Booth Blog

Mander Collision
Posted on January 16, 2020

“GFS will be our official equipment partner as we continue to grow.”

As one of the founders of ABRA Auto Body & Glass, Randy McPherson went off on his own to create a family-owned and operated collision repair center near Milwaukee. With four generations of McPhersons involved in the business, Mander Collision was named after Randy’s father, Mander McPherson.


industrial galvanized paint booth
Posted on January 14, 2020

How Industrial Manufacturers Can Benefit From a Recirculating Spray Booth

To recirculate air or not to recirculate? That is the question facing industrial manufacturers needing a new paint booth that offers temperature and humidity controls for specific liquid coatings.


Olson Body Shop
Posted on January 07, 2020

Problem Solved – Tire & Auto Service Expands With New Body Shop

For their new body shop, Olson Tire & Auto Service added a custom Side-Load Finishing System from Global Finishing Solutions (GFS), complete with an Ultra XD Paint Booth, dual-bay Ultra XD CTOF, Aluminum Repair Station and Ultra XD Paint Mix Room. GFS and Chassis Liner Supply collaborated to provide a product with the performance that the customer expected.


Posted on December 31, 2019

Charitable Donations 2019 — A Year in Review

As another year comes to an end and we reflect on everything we have accomplished, it is giving back to the community that Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) truly values. We appreciate all of the employees who prioritize it in their busy schedules, especially this time of year. GFS is dedicated to assisting our employees in their charitable efforts, as well as contributing to many local causes and organizations. 


Posted on December 26, 2019

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. We have highlighted some of the improvements, additions and expansions that GFS has encountered over the last decade.


Posted on December 17, 2019

Problem Solved — Additional Ultra® Paint Booth Relieves Bottleneck for Collision Center’s New Location

It has been 15 years since husband and wife team, Robert and Jane Dehnel, bought Taylor Body Shop in Merrill, Wisconsin. Since then, the family-owned and operated auto body shop has rebranded as One Way Collision Center, relocated to a brand new building nearly twice the size of their original facility and expanded their line of finishing equipment.


Paint Booth Doors
Posted on December 12, 2019

Choosing the Right Paint Booth Doors

The amount of space available in a shop often dictates the type of paint booth doors that are chosen. Whether the paint booth is indoors or outdoors also plays a factor. Selecting the right paint booth doors is crucial to ensure a proper seal for the booth and to allow enough room to move products in and out of the spray booth.


Posted on November 26, 2019

Greg’s Speed Shop Changes the Restoration Industry One Memory at a Time

When Greg Stelse visited the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan with his wife and business partner, Leah, he left knowing what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. An experienced truck driver and successful business owner, he had to break the news to Leah that he wanted to sell their multi-million dollar company and open up shop to focus on the “average guy.”


Posted on November 21, 2019

Valuable Tax Savings on Capital Equipment Purchases Through Bonus Depreciation

If your business purchased capital equipment this year, you can likely claim an immediate, first-year deduction when filing your taxes in 2020.


Posted on November 13, 2019

4 Considerations When Purchasing a Gas or Electric Industrial Oven

Several considerations must be taken when choosing between a gas and electric oven, as your decision will have a direct impact on your business’ financial and production capabilities. We have identified four things for you to know about gas and electric ovens.


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