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Food Equipment Service - General Parts. Food Equipment Service - General Parts. Welcome to GP-ServiceDirect, the service division of the General Parts Group.

Food Equipment Service - General Parts

We are your one-stop commercial kitchen equipment repair partner and can support the entire lifecycle of your facility, from the warranty period and beyond. We appreciate that your business and kitchen are unique, so whether you need equipment installation or a planned maintenance program or even emergency repair, we have the technicians to fulfill your needs.

Better still, we can support all your foodservice equipment, ware washing, refrigeration and HVAC! We service the entire foodservice community including restaurants, schools, hotels, sports facilities, food trucks, indeed any place big or small where there is a commercial kitchen! Food equipment service. FOOD FOR THOUGHT (OR DIVINE INTERVENTION) By Michael Angello– Branch Manager, Tucson The world of dining goes well beyond restaurants where we regularly dine.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT (OR DIVINE INTERVENTION)

It is almost unimaginable in how many places in which people eat, from schools and universities to care homes and hospitals even too the scientific research station in Antarctica. However, foodservice equipment goes beyond dining as we found out at the General Parts Group – Tucson office recently. DRIVE-THRU TO THE RESCUE. The foodservice industry is known to be attentive with their client’s needs, creative in their products and service, and resilient in finding ways to get things done.

DRIVE-THRU TO THE RESCUE

In the past few weeks, American restaurants have become quite acquainted with one of those, resilience. It is interesting how ideas and technologies both old and new are being utilized to make it work for their clients. The COVID-19 pandemic that has swept the world has forced all restaurants to close their indoor seating.

This order left some restaurants in better positions than others, restaurants with an established drive-thru, had a quick advantage, but other sit-down restaurants had to figure out a way to boost their takeout business. Commercial HVAC Service and Repair – Technician Safety. By Madeline Meacham, Safety Coordinator Safety is a Priority Safety is the number one priority for our field technicians.

Commercial HVAC Service and Repair – Technician Safety

Not only are we making sure that we are safe, but also ensuring the safety of our fellow co-workers, customers and the general public. Each job/task requires attention to detail and careful planning to ensure it is completed safely. One of our common service and repair calls is for commercial HVAC units, which can pose many hazards, but our techs are ready for the challenge. Prepare for Safety Before a technician even arrives on site for a service call, they are preparing to be safe. Ladders and Rooftops Next, the technician must consider the type, height, and material of the ladder needed for the job. VALUE OF SPRING PLANNED MAINTENANCE FOR COMMERCIAL KITCHEN HVAC SYSTEMS. By Jason McGillivray, Director of Operations As we get into the Spring season, we recognized that many of our customers will begin heavy use of their HVAC system.

VALUE OF SPRING PLANNED MAINTENANCE FOR COMMERCIAL KITCHEN HVAC SYSTEMS

Full Lifecycle ASA Relationship. By Joe Johnson, Director of Manufacturer Relations As an Authorized Service Agent (ASA), General Parts Group is committed to supporting our reps, dealers, manufacturing partners, and, most of all, our collective customers.

Full Lifecycle ASA Relationship

One of the best ways to support the customer is via a full lifecycle relationship for the equipment in their commercial kitchen. How an Authorized Service Agent (ASA) Can Help Full lifecycle support for cooking equipment starts with the install. The install is critical as a large percentage of warranty calls on new equipment are due to challenges coming from the initial placement and hook up of the unit. An ASA is well versed in understanding the nuances of the equipment because the technicians are factory trained and certified. The ASA collects a great deal of information about the equipment they service on every call starting with the install. GENERAL PARTS GROUP PROVIDES CHECK-LIST FOR SITE INSPECTIONS PRIOR TO COMMERCIAL APPLIANCE INSTALLATIONS. By Dean Wayne – Regional Sales Manager At General Parts Group we not only conduct commercial appliance repair, but we are also experts in commercial appliance installations.

GENERAL PARTS GROUP PROVIDES CHECK-LIST FOR SITE INSPECTIONS PRIOR TO COMMERCIAL APPLIANCE INSTALLATIONS

Our greatest lesson learned regarding the installation process is the value of a pre-site inspection before scheduling the installation work. Recognizing there are situations that may convince you to NOT bother with a site survey, but unless you’re swapping out an exact piece of equipment including the utilities, then a site survey is well-advised and prudent. GENERAL PARTS GROUP’S TRAINING ROOMS. By Tim Koehl, Service Manager, Indianapolis It is well known that General Parts Group, nationally recognized food equipment service provider, has four training centers across the USA, however, for this blog, I would like to highlight our Indianapolis team and look at what benefits this facility brings to our community and perhaps provide a few ah-ha moments along the way.

GENERAL PARTS GROUP’S TRAINING ROOMS

The Indianapolis location is nearing its fifth year of hosting one of General Parts’ commercial kitchen training centers. The training room sits as an open slate ready to have equipment moved in per the needs of the presenter. THE FOOD EQUIPMENT SERVICE INDUSTRY GETS DISRUPTIVE. By Stephen Bloomfield – Director of Marketing It is not often that a new association forms in the foodservice industry, especially in the area of equipment service, but it happened in 2019.

THE FOOD EQUIPMENT SERVICE INDUSTRY GETS DISRUPTIVE

Enter company CEO Rich Malachy and his Creative Manager Angel Quiroz of Malachy Parts & Service. Together they have been working to lift the profile of our industry with the aim of attracting much needed new technician talent. GENERAL PARTS GROUP’S RELATIONSHIP WITH RFMA. General Parts Group is dedicated to building strong relationships with our customers.

