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Bona US Opens its First Latin America Regional Training Center

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Bona, the world leader in hardwood floor care and maintenance since 1919, today announced the launch of its first Latin America Regional Training Center in Panama City, Republic of Panamá. The facility will host a grand opening event August 25, 2017, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The center is located at Calle 52 Este, Urbanizacion Campo Alegre PH SEAWAVES local # 6, Bella Vista, Ciudad de Panamá - República de Panamá.

The Panama City Bona Regional Training Center educates contractors and distributors from across Latin America on best practices in hardwood floors and The Bona System™. The building’s training area includes three, 2.5 square meter wood floors that offer contractors hands-on experience with skills and techniques for sanding, finishing, staining and general hardwood floor care and maintenance. Additionally, the center will house Bona’s Latin American sales and marketing headquarters.

“Bona is the first in our industry to offer a regional training facility for professionals in Latin America,” said Jesús Crende, National Account Manager, Central and South America. “In addition to training hardwood floor professionals on the latest tools, products and techniques, the new Inspiration Center will also be the first of its kind in connecting architects, designers, consumers and contractors as a central meeting point for the best in beautiful floors.”

The Inspiration Center will provide architects and designers with ideas for unique hardwood floor designs. It will include the latest trends, creative designs and applications of floor colors as well as photos and samples of hardwood floors from across the region. Bona will also offer the Inspiration Center as a gallery to enable local architecture and design students to connect with industry professionals in Panama.

This is the first regional training center for Bona in Latin America. Bona’s North American training centers are located in Manalapan, NJ; Monroe, NC; Aurora,CO; Palatine, IL; Kent, WA; Marietta, GA; Nashville, TN; Toronto, ON; and Addison, TX.