Booth Blog

Posted on January 16, 2019

“I can’t say enough about the quality of GFS paint booths, because they just work. I get goosebumps.”

Shell Lake Auto Body 📍Shell Lake, Wisconsin When Scott Farley took over his father’s body shop, he wanted a way to increase production and quality. A recent expansion steered him toward the purchase of two Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) Performer® ES Paint Booths. Please introduce your business and tell us your story: My dad started […]


Posted on January 10, 2019

Problem Solved — Custom Finishing Operation Increases Workload With New Powder Coating Booth & Oven

James Terry has been working in powder coating since he was 18 years old. He says the quality of GFS equipment is better than any he has ever seen.


Posted on January 08, 2019

GFS Names Sal Parente New Executive Vice President of Sales

OSSEO, Wis. — Global Finishing Solutions® (GFS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sal Parente to the newly created position of Executive Vice President of Sales. Parente will oversee the company’s aerospace, automotive refinish and industrial sales business units. “The addition of this new executive management role will provide our organization with leadership, support […]


Posted on January 04, 2019

NFPA Code Updates: Learn What’s New in 2019

The latest revisions to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes related to paint booths and finishing systems focus on the reorganization of content so that it is easier to comprehend. Standards for paint booths, powder coating booths and paint mix rooms are presented differently in the 2019 updates of the 2018 edition of NFPA […]


Posted on January 02, 2019

How to Select the Right Equipment for Your Body Shop

The equipment you purchase today sets up your shop for growth and better profit margins tomorrow. By processing only one more vehicle per week, a shop can usually recoup its equipment investment in less than a year. Now is the best time for shop owners to purchase better equipment to position themselves for the future.


Posted on December 28, 2018

Charitable Donations 2018 — A Year in Review

It’s the holiday season, and giving back to the community is a value that Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) employees prioritize in their busy schedules, especially this time of year. GFS is committed to assisting our employees in their efforts, as well as contributing to many local causes and organizations. An internal Charitable Donations committee handles […]


Posted on December 20, 2018

Problem Solved — Quick Lane Side-Load System Provides Body Shop With Faster, Higher-Quality Repairs

In 1983 at the age of 23, Tony Cavallaro opened a body shop in Hartford, Connecticut, with a staff of four. Fast forward 35 years — Cavallaro’s shop, Airport Road Auto Body, has expanded, moved and is in the process of rebranding. No longer located on Airport Road, the now 34,000-square-foot shop will soon be […]


Posted on December 14, 2018

7 Considerations for Selecting an Aircraft Paint Booth

It is not a simple task to design a paint booth for an airplane, let alone multiple planes — an undertaking that Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) does time and again for military, commercial and business aircraft of all sizes. Aircraft paint booths must be designed to accommodate the unique shape and sheer size of aircraft […]


Posted on December 07, 2018

GFS People: Meet the Project Management Department

Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) is a family-owned and operated company, focused on our family of exceptional employees. With this “people-first” approach, our employees have every chance to flourish and make their mark. Each month, we spotlight a different department within the company, from our manufacturing floor to our office buildings. As defined by the Project […]


GFS Bench booth with items
Posted on November 30, 2018

Problem Solved — Printmaking Class Transformed with GFS Bench Booth

When a printmaking lab at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus was gutted earlier this year, Berel Lutsky wanted only one thing — a safe, high-quality paint booth for his students. Before the renovation, students worked under a chemistry lab fume hood that Lutsky retrofitted with an explosion-proof fan motor. It was far from […]


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