Bona US held the grand opening of the Bona West Coast Regional Training Center in Richmond, California on Sept. 17, 2009.

The facility is the 5th Bona RTC and second of its kind opened by Bona in the past year, offering a unique training space for hardwood industry professionals. Located in Richmond, CA the 2,200 square foot space features a training panel made up of 14 different hardwood species and a medallion and patterned floor section consisting of multiple wood types.

In addition, the premium training center offers a stair training module for practicing more advanced flooring techniques and a large open area specifically for vendor demonstrations. A one-tenth scale basketball court on site displays the Cal Berkley logo with Bona Courtlines Paint and provides a demo area available for using the Bona Sport Products. The entire space mirrors an actual jobsite and offers the same challenges a contractor would face in order to maximize the training purposes.

“The new Bona West Coast Training Center provides another easily accessible location for contractors and distributors to advance their skills with Bona products and the hardwood flooring industry. We have always invested in education and now, with five training facilities throughout the country, we know we can be everywhere we need to be to continue building trust in Bona and our products,” said Chad Nordhagen, director of marketing and product management.

Bona offers four additional training centers throughout the country in Aurora, CO; Bridgewater, MA; Houston, TX and Monroe, NC.

To schedule an appointment contact Pat Cooney, CEU and NWFA certified, West Coast Bona senior territory manager, at 720-480-7917 or The training center is located at 4175 Lakeside Drive, Suite 140 Richmond, CA, 94802.