Finn Unveils Online Dealer Training
Fairfield, OH (April 8, 2013): FINN Corporation, a world leader in the manufacture of landscape and erosion control equipment and materials, launches a sales training program unique to manufacturers of its size. The web-based program consists of twenty training modules or courses, specifically designed to educate the FINN distribution networks’ equipment and materials sales personnel. Each online module consists of a slide presentation and accompanying test which requires an 80 percent score or better to successfully complete. More than 200 dealer personnel are currently registered for the program, provided at no charge by FINN. Upon successful completion of the program, each student becomes “FINN Certified” and receives a plaque and gift.
In addition to training modules covering all major FINN product lines - HydroSeeders, Bark Blowers, Straw Blowers, and MTS (Material Transfer System) – this comprehensive program also includes courses dedicated to FINN’s landfill applications with the LF-120 HydroSeeder, plus FINN hydroseeding Consumables and FINN TRU-Mulch hydromulch products. Future expansion of this online training program into the parts and service areas is likely.
“We have devoted a great deal of time and energy to provide our dealer network with the best support and training that we can,” said Rob Jelinek, FINN Corporation’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “We have a great network that has grown significantly over the past couple of years, and this web-based training program seems to be a way to efficiently keep sales personnel educated and updated on our products – plus it’s an easy-to-use online reference tool.” All modules can be viewed as often as liked regardless of completion status, making it an ongoing sales aid. Jelinek adds, “We are excited we have found a platform and partner like Classroom Manager. This application allowed us to develop a top notch training program quickly and efficiently.”
Widely used throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and the Asia Pacific, Classroom Manager.NET is a training tool for professional training groups within corporations. The application incorporates curriculum management, obtaining supervisor approval, course reminders, instructor communication, student sign-in, course evaluation, printed certificates and reminders of repeating requirements. Peter Blackstad of Classroom Manager’s Blackstad Enterprises is eager to see where FINN takes its training program. “FINN embraced our platform and has actually helped us to improve it. We are excited about our new and continuing relationship with them.”
In addition to the training program to assist its dealer network, FINN also recently produced a marketing resource package to assist dealers in promoting FINN products; generates a quarterly dealer newsletter; and hosts an annual Dealer Sales Conference to further educate, train, and foster strong business connections.
About Finn Corp.
FINN Corporation is a Cincinnati-area based company that was started in 1935 by Charles Finn. When he invented the first HydroSeeder in 1953, Finn set the company on a course of innovation that continues to help landscapers and contractors get more productivity while cutting labor and material costs. Today, Finn continues building on this foundation and strives to make every Finn machine a smarter way to work.