stretched, this facility offers a unique venue for us to provide our customers with the education and training that is vital to their businesses,” said Cooper CEO Kirk Hachigian. “It also allows us to partner with distributors, EPC professionals and end-users alike to discuss the various opportunities that exist with emerging technologies and products relating to global infrastructure, energy demands and energy efficiency, and facility safety.”

For more information about the Cooper Technology Center, call (713) 280-3400 or visit