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Montgomery, Ala. — The Rheem Water Heating Division in Montgomery, Ala., celebrated the graduation of its 5,000th Generation IIITankless Training Program professional: Ed Phillips, master plumber and owner of Ed Phillips Plumbing in College Station, Texas.   With the release of Rheem’s Generation III tankless gas products in 2010, the company updated its training programto Read more

Montgomery, Ala. — The Rheem Water Heating Division in Montgomery, Ala., celebrated the graduation of its 5,000th Generation IIITankless Training Program professional: Ed Phillips, master plumber and owner of Ed Phillips Plumbing in College Station, Texas.

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Ed Phillips (front row, third from left), along with the rest of his graduating class, celebrates the milestone of being the 5,000th graduate of Rheem’s Tankless Training Program.

 

With the release of Rheem’s Generation III tankless gas products in 2010, the company updated its training programto provide both apprenticecontractors and the most seasoned professionals with the applicable knowledge needed to install, diagnose, and service Rheem tankless gasunits. The program offers hands-on training modules including: Installation, Application, Diagnostics and Service.

“The tankless training program is proud to be an incredibly hands-on program where everyone attending the program gets a unit to practice on,” said Mike Siuda, director of tankless sales and marketing. “The program and its graduates—more than 1,250 a year on average—are exceptional.”

Rheem acquires CEM S.A.

Atlanta — Rheem acquired CEM S.A., a public Chilean company that manufactures and distributes tankless, solar and tank water heating products. CEM S.A. sells its products under the Splendid brand name throughout South America. Splendid is the most established water heating brand in Chile, and it is also the country’s market leader for water heating Read more

Atlanta — Rheem acquired CEM S.A., a public Chilean company that manufactures and distributes tankless, solar and tank water heating products. CEM S.A. sells its products under the Splendid brand name throughout South America. Splendid is the most established water heating brand in Chile, and it is also the country’s market leader for water heating products.

The addition of Splendid provides Rheem with several competitive solutions to meet consumer demands in South America. Splendid’s primary market is Chile, but its products
are also sold in Columbia, Peru and Brazil, as well as certain export markets such as Mexico
and Spain. Splendid products are sold at stores including Sodimac, Easy S.A., MTS,
Construmart and more, as well as through distribution.

“Splendid’s outstanding reputation throughout South America, and particularly in Chile,
makes it an exciting addition to the Rheem family of brands,” said JR Jones, president and
CEO, Rheem. “We have immediate plans to grow the brand within the region and beyond.
Most international markets employ tankless water heating systems, so there is strong export potential for CEM’s line of mechanical tankless water heating products.”

Rheem is the largest manufacturer of water heating products in North America, and it is the only manufacturer in the world that produces heating, cooling, water heating, pool/spa heating and commercial refrigeration products. Rheem has an international presence in 14 countries, and the company distributes its products to 75 countries. With Rheem’s reach, the company will expand the distribution of Splendid’s products to other regions of the world that have similar water heating needs.

CEM S.A. will report into Rheem’s Water Heating Division, which is based in Montgomery,
Ala. Its portfolio includes tank, tankless, solar and hybrid electric water heating systems for both residential and commercial applications. Rheem will leverage CEM’s operation in
Santiago, Chile, to expand its presence in South America.