The Evolution of GFS in Osseo, Wisconsin — Growth to Be Proud of!

Continuous growth is something we strive for, year after year. 2011 marks another significant moment in the evolution of GFS!

GFS’ head office and manufacturing facility in Osseo, Wisconsin has changed so much in such a short time. For this entry on the Booth Blog, we really wanted to show you all where we’ve come from and where we are today.

Here’s a picture from 1990, back in the days when the facility was owned and operated under the name ‘JBI Booths’. This facility, built just off of I-94 in Osseo, WI was one of the most modern and productive spray booth manufacturing plants of its time.

In just a few short years, a major expansion was complete at JBI Booths. Here, in 1997, you can see the addition of ‘Building 2’ to the facility, which added increased warehousing and manufacturing floor space to accommodate rapidly increasing production requirements.

This picture, taken around 2005, shows the company as it was in the very early days of it’s new existence as GFS. After the merger in 2003, GFS Osseo maintained its status as corporate head office and main center of manufacturing for the bulk of our products.

This picture, taken just after the completion of our expansion in 2011, shows the extent to which GFS has grown in the 8 years since the 2003 merger. GFS is extremely proud of its Osseo facility, and of everyone in the GFS Team who has made such astounding growth possible. We’re looking forward to continued growth in the future, and to continue leading the industry in all aspects of our business!

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