Located at our headquarters in Osseo, Wisconsin, the Center for Excellence is an innovative facility featuring an automotive refinish training center, as well as a separate space dedicated to technical product training.
Technical Product Training
Part of our ongoing commitment to support our distributor and technician partners in servicing GFS equipment, GFS TECH is an educational program designed to ensure our customers receive an exceptional experience from start to startup. Housed at the Center for Excellence with fully operational industrial finishing equipment — including GFS industrial paint booths, a powder coating booth, batch process oven and three air make-up units (AMUs) — GFS TECH provides a hands-on learning environment for technicians.
Automotive Refinish Training Center
The automotive refinish training center features a body shop environment fully equipped with paint booths, prep areas, paint mix rooms, REVO Accelerated Curing Systems and other body shop equipment. This facility is an excellent resource for bringing potential customers to showcase GFS products and capabilities. The welcome center and classroom setting provide an inviting environment for meeting and interacting with customers.
REVO SYSTEMS DEMONSTRATIONS
The Center for Excellence provides prospective customers the opportunity to experience the latest paint booth technologies firsthand. Painters and shop managers can try out GFS paint booths, REVO Systems and other paint finishing equipment before making an investment. We also provide complete product training, so you are ready to use the equipment once it’s installed.
research & Development
In addition to allowing for testing and development of our own products, the Center for Excellence offers industry partners a conducive environment for performing private research and product development. Paint companies can test their products in our premium paint booths and with our REVO Accelerated Curing Systems.
PAINTER TRAINING & CERTIFICATION
Nearly all paint companies require painters to take and pass a certification class in order to use their products and be covered under their warranty. The Center for Excellence training facility offers certification classes for paint technicians in the surrounding area.
CLASSROOM TRAINING CENTER
On the second floor of the Center for Excellence, overlooking the body shop area, a classroom is available for presentations, in-depth training and meetings. With a seating capacity of 50, the room is equipped with a state-of-the-art presentation system and high-quality webcast capabilities.
BODY SHOP ENVIRONMENT
Designed to resemble a working body shop, the Center for Excellence is fully equipped with top-of-the-line paint booths and prep areas, integrated and mobile REVO Accelerated Curing Systems, paint mixing rooms and other body shop equipment.
INTERESTED IN TOURING THE CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE?
Send us a message, and our training center manager will be in touch with you about your needs.
"I cannot thank everyone at GFS enough for your generosity and expertise. It was great to see the equipment works in person and see how beneficial it could be. I was blown away at the entire facility after our tour, and the Center for Excellence is an incredible place for training and demonstrations. GFS went above and beyond in showing me the ins and outs of each infrared curing lamp, very specific situations and tricks of the trade.
We received the demo units yesterday, and we are all excited at putting them to use!
I look forward to working with GFS in the future. Thank you again!!"