2020 for Schluter Systems: Growing, Educating, and Hiring
A lot has been happening here at Schluter, and we’re excited to share the news with you. Read on to learn about our expansion plans, the workshops we provide, and the career opportunities at Schluter®-Systems (including a fun quiz to help you decide if a career with Schluter is right for you)!
Guess What? We’re Growing!
We have exciting news: We’re growing even faster! Schluter®-Systems’ continued success has provided us with the opportunity to announce that we will be opening a fourth North American facility in 2020. Schluter®-Systems has three locations in North America: Plattsburgh, New York; Montreal, Quebec; and Reno, Nevada. We are excited to announce that in early 2020, we will be opening a new facility in the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas area.
We are excited about the opportunities that our new Texas facility will provide to both the company and our customers. First, we will be able to improve shipping times to customers, as we will have a location closer to the Greater Midwest and Southeastern United States. We will also be able to improve market service, as our geographic expansion will give us more direct access to previously underserved markets. Finally, we plan to offer workshops and educational sessions at the facility, giving more industry professionals easier access to opportunities to learn about the industry, Schluter applications, as well as how to incorporate Schluter products into customers’ specific design needs.
Good News: Schluter®-Systems Is Hiring Over 100 New Employees!
With our expansion, we will need to hire qualified professionals in both office and warehouse positions to expand our employee base of more than 900 professionals in North America. But we aren’t looking for just anyone. We’re looking for people who are passionate about the same things we’re passionate about: people who love all things tile-related. So, if topics like waterproofing and drainage, grouting and uncoupling, edge-protection and durability, and creating warm and beautiful spaces sound exciting to you—and especially if you live in the vicinity of the Dallas/Ft. Worth area (or are willing to relocate)—you might be the perfect addition to our team!
Check out our careers page to view, apply, and send your resume for our listed positions. And if you’re not sure if working at Schluter would be right for you, take our mini-quiz to see if you have what it takes to join our professional, dedicated team!
If you’re as excited about tile as we are, check out some of our product lines, design ideas, informational resources, and career opportunities today at www.schluter.com!
What Kinds of Workshops and Educational Sessions Do We Offer?
Without a doubt, part of Schluter®-Systems’ continued success in both North America and Europe can be attributed to the strong educational programs that we provide installers, contractors, dealers, and other professionals in the trade. As our founder, Werner Schlüter, said: “Our products cannot be sold, they have to be understood.” This philosophy is the ethos of our company and explains our approach to providing support, education, and training on all of our products and services.
We provide workshops throughout the United States and Canada to educate attendees on best practices within the industry, installation methods, and how to use our products within different applications. We train a variety of industry professionals, including contractors, installers, designers, architects, distributors, and even staff of large retailers.
Training sessions include live demonstrations, hands-on activities, and classroom presentations. Our flagship training program, the Innovation Workshop series is offered in two installments:
- Innovation Workshop Part 1 is a two-day seminar that covers the fundamentals of our products, including waterproofing and uncoupling, two principles we build upon while teaching you about specific product lines. We then put you in a demo area where you can practice installing our products first-hand, collaborate with your peers, and receive feedback and advice from Schluter®-Systems’ experts.
- Once you have completed Innovation Part 1, you’re ready for Innovation Workshop Part 2. This two-day workshop takes the theory and product information you learned in Part 1 and puts it into practice. You’ll spend more of your time in our hands-on area, working with your peers to build one of our advanced bathroom modules. By the end, you’ll have increased your product knowledge and learned skills you can put to use immediately in your day-to-day work. Most important, you’ll see how our products integrate seamlessly to create rooms built to last a lifetime.
In 2018 alone, we educated nearly 30,000 professionals through our workshop programs. To see a list of our upcoming workshop and training event locations, check out www.SchluterEvents.com. And keep in mind that with the opening of our Dallas/Ft. Worth location in 2020, we will be able to offer even more trainings than currently available, so check back here soon to see our ever-expanding list of training opportunities and locations.