PROSOCO and CONPROCO have reaffirmed their commitment to product training and support for restoration professionals by co-founding the Restoration Training Collaborative (RTC).
The RTC will develop and host a continuous series of joint training programs for the restoration industry at nationwide locations. The founding members of the RTC each bring a unique specialization required in the repair and maintenance of masonry substrates. PROSOCO makes cleaners and protective treatments for masonry, and CONPROCO provides mortars and repointing solutions for masonry.
“We believe the way to make the restoration industry better is through quality training programs,” said Larry Burkhardt, technical resource manager for CONPROCO. “We’re excited to have a partner in PROSOCO that shares our common goal of continuously elevating the craftmanship and quality of work in the masonry restoration industry.”
“At PROSOCO, we’ve always been proud of the training curriculum and product support that we offer to users of our masonry cleaners, restoration cleaners and consolidation solutions,” said Al Morris, national sales manager for PROSOCO. “Joining the RTC allows us to go one step further in serving our customers, because it provides a one-stop shop for training on our products and the premium restoration mortars and repair compounds offered from CONPROCO. We are proud to participate in this program to offer attendees a comprehensive education on masonry restoration.”
RTC training sessions will go beyond the traditional lunch-and-learn, Morris added. Classes will be open to multiple disciplines within the restoration industry, and will include classroom learning as well as hands-on exercises.
“CONPROCO’s state-of-the-art training facility in Maryland is the perfect location to host the inaugural RTC training sessions,” said Sarah Holder, PROSOCO’s preservation specialist. “Each attendee will have their own demo station where they will get hands-on experience on a variety of techniques in masonry restoration.”
The first two RTC training sessions will take place this year on Oct. 26 and Nov. 30 at CONPROCO’s Mid-Atlantic Resource Center (pictured) in Rosedale, Md.