Plumbing and Mechanical

Milwaukee Rheem Team Achieves NATE Certification

July 23, 2003
Every principal technician of the Milwaukee Rheem Team dealer network has recently earned the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification for the installation and service of a/c equipment and systems.

According to NATE, an independent, non-profit national organization, the Milwaukee team is the only HVACR dealer group in the country in which every dealer member employs technicians who are NATE certified.

“This is a significant achievement for the Rheem Team program and underscores our commitment to providing homeowners and small businesses with the highest-quality service support,” said Gary Wehunt, marketing programs manager for Rheem’s a/c division.

Only 68 percent of those taking NATE certification tests pass, and of the approximate 400,000 HVAC technicians in the United States, only 15,000 are NATE certified.

The voluntary exams test a technicians knowledge in the fundamentals of electricity, heat transfer, safety and HVAC system components and diagnostics.