National Training Center (NTC), a provider of training curriculum for the fire protection and low-voltage industry, has partnered with independent manufacturer’s rep firm Lanier Rep Group (LRG).

LRG will be a key component in expanding NTC’s presence nationally with the LRG footprint in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Colorado, New Mexico, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, North Dakota and South Dakota. 

Through its nationwide rep alliances, LRG will provide support as well as assist NTC in facilitating training events across its footprint. 

Chris Lanier founded Jasper, Texas-based LRG, one of the largest rep firms in the United States, in 2001. In March, company veterans John Swinford and Kenny Hilton purchased the organization from Lanier, who is assisting with the transition and leading new vendor and business development initiatives for an interim period. 

Based in Las Vegas, NTC develops and conducts training for NICET certification, continuing education and career development.  

“From regional NICET certification at all levels to Technology 101 basics for access control, installers and salespeople alike will benefit from these trainings,” Lanier said. “NTC’s programs and materials can be conducted either onsite or remotely.”