Made in America: The Benefits of Manufacturing In-House

On July 4, 1776, a group of delegates representing the British American colonies declared the existing 13 colonies independent of oppressive British rule. Today, nearly 250 years later, the Fourth of July remains a national holiday — a day where citizens from all walks of life come together to celebrate the United States of America.

By manufacturing in the United States, Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) is proud to provide hundreds of jobs to hardworking Americans. This also ensures a smooth, hassle-free experience for our valued customers.

Headquartered in Osseo, Wisconsin

Between the manufacturing floor and office space, the majority of GFS employees work at our headquarters in Osseo, Wisconsin. Although a large, growing business, our heart remains rooted in small-town, homegrown values.

With more than 200,000 square feet of manufacturing space and state-of-the-art equipment, GFS strives to provide our customers with top-quality products. Virtually every component of our paint booths and finishing equipment — including panels, lights, fans and ductwork — is manufactured in-house. With manufacturing, sales, service and support all under one roof in the United States, we are able to better control quality, production and the support we offer our customers.

Quality Control

GFS continues to exceed the expectations of our customers by leading the market in quality, efficiency and cost. Keeping manufacturing in-house allows for better control over quality and production. By using the best practices and equipment while aiming for the highest of industry standards, we are able to efficiently manage and complete projects of any magnitude.

“We went to about five or six shops to look at their paint booths,” says Scott Chaney, owner of Chaney Auto Works in Franklin, Kentucky. “We talked to the owners, managers and painters about what they liked and disliked about their spray booths and equipment. Ultimately, we got the best feedback about GFS paint booths in how they perform, the quality they produce and the service GFS provides. It was like night and day looking at the different companies. Everyone who had GFS paint booths had nothing but good things to say.”

Service & Support

As a full-service manufacturer in the United States, it is easy for us to offer the support necessary to build and maintain finishing equipment. We believe the purchase of GFS equipment is not the end of our work together, but rather the beginning of a lifetime of service and support. Our local distributors and in-house technical services department are happy to help troubleshoot and maintain your equipment. This will ensure it keeps running at peak condition for many years to come.

“We operate our ovens all day long,” says Ellen Reinig, owner of JAS Powder Coating in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. “If they both go out or do not operate properly, we might as well shut down operations. GFS is able to help us troubleshoot issues with easy access to parts and technical support.”

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Availability of Parts

With a full-service parts and filters department, GFS is dedicated to providing reliable replacement parts for all of our current and legacy products. Our complete line of accessories is designed and manufactured for durability and long-lasting, trouble-free service.

By manufacturing and stocking replacement products at-home instead of abroad, we are able to ensure top-quality results, reduce shipping costs and deliver parts to you faster. Many of our paint booth filters and replacement parts are kept in stock at GFS or distributor locations for immediate turnaround and fast shipping to virtually any location across North America and the world. With quick turnaround and a team of solutions experts a phone call away, your equipment will be up and running in no time.

GFS is committed to offering our customers top-quality parts, service and support by continuing to remain an integral part of the U.S. manufacturing industry. On behalf of everyone at GFS, we would like to wish you a safe and happy holiday weekend.

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