The Commercial Food Equipment Service Association (CFESA) has voted to create the very first CFESA Training Institute of Excellence at our new CFESA Global headquarters.Located in Fort Mill, South Carolina just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina and 18 miles from the Charlotte International Airport, this 8,000 square foot facility will house our staff as well as three state of the art training kitchens.The purchase of this new facility was finalized on May 6, 2014.
Encompassing multi-purpose training kitchens for electric, gas, steam and refrigeration the CFESA World Headquarters and Global Training CenterCFESA will provide the highest level of training and education to those in our industry. For the first time ever, manufactures can work with CFESA to facilitate demonstrations, training classes and workshops in a cutting edge facility.
The General Parts Group has been a consistent supporter of CFESA and its work and was the first CFESA Certified Company. In addition, General Parts Master Certified Technician, Jeff Stake is on board as one of the certified trainers. Continuing its support the company has decided to invest in the new facility at the highest level by becoming a Platinum Sponsor. This new facility along with existing test kitchen facilities within the General Parts Group will offer more training options than ever before and will be fully utilized in the further development its 140 strong Field Service Technicians.
About General Parts Group
General Parts Group is a provider of Commercial Kitchen Equipment Repair Services . Founded in 1939, the company has grown to be distributer of O.E.M. parts and provides service for over 60,000 customers and 400 manufacturers of commercial foodservice equipment. Corporate headquarters are located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and with major branch operations strategically located in Arizona(3), Colorado, Florida, Idaho(2), Illinois, Indiana(2), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri(2), Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma(2), Oregon(2), Tennessee, Texas(2) and Wisconsin(2), we are ideally positioned to provide Quality Service for over one third of the United States. We are viewed as the market leader in most of the markets we serve and in terms of overall sales, General Parts Group ranks in the top five of independent service companies nationally.