GFS is excited to announce that Platinum Equipment has joined our automotive and truck refinish distribution team, bolstering GFS’ ability to provide extraordinary service to body shops in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and western Wisconsin.
When Duncan Aviation needed an aircraft paint booth for a new MRO facility in Provo, Utah, Chad Doehring was faced with an easy decision. He had seen GFS Aircraft Paint Booths in action already, and was well aware of their efficiency and the high-quality finishes they consistently produce.
Two years ago, Eric Gutknecht took the plunge and opened his own body shop, Eric’s Auto Body. Lacking the top-of-the-line equipment needed to make a dent in his competition, Eric invested in new GFS equipment to set his shop up for success.
New finishing equipment from GFS was so efficient, it alleviated Sleepy Hollow Auto Group’s bottlenecks and propelled the Wisconsin shop on the fast track to prosperity.
On large jobs or jobs with multiple equipment installs, it is essential to invest in finishing equipment from a manufacturer with project management capabilities. Businesses with dedicated project managers can invest more time in project planning; conduct more frequent project reviews to assess risks, milestones and value; and measure project outcomes more frequently.
A variety of personal protective equipment (PPE) is needed to keep painters safe on the job and help prevent health problems. Knowing how to mitigate the hazards of paint booths and which type of PPE is appropriate for tasks are the keys to running a safe finishing operation.
For industrial manufacturers with conveyor systems in their paint operation, an effective preventative maintenance plan can often be the difference between running at peak efficiency and suffering through costly downtime. Routine preventative maintenance and proper cleaning help ensure your conveyor system is operating efficiently, saving you time and money.
GFS Poly is a new, premium exhaust filter solution for high-volume shops. With an exceptional holding capacity and efficiency rating, GFS Poly provides long-lasting performance, reduced costs and increased paint shop productivity.
Whether you have a new or aging paint booth, the steps you take throughout the painting process — from prep work to the final finish — can significantly impact how well your booth performs. By following proper paint booth procedures, you can improve the quality of your paint finishes and increase the overall productivity of your booth.
Working with UW-Platteville students, GFS developed prototypes of paint booth doors, featuring switches that will make for improved door sensing and positioning. This project put our core values of Partnership and Continuous Improvement in action, while allowing us to collaborate with students to generate fresh ideas to improve our product line.