Hastings University Heads North!

Posted: March 6, 2014

It’s an annual tradition and a sign that springtime is just around the corner…as Hastings trainers take the show on the road for our 11th Annual Portland Training Week! With temperatures hovering around zero, it hasn’t felt much like spring, but that hasn’t stopped retailers from Maine and New Hampshire from converging upon the Fireside Inn & Suites in Portland to learn about what’s new for Marvin and Integrity this year in sessions that take place throughout the week.

Hastings' John Crane leads a retailer education session in Portland, Maine.

Hastings’ John Crane leads a retailer education session in Portland, Maine.

The retailer training focused not only on product but also quoting and the use of specialized software tools.  Hastings Education Manager John Crane said Portland Training Week is something he looks forward to all year round.

“Our customers appreciate not having to travel a long way, and we are always happy to share the latest developments from Marvin and Integrity with them,” he said.  “Getting that ‘face time’ is always so important, and our goal is that our customers leave the training sessions as excited as we are about what’s to come with the Marvin Family of Products this year!”

John Crane and Product Specialist Mike Klahr facilitated the sessions and were joined by Hastings’ sales reps Nate Marsh, Matt Stetson and John Morey.  Over 100 participants  from eight Hastings retailers are slated to attend training sessions this week!