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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Project managers at GFS are detail-oriented and organized, with diverse backgrounds ranging from project management and construction to aerospace, injection molding, packaging and quality. They are focused on safety and quality, with an eye for problem solving. Being team-oriented, GFS project managers support each other and have fun along the way.
The Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship Program is a statewide school-to-work initiative providing high school students with hands-on learning in an occupational area, while participating in a related class. The program’s purpose is to prepare students to be successful members of the workforce through classroom and mentored on-the-job learning.
Located in the heart of Western Wisconsin, our company headquarters in Osseo is a short, 20-minute drive from Eau Claire and two hours from Madison and the Twin Cities in Minnesota. Our employees choose to live in many of the surrounding cities and towns of varying population sizes — perfect for people who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of major metropolitan areas while still taking part in major events.