BlueVolt, the leading provider of online Learning Management Systems (LMS) for the construction, manufacturing and service industries, recently partnered with Coburn Supply Co., Inc. to revamp its online training resource, Coburn’s University.
Established in 1934 as a plumbing supply distributor, Coburn Supply has grown its business for more than 75 years becoming a leading wholesaler in the distribution industry. With more than 50 branches throughout Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee, Coburn’s has remained strong by diversifying its business to include heating and air conditioning, electrical, piping and related building products available to commercial and residential contractors.
Coburn’s innovative approach to wholesaling includes using a showroom concept to sell more products; and the company has a unique philosophy to never forget the value of the individual employee and embrace change in the face of challenges in the marketplace. Coburn’s approach to training is no different – the storied wholesaler has teamed up with BlueVolt to enhance its popular Coburn’s University with online training that delivers cutting-edge product knowledge, compliance training (including forklift certification), and training courses on its internal computer system to its employees.
"Using BlueVolt’s learning management system is a cost-effective way to reach our employees for training on products, policies and applications. It also helps to ensure the information they receive is consistent no matter where they’re located.” said Nicole Spell, Learning & Development Coordinator at Coburn Supply Co., Inc..
By offering training online, Coburn’s University administrators can quickly update course messaging to give employees access to the latest company news. Online training also ensures consistency of message throughout training, as every course participant has access to the same materials.
Using BlueVolt’s powerful reporting features, University administrators have the ability to easily monitor user progress in the training program, rewarding users who are excelling and providing extra help to those who need it.
“Coburn’s robust training program is a natural fit for the BlueVolt platform,” said Lisa Bordeaux, director of sales and business development for BlueVolt. “As the program continues to grow, administrators can easily add additional features, like the award-winning $BlueBucks program, to courses to enhance user experience.”
Portland, Oregon-based BlueVolt is the leading provider of online Learning Management Systems (LMS) for the manufacturing, construction and service industries. BlueVolt’s LMS for the extended enterprise delivers easy-to-use training across an entire company and its suppliers, sales channel, associations and customers. The LMS delivers affordable training, verifies knowledge and reports results all in one place. BlueVolt’s unique approach to online training encourages learning with its proven reward program that is valuable to those offering and participating in learning. As of July 2012, BlueVolt has delivered more than 1,360,000 courses to over 223,000 registered users. BlueVolt has won a Gold Excellence in Technology award from Brandon Hall, a Learning Leader award from Bersin & Associates for Vendor Innovation in Learning and Talent Management and also was named to the TrainingIndustry.com Learning Portal Companies Watch List for its innovative approach to learning. For more information, visit www.BlueVolt.com.
About Coburn Supply
Coburn's operates locations in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee serving the needs of the construction industry. Coburn's operates three Central Distribution Centers in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi enabling the company to offer faster and more efficient service to their customers. Its customers include plumbing, heating and air conditioning, mechanical, municipal and utility, and general contractors, as well as home builders. It also serves the needs of city and state offices, and institutions. Coburn's showroom locations feature displays of a variety of quality plumbing products and accessories for the kitchen and bath. The key to its long success is based on a line of quality products and the ability to meet customers’ needs in a friendly and timely manner. For more information, visit www.coburns.com.