Training Center Tour

Welcome The Evergreen Marketing Group strives to identify, develop and conduct training and education programs for the benefit of its distributor members. These programs will focus on helping the distributors develop a sustainable competitive advantage and develop and retain employees. The training programs also serve to strengthen partnering between the distributor members and preferred suppliers who are part of the group.

Training Schedule

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Mechanical and Electrical School of Product Knowledge

05/09/2018 - 05/11/2018

This training program will focus on the core products used by the mechanical and electrical trades, targeting individuals with six months to five years of industry experience. Some of the topics that will be covered are conduit bending, test meters, fish tape systems, strut, pipe hangers and much more.

Branch Manager Workshop

05/16/2018 - 05/18/2018

One of the most challenging roles in wholesale distribution is the managing of a branch. Whether the company is a multi-location entity or a standalone facility, the amount of work required to effectively manage a distribution operation can be daunting. Both have their unique challenges. In this two-day course, the goal is to help the participants put down the firefighter helmet and start managing this critical role more effectively.

Milwaukee/Evergreen School of Product Knowledge

06/20/2018 - 06/22/2018

A comprehensive product and application school focused on Milwaukee Tool products exclusively for Evergreen members. Evergreen will make all hotel reservations. Hotel TBD. In case of travel emergency, contact Wade McCone at 214-732-9689, or Kevin Higginbotham at 972-880-6817.

School of Products & Applications in the Construction Industry

06/27/2018 - 06/29/2018

The 'School of Products & Applications in the Construction Industry' is designed to cover the core products of the industry and target individuals with up to 5 years of industry experience. Designed to go beyond the former 'Entry-level' School, this program will include new products and applications not previously covered. Please limit initial registration to four individuals. The program will begin Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. and conclude Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. In case of travel emergency, contact Wade McCone at 214-732-9689, or Kevin Higginbotham at 972-880-6817.

Sell Like Hell Teleconference Program with David Rubinstein (Outside Sales)

07/09/2018 - 07/31/2018

Would you like to get your sales force some additional training but just can't afford to pull them out of the field or off the counter? Here is your answer! David Rubinstein will conduct an 3-week teleconference series covering his Sell Like Hell Sales program. David understands independent distribution and has worked with several Evergreen members in the past.
If you are wanting to sharpen your selling skills and explore new ways to approach the sales model, I encourage you to sign up for this training!

DeWalt/Evergreen School of Product Knowledge

09/12/2018 - 09/14/2018

A comprehensive product and application school focused on DeWalt products exclusively for Evergreen members.

Identifying Selling Opportunities in the Phases of Construction

09/18/2018 - 09/21/2018

This 3-day course focuses on the selling opportunities found in each phase of the construction cycle. Product training will be combined with discussions on how to sell the products. Identifying individual contractor needs as early as possible is critical in the selling process. We will explore how to identify those requirements and provide action steps that will enable you to provide meaningful solutions to your customers. This course will begin on Wednesday evening and conclude on Saturday.

Fall Protection and Confined Space Entry

10/01/2018 - 10/05/2018

Because fall protection and confined space is a major product area within many of our members, Evergreen will host a 3.5 day fall protection competent person and confined space class this October in Louisville, KY at SafTtek. This is an extensive course where students will be working at heights and in confined space situations.

Sales Negotiations & Leadership

10/10/2018 - 10/12/2018

Now more than ever, negotiating skills are needed in the supply chain. Our client's buyers are sometimes better equipped than our sellers. In some cases our vendors may be better equipped than our buyers. What a scenario! In this workshop participants will learn as well as practice negotiation skills. Practice exercises will be individual and group based. Exercises are based on practical applications and a Harvard Business Review Case. Participants will leave the workshop with a much more informed strategy toward negotiations. Finally, participants will leave with practical tips for their inside and outside sales force.

Pre-Pour Concrete School of Products and Applications

11/14/2018 - 11/16/2018

This new School of Product Knowledge covers products needed to prepare a site for a pour, those used during and after the pour and products used not only for slab on grade pours but also wall pours.

Advanced Mechanical School of Product Knowledge

12/05/2018 - 12/07/2018

This course has been designed to focus solely on the mechanical contractor. Emphasis will be on products that may be overlooked when selling to a mechanical contractor: Items such as welding supplies, products found in fab shops, plumbing accessories and much more. If you are selling the mechanical trades, this course will not only enhance your current selling skills it will provide you insight on what other products you can supply to these trades.
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