A Decade of Growth: Global Finishing Solutions


Since 1975, when Jerry Bowe started JBI (Jerry Bowe, Inc.), Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) has had a history of growth, expansion and improvement. The 2010s were no different. Below are a few highlights of the improvements, additions and expansions that GFS has encountered over the last decade.

2010

GFS grew to include over 400 employees from multiple locations in North America, including Monterrey, Mexico; Barrie, Ontario; Wisconsin and Texas.

2011

GFS announces a $10 million dollar investment in the Osseo, Wisconsin headquarters to support growth and increasing demand for its products.

2014

GFS restructures their line of automotive paint booths, prep environments and mix rooms to fall under the Ultra and Performer product families.

2015

GFS breaks ground on the Center for Excellence, an 80,000-square-foot training facility with a state-of-the-art product R&D center with additional space for expansion.

2015

GFS introduces an early adoption to electric infrared (IR) curing in the North American market with the addition of REVO Systems.

2017

GFS introduces the new General Purpose Paint Booth, designed to suit industrial and manufacturing customers that need to paint medium-sized equipment, utility vehicles and trucks.

2018

Owned by the Curran Group, GFS takes part in the celebration of 100 years in business for the Illinois-based holding company.

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2018

The restructuring of the Dry Filter Booths — including Bench, Open Face and Enclosed Finishing Paint Booths — rounds out GFS’ most affordable and versatile industrial paint booth line.

2018

GFS Ultra Paint Booths undergo product restructuring to continue to provide customers with the most high-performance, versatile finishing environments in the industry.

2018

A new business unit is developed for aftermarket service and support for the needs of GFS’ customers and the continued service and support of their finishing equipment.

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