I am a member because I have to be for certain clients I represent.
If you have problems in joining, as the requirements are pretty strict in having to do work as a warranty provider for a certain number of manufacturers, and proving it, contact me, email is in the profile.
As for classes, I give a couple per year for them. I give a good class on the equipment I rep. (at least I've been told I do)
One thing I did notice, about the classes, It is like any other, you will have to travel to get to them, and pay for it, so unless you do a lot of work for the manufacturer, in my opinion, the costs involved outweigh the benefits.
One benefit I see is that they give you a service ticket form to use, that every manufacturer I know accepts.
we are currently a sub agent for GCS also we are service reps for prince castle, manitowoc, bunn-o-matic, inteck, customs deli's, and some others. we think it will not only be good for our tech's but also for the company as a whole. however i've never heard of Fagor until this week on this site. do you have any equipment in missouri?
Not as yet, or at least no service calls have come to my attention from your state, but that could change after the first of the year. Fagor is introducing their refrigeration line in a couple of weeks.
I also manage and rep:
Saniflow / Medclinics
A note about GCS. I use them, approx 50-75 service calls a month, when I can not find anyone else. Their service dept 800 number is the worst.
If you're interested, drop me an email, it's in the profile.