Ardex Academy Sets Training Dates

Aliquippa, PA, July 9, 2014 -- Ardex Academy offers free classroom and hands-on product installation training at eight locations throughout North America. Participants learn substrate preparation and the newest installation techniques.

Class size is limited to provide maximum participant experience so class availability will change. The most current schedule is posted at www.ardexamericas.com.

Sessions for Spanish-speaking attendees are currently offered at the Mansfield, Texas location.

The following classes scheduled through mid-October are currently open for registration:

ARDEX Polished Concrete Systems
July 24        Delta, BC
Aug 19        Aliquippa, PA

Designer Floors
July 23        Delta, BC
Aug 21        Stockton, CA
Oct 16        Anaheim, CA

Engineered Concrete Repair Systems
Aug 5 & 6    Stockton, CA
Oct 8 & 9    Mississauga, ON
Nov 4 & 5    Mansfield, TX

Moisture Control
July 8        Mansfield, TX
July 10        Mississauga, ON
July 22        Delta, BC
July 24        Mississauga, ON
July 29        Mansfield, TX
July 30        Aliquippa, PA
July 30        Portland, OR
Aug 13        Anaheim, CA
Aug 20        Stockton, CA
Sept 17        Aliquippa, PA
Sept 17        Delta, BC
Sept 25        Mississauga, ON
Sept 29        Mansfield, TX
Oct 8        Aliquippa, PA
Oct 15        Anaheim, CA
Oct 16        Mississauga, ON

SystemOne
July 8 & 9    Mississauga, ON
July 9 & 10     Mansfield, TX
July 28 & 29    Aliquippa, PA
Sept 18        Delta, BC
Oct 6 & 7    Aliquippa, PA
Oct 14 & 15    Mississauga, ON

Tile & Stone Installation Systems
July 29        Portland, OR
Aug 12        Anaheim, CA
Aug 12        Mississauga, ON
Aug 14         Aliquippa, PA
Aug 19        Stockton, CA
Sept 16        Delta, BC
Oct 7        Mississauga, ON
Oct 14        Anaheim, CA
Oct 14        Mansfield, TX
Oct 16        Aliquippa, PA

Underlayments & Toppings
July 22 & 23    Mississauga, ON
July 30 & 31    Mansfield, TX
July 31        Portland, OR
Aug 14        Anaheim, CA
Sept 15 & 16    Aliquippa, PA
Sept 23 & 24    Mississauga, ON
Sept 30 & Oct 1    Mansfield, TX



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