Sierra College CACT and SME Sacramento Valley offer tour of Unison Comfort Technologies on April 27

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On April 27, tour Unison Comfort Technologies, located in McClellan Park, to see how this company develops and manufactures customer-centric commercial HVAC systems at this after-work event co-sponsored by SME Sacramento Valley and Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies.

SME fosters manufacturing innovation and professional development; company tours are a great way to get new ideas.

To share innovative manufacturing methods, SME Sacramento Valley with Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies, is offering a tour of Unison Comfort Technologies in McClennan Park on April 27 at 6 PM. Register at:

Specializing in non-residential heating, ventilation and air conditioning products (HVAC), Unison Comfort Technologies has been successful in rapidly designing new products to meet the needs of end-users, improve air quality, maximize efficiency and reduce operating costs. With revenues exceeding $90 million, the company grew during the recession.

In addition to operations in Minnesota and Tennessee, the Sacramento facility produces Innovent and Valent product lines for the Western United States. Innovent Air Handling Equipment® is a custom manufacturer of commercial/industrial energy recovery HVAC equipment. Valent Air Management Systems® is a manufacturer of high-outdoor air packaged rooftop units designed to address the needs of building owners, specifying engineers and installing contractors.

SME members are interested in seeing state-of-the-art manufacturing methods for which Unison Comfort Technologies is known, explained SME Sacramento Valley president-elect, Jeff Briggs. “It will be fascinating to hear how this dynamic company stays agile and continuously develops new products,” said Briggs. “SME fosters manufacturing innovation and professional development. Tours are a great way to get new ideas on how to improve systems, product development, production capacity and responsiveness to customers.”

About SME
SME connects all those who are passionate about making things that improve our world. As a nonprofit organization, SME serves practitioners, companies, educators, government and communities and is dedicated to advancing manufacturing by addressing both knowledge and skill needs for industry. The Sacramento Valley Chapter of SME offers tours, professional development and other resources to support members in achieving manufacturing excellence. To find out more, go to the SME Sacramento Valley website.

About Sierra College CACT
Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) is focused on Advanced Manufacturing and is funded through the Workforce and Economic Development program of the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. Since 1992, the Sierra College CACT has provided customized training for employers in lean, process improvement, zero waste, supervision, workplace software, communication and many other topics for organizations, manufacturers and technology companies throughout Northern California. For more information, contact Carol Pepper-Kittredge at training(at)sierracollege(dot)edu or 916-660-7801.

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