We are committed to offering valuable educational content that offers a convenient way to maintain your credentials and stay current on the latest shade fabric innovations.”
Lauren Jensen, AIA CES Provider Point of Contact
Shades need to be evaluated as early as possible—ideally alongside glazing— in order to deliver on the design intent for a building.”
Colin Blackford, Director of Strategy & Innovation, Mermet USA
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Mermet Academy is a one-day, hands-on training event at our weaving and manufacturing facility in Cowpens, South Carolina. Time and time again, our customers have expressed how valuable and essential this program is to their internal teams overall technical product and specification knowledge. With the industry moving away from solely aesthetic design considerations, and increasingly becoming focused on integrated total building design goals, this course is a must for fabricators, dealers, and installers looking to elevate their value and expertise in the field.
Topics covered include:
In addition, your company will get the opportunity to experience our production facility and see first-hand how we manufacture our world renowned, top-quality shade fabrics.
Other benefits include:
When you join us at Mermet Academy, you’ll participate in on site tours, learning workships, design education, and so much more!
Meet the Presenters
Director of Strategy & Innovation
Things to Do
We love hosting in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The area has grown exponentially! During Mermet Academy, there is ample time to explore the city. Here are a few highlights:
Where will the course be held?
Mermet Academy is traditionally hosted at our main office and manufacturing facility in Cowpens, SC.
Who will arrange travel, accommodations and entertainment?
Attendees are responsible for arranging flights. However, Mermet can assist in scheduling accommodations and entertainment.
Where are the nearest airports?
Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) airport is approximately 30 minutes from Cowpens while Charlotte International Airport (CLT) is approximately 1 hour.
How long is Mermet Academy?
Typically, we make this a fun, one-day program including a plant tour, themed dinner/social events, and more.
Are there any requirements?
Please bring closed toe shoes for the warehouse tour!