GFS History

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 September 13, 2018

GFS Celebrates Curran Group’s 100-Year Anniversary

Since 1998, Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) has been fully owned by the Curran Group, Inc., a family-owned and operated holding company based in Illinois. This year, the Curran Group is celebrating 100 years in business and GFS is taking part in the celebration.

GFS Center for Excellence
Posted on September 19, 2016

GFS Opens New Center for Excellence Training Facility

Global Finishing Solutions (GFS), a world leader in innovation for paint booths and finishing systems technologies, recently opened the doors of a new state-of-the-art training and product R&D center. The innovative Center for Excellence allows GFS to demonstrate the advantages of its most advanced, game-changing systems while also teaching proper use, tips and safety techniques. […]

Posted on August 21, 2013

The History of Spray Booths

Did you know that the origins of the spray booth go back as far as 1888? Did you know that many different spray booth manufacturers from all over the world have come and gone in that time? We do, because we’ve been through it all. You may recognize such brand names as DeVilbiss, Team Blowtherm, […]

Global Finishing solutions entry way
Posted on July 31, 2013

A Bigger & Better Global Finishing Solutions

GFS open-house welcomes suppliers, partners, employees, and their families to tour newly renovated and expanded GFS head offices & manufacturing facility in Osseo, WI. On July 24th, GFS opened it’s doors to the public to officially christen the newly renovated and expanded Osseo, Wisconsin facility that GFS calls home. After multiple stages of expansions, renovations […]

Posted on September 15, 2011

The Evolution of GFS in Osseo, Wisconsin — Growth to Be Proud of!

Continuous growth is something we strive for, year after year. 2011 marks another significant moment in the evolution of GFS! GFS’ head office and manufacturing facility in Osseo, Wisconsin has changed so much in such a short time. For this entry on the Booth Blog, we really wanted to show you all where we’ve come […]

Posted on September 08, 2011

GFS Announces Major Investment in Osseo, Wisconsin Facility

Global Finishing Solutions LLC, (GFS), is pleased to announce a $10 million dollar investment in its facilities at the Osseo, Wisconsin Corporate offices. This expansion is based upon supporting the company’s on-going growth and increasing demand for its products. The investment will be utilized for expansion of manufacturing facilities, offices, and the addition of new […]