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.”
Compared to repairs on conventional steel-bodied vehicles, aluminum repair work requires specialized equipment and additional training for technicians. This presents the possibility of new challenges for the collision repair industry, with more aluminum-bodied vehicles expected to enter the market as automakers try to meet the government’s fuel economy targets.
GFS is eager to welcome Mike and Jim Ring of the Ringbrothers to Booth No. 11119 at this year’s SEMA Show, from Nov. 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Part of an action-packed, educational event, GFS is dedicated to providing solutions and insights to support your shop from start to refinish.
Infrared curing technology is not just limited to curing paint; it can be incorporated into many stages of the shop process to significantly increase throughput. And with the availability of mobile systems, infrared curing technology can be easily incorporated into shop processes without having to change existing equipment.
To serve their customers faster while upholding their finishes to the highest standard, Dalton Collision opened a second location in January 2019 with a GFS Side-Load Finishing System, complete with an Ultra® XR Paint Booth with REVO Speed and an Excel Workstation, along with mobile REVO units.
Problem Solved — Ringbrothers Save Time and Money, Improve Quality with GFS Paint Booth and REVO Systems
As the Ringbrothers continue to grow, their GFS paint booth continues to stand the test of time, and they continuously count on GFS for new technology and advancements, such as REVO Systems, to improve their operation.
“With our GFS automotive paint booths, we produce much cleaner paint jobs and have definitely increased our efficiency.”
In 2002, Scott Griffin opened the doors at Griffin Automotive Design, a family-owned and operated restoration facility. 16 years later, Griffin introduced two new GFS automotive paint booths, as part of the opening of a new state-of-the-art facility. The new facility and equipment is part of Griffin’s commitment to providing the best possible service to all of their restoration and collision repair customers.
“Our state-of-the-art paint booth has helped us increase our car count and meet delivery dates. Our painters absolutely love it.”
Within Lucas Salter’s family-owned business, the commitment to maintaining top-notch service, quality repairs and great customer relations translated into purchasing a state-of-the-art GFS Ultra Paint Booth.
Ryan Cropper wanted two things for his Alaskan body shops — local support and energy efficiency. He got all that and more with Global Finishing Solutions’ (GFS) network of local distributors and Ultra Paint Booths.
Car accidents can be a traumatic experience, and afterward, body shops are the last place people want to visit. Jesse and Cathy Ruhmann wanted to help alleviate that stress for customers. That’s why they broke off on their own in 2015 to open Referral Collision in Shakopee, Minnesota.