On January 16, Cooper Industries, Houston, opened the doors of its Cooper Technology Center. The 35,000-square-foot facility features an auditorium, conference room, multiple training room,s and a full-scale mock refinery, waste water treatment facility, and electrical distribution grid.

“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,” says 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.”