GENERAL PARTS GROUP’S RELATIONSHIP WITH RFMA

We believe that to provide the highest level of service we must not only stay at the forefront of the foodservice industry trends; we must also understand our customer’s needs at a granular level. We do this by aligning our organization with the most relevant and effective industry associations. GENERAL PARTS GROUP PROVIDES COMBI-OVEN INSTALLATION ADVICE. So, you have just purchased an oven that can replace a bunch of equipment in your kitchen. In order to ensure this equipment lives up to its potential and the price tag, there are some things to plan out before you are ready to cook. These pointers are based on our years of experience with commercial kitchen combi-oven installations and will ensure that you as the end-user will understand how your equipment operates and how to maximize its ROI. By reading this, you will learn the benefits of a certified install and startup of your new equipment.

WORKPLACE SAFETY IS PRIORITY ONE AT GENERAL PARTS GROUP. At General Parts Group, safety is not just our number one priority, it is paramount in everything we do. Our employees are the cornerstone of our company and without them, we cannot meet our customer’s expectations as to how we will conduct any work we do at their business or establishment. Every person, no matter what position they are in, contributes to their own overall safety as well as those around them when on the job. Creating A Safe Workplace. General Parts Group Believes It's Better to Give. This is the time of year when many people have a chance to reflect on what they have and are thankful for. It’s also an important time of year to consider those that may not be as fortunate as others. The feeling of giving or helping others is gratifying at any time of the year, but around the holidays it seems to take on an even more special meaning. An important part of General Parts Group’s values as a company are being involved and engaged in our local communities and giving back.

It’s part of the reason we choose to have a physical office in the markets we serve. We want to employ local people and contribute to the local economy. Food Equipment Manufacturer Partnership Feature – Blodgett. In this manufacturer spotlight feature, we feature a company that is one of America’s preeminent manufacturers of commercial foodservice ovens. With a global footprint and an extensive range of products, Blodgett is a company name that everyone recognizes. Nevertheless, here are some things about Blodgett and its relationship with General Parts Group that you may not know. Blodgett’s Food Equipment History Gardner S. GENERAL PARTS GROUP’S OWN CHUCK KNUTH IS FEATURED IN THE LATEST ISSUE OF FOODSERVICE NEWS. If you’re in the foodservice industry, chances are you’re familiar with Foodservice News – one of the best publications for keeping up with industry news.

We love Foodservice News here at General Parts Group, and that’s why we’re so thrilled that our own Business Development Manager Chuck Knuth has a Q&A in the recent November 2019 issue. Chuck talks about several issues vital to maintaining a commercial kitchen in the interview, which you can read by clicking here. IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS WHEN SELECTING COMMERCIAL KITCHEN EQUIPMENT. THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT FOR FOODSERVICE TECHNICIANS. WHY GENERAL PARTS SUPPORTS SCHOOL NUTRITION ASSOCIATION CONFERENCES. THE BENEFITS OF COMMERCIAL HVAC MAINTENANCE. CFESA-CERTIFIED FOODSERVICE & COMMERCIAL KITCHEN EQUIPMENT REPAIR TECHNICIANS ROCK. FINDING THE RIGHT COMMERCIAL DISHWASHER IS IMPORTANT.

TOP REASONS FOR USING COMMERCIAL WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS. COMMERCIAL APPLIANCE AND OVEN REPAIR FOR CHICAGO AREA. COMMERCIAL APPLIANCE AND RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT REPAIR SERVICES FOR BOISE AND SOUTHERN IDAHO. WHY GENERAL PARTS GROUP ENJOYS CHALLENGING RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT PROJECTS. At General Parts we are usually quietly getting on with the business of making food service equipment run smoothly. As anyone involved with foodservice will know, it’s a busy industry with constant pressure to perform. But, every now and then we get a thank you note which gives us pause for thought, they remind us that hey, ‘we did do a good job, didn’t we’ and they remind us just why we love working in our industry.

So, as we’re proud of the work we did we thought we’d share this story with you starting with the thank you note we received after the project: “Thank you again for your help with the Pizza Ranch installs, I truly appreciate it. Russ and Robert did a great job when on site, but the rest of the GP team was amazing coordinating this install on such short notice in a place that is difficult to get to.” Jon Schroeder, VP National Accounts West, Middleby Corporation. FOOD TRUCK EQUIPMENT REPAIR & SERVICE – HOW TO MINIMIZE DOWNTIME. Operating a food truck can seem like chore when things are not running smoothly, but it doesn’t have to be an expensive chore. After a day of serving a long line of customers, the last thing you want to deal with is unnecessary repairs that may have been avoided with simple upkeep and food service equipment repair when needed.

In order to keep your food truck in the best condition for serving your customers quickly, the following areas should always remain properly maintained. Cooling System & Refrigeration Although your food truck may not have the space to fit a full-size fridge you will still need to treat your refrigerator as if it were. By keeping the main cooling components clean, your unit will maintain the appropriate temperature for your operation. The THE RIGHT COMMERCIAL OVEN REPAIR TEAM. TIME TO MAKE YOUR COMMERCIAL KITCHEN COOL AND BREEZY. NECESSITY OF COMMERCIAL KITCHEN HOOD MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR.

WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO REPLACE THE GASKET IN YOUR COMMERCIAL DISHWASHER. WHY THE GROWING POPULARITY OF INDUCTION COOKING. THE IMPORTANCE OF AN ACCURATE TEMPERATURE IN A COMMERCIAL OVEN. WHY IS INDUCTION COOKING GROWING IN POPULARITY? TIPS TO MAINTAINING YOUR COMMERCIAL ROTISSERIE OVEN. THE IMPORTANCE OF AN ACCURATE TEMPERATURE IN A COMMERCIAL OVEN. HOW WATER QUALITY AFFECTS HOT-BEVERAGE APPLIANCES.