Claas Expands to Include On-Site Training Facility in Omaha

Claas Academy will accommodate a growing curriculum offered to dealers and employees.

Claas formally opened the all-new 20,000-square-foot Claas Academy training facility. Located adjacent to the Claas of America headquarters and manufacturing plant in Omaha, the state-of-the-art facility will host on-site and virtual training for the Claas dealer network.

“We at Claas recognize the importance of continuing a high level of service and support. Therefore, we must train our dealer technicians in the best way possible. The Academy will offer Claas dealers a premium training experience in a highly professional learning environment that features innovative technology,”

says Adam Haworth, Director of Services, Claas of America.

Three classrooms provide a focused learning environment and include advanced technology to host both on-site and virtual training to the Claas dealer network. Temperature-controlled equipment bays allow technicians to get practical, hands-on experience with the largest Claas machines, from LEXION combines to JAGUAR forage harvesters and AXION tractors.

The academy expansion will also house the company’s workforce programs, which cultivate learning and engage the local community and technical schools through certification programs. The Claas Academy features an apprentice lab, home to the German-based ICATT apprenticeship program as well as the U.S. Department of Labor apprenticeship program.

“Claas is committed to growing the workforce within the ag industry. The Academy will support a wide variety of training priorities from service, product, and parts training to internal sales and leadership development programs,”

says Felicia Nichelson, Head of Academy, Claas of America.