Today, AGCO is opening the doors to the all-new Global Learning Center, Duluth (GLC), a state-of-the-art agriculture equipment and technology learning center. The 19,500 square-foot facility, the new home of AGCO Academy and AGCO University, will serve as the cornerstone of the company’s comprehensive learning program for dealers and employees.
“At our current pace, as much as 30 percent of the company’s product line is replaced with new production-enhancing technology every three to four years. As growers invest in new technology, they rely heavily upon their dealers for information and assistance. It’s our responsibility to ensure our employees and dealers fully understand these new products and their applications,” explains Tim Miller, manager, global learning for AGCO. “The Global Learning Center will help us deliver hands-on learning in a facility designed to meet the needs of adult learners. This investment is a testimony to an increased emphasis in education for our people.” Consistent with AGCO’s corporate mission of ‘Profitable growth through superior customer service, innovation, quality and commitment,’ the GLC is the latest in AGCO’s efforts to serve the expanding needs of customers around the world.
“Investments in educating our dealers and employees will deliver tremendous return to our increasing global success,” states Martin Richenhagen, chairman, president and CEO of AGCO. “Continued education prepares our team to embrace the innovations we’re developing, adapt to the challenges of a changing economic environment and ultimately help our customers produce feed, food, fuel and fiber as efficiently as possible.”
Located in Duluth, Ga., just steps from AGCO’s Global headquarters, the GLC features three classrooms that boast the latest learning technologies to provide a more comprehensive instructional experience. Just as AGCO customers operate all aspects of machine and implement operation with the touch of a finger, instructors at the GLC can operate all technologies and classroom amenities from a single desktop control system.
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