Somero to Open First-of-its-Kind Concrete Training Facility in Fort Myers

Bryan Birdwell to Facilitate Exclusive ACI Certification Training

Fort Myers, FL – March 27, 2017 – Somero Enterprises, Inc., a leading manufacturer of technologically advanced concrete placing equipment and associated machinery, is opening a custom-built 6,300 sq.-ft. facility to support its pioneering Somero Concrete Institute (SCI) training programs.

Marking the launch of the facility are the first-ever sessions of a new program that will earn industry professionals their American Concrete Institute (ACI) certification. Facilitated by 25-time Golden Trowel Award Winner, Bryan Birdwell, the comprehensive ACI program includes everything professionals need to receive the ACI CFTM-P certification. The two-day course will be hosted April 24-25 and April 27-28, 2017, at the Fort Myers facility.

“This is the first time that we’ve offered a general interest course for industry professionals through the Somero Concrete Institute,” said Howard Hohmann, Executive VP of Sales. “There’s a severe shortage in trained finishers across the industry and this is one of our initiatives to help bridge the gap. The combination of our new facility and program offerings truly takes our training capabilities to new heights.”

With state-of-the-art classrooms and an open-air dirt-floor workspace, the facility gives participants hands-on installation experience in a controlled environment. In addition to the product training and ACI programs hosted at the SCI facility, Somero also offers onsite training across the globe through its skilled team of field technicians and runs a Concrete College in Shanghai, China.

“We’re constantly speaking with our customers and industry professionals to learn what support they need for continued education and success and the ACI certification was at the top of the list,” said Lee Knuuttila, U.S. Field Support Professional Manager. “The program is a nice complement to our Laser Screed product training that is jointly held at our global headquarters.”

The ACI program costs $649 per participant and includes the exam and CP10 book. For complete curriculum information and to register for upcoming sessions, visit

About Somero
Somero Enterprises, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of technologically advanced concrete placing equipment and associated machinery. Somero Enterprises was founded in 1985 and has grown and prospered by delivering superior products to an international market. Manufacturing facilities are in Michigan and Executive offices are in Fort Myers, Florida. Our products are marketed in Europe, Middle East and Africa, Latin America and Asia through direct sales force, sales representatives and dealers. For more information, please visit

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