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Contractor classes for 2019

Posted by Linda Chambers on Thu, Jan 03, 2019 @ 10:37 AM

This year GCE is planning to hold educational training classes for our customers and other contractors at our Norcross, GA location.

Here is the tentative list of classes. Dates TBA.

Jan - Making a Business Plan, Budgeting and Pricing.                   Scheduled for Friday Jan 18th

Feb - Pressure Washing 101/ Troubleshooting Equipment.

Mar - Ready Seal - How to use class and hands on demo.

Apr - Seal n Lock - How to use class and demo.

May - How to choose chemicals for cleaning and understanding pH.

Jun - Social Media Marketing; Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.

Jul - Lift Training - by Sunbelt (this will be a paid class with certification).

Aug - EaCo Chem - Class and demo covering their range of products (repeat of Nov 2018)

Sep - How to set up OSHA training for your business.

Oct - OSHA training class - GHS labels and SDS's.

Nov - Maintenance repairs and winterizing equipment.

Dec - Chemical Safety, DIY Spill Kits.

In our new location we have a very nice conference room to hold these meetings that can comfortably hold around 24.


Most of these will be free classes, some we may ask for a small deposit to help us guarantee attendees that sign up show up especially for classes with out of town speakers. The deposit amount would be given back as in store credit for use with the event or later on.

Most classes will only take up a morning of time usually on a Friday so we are not interfering in the busy time of a contractors cleaning weekend. And having classes early in the mornings still frees up the rest of the day for work.

The class we would like to have for Lift Training would have to be a prepaid class but we would be getting a discount from Sunbelt for less than if you took the class direct from them. This class will also have to be an all day class as there are both classroom work as well as the hands on training on the lifts themselves and a completion card from Sunbelt that would be given for taking the class. This card also grants you rental discounts with Sunbelt.

We will ask that contractors sign up 2-3 weeks ahead of time and classes may be canceled if not enough sign up, so if you are interested in a class at all please sign up. We will put out sign up forms online from our Facebook pages, posted on other places online and have a sheet in our office.

If you are interested in a topic not listed please let us know and if one is not proving popular we may substitute a suggested one instead. These classes are for the benefit of our contractor customers so let us know what you want to learn about in this coming year.

Happy New Year.






Tags: business plan, training, Georgia Chemical Equipment, GCE, Contractor Class

GCE Celebrates 40 Years

Posted by Linda Chambers on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 @ 11:02 AM

On Friday July 22nd, in Norcross, Georgia GCE opened their location to customers and vendors to celebrate with a catered lunch to thank them for the 40 years they have been in business.


Michael Brown is the current owner of GCE having taken it over 12 years ago after working at the business for 7 years.

Of the invited guests were Mr. Charlie Turner, the original owner of GCE, Mike Schremel from CAT Pumps, as well as other vendors and local long time customers as guests for the company. GCE is an authorized distributor and repair center in Georgia for CAT as well as for Pressure-Pro and Mi-T-M pressure washers, General and AR pumps.


During the event, guests were treated to a catered Barbeque meal from Cue Barbecue, were given tickets for an event only drawing for prizes including; a gun and wand assembly, a 50 foot hose, an X-jet system and a General 18 inch surface cleaner. The customers that won these prizes were; Jason Gavin, Todd Reese, Jalal Roy and Robert Stone. Guest also left with a small goodie bag of items that included a GCE cap, coozie, pen and a gift card to use on a future purchase in the store.



Over the years GCE has grown from a chemical equipment installation and service company to a full service business with includes; a store front, selling pressure washing equipment, machines, surface cleaners, reclaim units, parts, accessories. With the recent purchase of Soap Warehouse, they have expanded their chemical lines from a few dozen to a complete line of over 100. They also stock products from EaCo Chem and Ready Seal. GCE oporates a full time equipment installation and repair shop for off site and in house work and employ's two full time outside salesmen that cover Atlanta and travel the US.



With GCE having already surpassed previous years sales during the first half of 2016 and with Michael looking for a larger space for GCE to expand, it is very possible that they could see another 40 years in their future.

Tags: Anniversary, celebration, Georgia Chemical Equipment, GCE

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