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Posted on July 02, 2020

How Project Managers Help Actualize Your Capital Equipment Investment

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.


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. 


Front Entrance of Global Finishing Solutions Headquarters
Posted on October 04, 2019

A Behind-The-Scenes Look at a Wisconsin Spray Booth Manufacturer

As a vertical manufacturer, raw materials are transformed at our facility into paint booths and finishing equipment for the automotive, industrial and aerospace industries, among others. How are they made? Let’s start from the beginning.


Posted on August 16, 2019

GFS Fuels Partnership with Local Fire Department

GFS employees, fortunately, do not have to decide between responding to an emergency call and having a career. From the manufacturing floor, where you can find Al and firefighter-in-training Cory Lange, to the office, where Terry works in design, all were quick to mention the positive role GFS plays in allowing them to balance both their day job and volunteer firefighting efforts. 


Posted on August 13, 2019

Global Finishing Solutions Engineer Appointed Chair of ASSP Z9 Committee

Geoff Raifsnider, senior mechanical engineer at Global Finishing Solutions® (GFS), has been appointed chair of the American Society of Safety Professionals’ Z9 Health and Safety Standards for Ventilation Systems committee.


Posted on August 09, 2019

GFS Mentorship Program Prepares High School Students for Careers in Welding

This past school year, GFS collaborated with Alma Center and Osseo-Fairchild School Districts in Wisconsin to form a mentorship program to promote careers in manufacturing and welding. GFS sent some of their experienced welders, Tim Urness and Corey Olson, to mentor local students in their Advanced Welding II class, providing them industry skills and experience beyond the traditional classroom.


Posted on July 02, 2019

Made in America: The Benefits of Manufacturing In-House

By manufacturing in the United States, Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) is proud to provide hundreds of jobs to hardworking Americans. This also ensures a smooth, hassle-free experience for our valued customers.


Posted on March 01, 2019

GFS Celebrates Employee Appreciation Day

In honor of Employee Appreciation Day, we would like to highlight our employees and the actions they take every day to improve our customer experience, assist coworkers and drive our business forward. To acknowledge all of the small acts that make a big impact on our business and culture, GFS established the Global Goodness program.


Posted on February 21, 2019

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day — An Interview with Tabitha Raifsnider

To celebrate Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, we sat down with Tabitha Raifsnider, daughter of Geoff Raifsnider, a mechanical engineer at Global Finishing Solutions (GFS). Exploring a future in engineering, Tabitha is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, majoring in mechanical engineering.


Posted on December 28, 2018

Charitable Donations 2018 — A Year in Review

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 distributing educational scholarships, monetary donations and custom-made fire rings for various community events, fundraisers, silent auctions and more.


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