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FM Global Opens 'SimZone'

The Johnston-based insurer held a grand opening ceremony this week for the $5 million training facility.

Information for this article was submitted by The Perry Group on behalf of FM Global.

On Sept. 12, , headquartered in Johnston, formally opened  a $5-million, 12,000-sq.-ft. learning facility called the FM Global SimZone in Norwood, Mass.

According to a company press release: "In the SimZone, FM Global engineers-in-training step away from their desks and into to a simulated, hands-on learning environment: the 21st century classroom. Eight individual simulation labs present a unique set of common property hazards any FM Global engineer will encounter in a real-life client facility. This is where good engineers become great."

Each year, about 75 new engineers at FM Global — one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers — participate in the company's training program, the press release stated.

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