Global Finishing Solutions Provides Training Opportunities at Center for Excellence

OSSEO, Wis. – Global Finishing Solutions® (GFS) would like to recognize those who joined us last week at the Center for Excellence for technician training during our Final Commissioning Course. Thirty-seven technicians from more than 13 states attended a two-day training course focusing on the operation of GFS paint booths and finishing equipment, from airflow to … Continue reading Global Finishing Solutions Provides Training Opportunities at Center for Excellence

GFS Partners with SATA and AkzoNobel at SkillsUSA 2017

Louisville, Ky. – Global Finishing Solutions® (GFS) is proud to partner with SATA® and AkzoNobel, as well as numerous other donors, to provide SkillsUSA® with a second professional-grade finishing environment for the 53rd annual National Leadership and Skills Conference. This years’ trailer joins a previous competition trailer that was supplied in 2011. The newest equipment … Continue reading GFS Partners with SATA and AkzoNobel at SkillsUSA 2017

Seven Paint Booth Accessories & Services to Make Life Easier

We’re always looking for ways to simplify our lives, whether personally or professionally. On a professional level, businesses are continually looking at ways to improve their operations. They implement processes to cut costs, increase productivity, improve quality and increase efficiency. In the paint shop, this can be done by investing in products to reduce waste … Continue reading Seven Paint Booth Accessories & Services to Make Life Easier

Problem Solved – Custom Wood Painting Operation Increases Throughput with Larger Shop and New GFS Finishing Equipment

A family-owned business since 1970, Balzer Painting was originally established by Dennis Balzer. Since its conception, Balzer Painting has grown exponentially and stably, with many of the team members working there for 20 or more years. Recently, Dennis passed the family business onto his son, Ben. Dennis and Ben built the business with a twofold … Continue reading Problem Solved – Custom Wood Painting Operation Increases Throughput with Larger Shop and New GFS Finishing Equipment

The Effects of Poor Preventative Maintenance

One of the simplest things you can do for the cleanliness and overall productivity of your paint booth is changing the intake and exhaust filters on a regular schedule. Preventative maintenance, in general, decreases the likelihood of your equipment failing, helps keep your paint booth producing efficiently, and keeps the production costs of your shop low. According to Brandon Lowder, … Continue reading The Effects of Poor Preventative Maintenance

Global Finishing Solutions Adds to the Automotive and Truck Refinish Distribution Team

OSSEO, Wis. - Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) is proud to welcome Chassis Liner Supply, Purified Air and Quality Finish Services to the GFS Auto and Truck Refinish distribution team. These new distributors expand our ability to provide exceptional service to automotive and truck refinish customers in Minnesota, southern Texas, western Pennsylvania and Maryland. Chassis Liner … Continue reading Global Finishing Solutions Adds to the Automotive and Truck Refinish Distribution Team

Problem Solved – New GFS Booth Helps Aircraft Refinish Facility Reach New Heights

In 1999, Jeff Voigt purchased a fixed base operation (FBO) in Park Rapids, Minnesota, and would soon establish Park Rapids Aviation as one of the only aircraft maintenance facilities of its kind in the upper Midwest. Initially, the facility was focused on aircraft maintenance and float modifications, but Voigt’s vision was to become a full-service … Continue reading Problem Solved – New GFS Booth Helps Aircraft Refinish Facility Reach New Heights

Problem Solved – Reconditioning center maximizes cycle time with new booth and prep station

With 16 franchised operations offering virtually every make of vehicle, Birchwood Automotive Group has grown to become the largest network of automotive retailers in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Despite being the largest, there is still room for more improvement. Since the province’s used-vehicle market is three times larger than the new one, Birchwood Group made the decision … Continue reading Problem Solved – Reconditioning center maximizes cycle time with new booth and prep station

Filtration concentration: An introduction to paint booth filters and maintenance

Choosing the correct filter for your paint booth can be a daunting task. The choices you make will have a direct impact on everything from the efficiency of your booth and the quality of the end product to booth maintenance costs and the safety of technicians. This guide will introduce you to and give insight … Continue reading Filtration concentration: An introduction to paint booth filters and maintenance

Previewing SEMA Show 2016: product demos, giveaways and more

It’s Fall, which means it is once again time for the SEMA Show--the world’s premier automotive specialty products trade event. The four-day event is being held Nov. 1-4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and you can bet Global Finishing Solutions will be there in full force. Packed into those four days, we will be … Continue reading Previewing SEMA Show 2016: product demos, giveaways and more