Global Finishing Solutions® (GFS) is proud to have designed, manufactured and installed some of the most advanced finishing environments for automotive body shops and collision centers, aircraft manufacturers and repair facilities, military bases, industrial businesses and manufacturers, wood finishers and more. We invite you to see how our products and installations have helped our customers succeed, and learn more about how we can benefit your business too.
The Abra Brainerd body shop layout is the quintessential shop floor layout for dealerships looking to maximize efficiency. Their body shop features a GFS Side-Load Finishing System, complete with an Ultra XD Paint Booth, dual-bay Ultra XD CTOF Booth and a REVO Speed unit that can be easily positioned and moved between bays.
As one of the founders of ABRA Auto Body & Glass, Randy McPherson went off on his own to create a family-owned and operated collision repair center near Milwaukee. With four generations of McPhersons involved in the business, Mander Collision was named after Randy’s father, Mander McPherson.
For their new body shop, Olson Tire & Auto Service added a custom Side-Load Finishing System from Global Finishing Solutions (GFS), complete with an Ultra XD Paint Booth, dual-bay Ultra XD CTOF, Aluminum Repair Station and Ultra XD Paint Mix Room. GFS and Chassis Liner Supply collaborated to provide a product with the performance that the customer expected.
It has been 15 years since husband and wife team, Robert and Jane Dehnel, bought Taylor Body Shop in Merrill, Wisconsin. Since then, the family-owned and operated auto body shop has rebranded as One Way Collision Center, relocated to a brand new building nearly twice the size of their original facility and expanded their line of finishing equipment.
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.”
During the summer of 2017, GFS designed and installed finishing equipment for Marvin Engineering’s Southern California facility. Marvin came to GFS to replace their outdated equipment. With the success of their business and increased production, Marvin recognized that they needed to increase their throughput, eliminate rework, add automation and improve the overall quality of their performance coatings.
Joe Jones of Dietz Supply Company assisted the Riley brothers in outfitting their new finishing facility with a GFS Open Face Spray Booth for priming, as well as a Prep Room, Large Equipment Spray Booth and Drying Room/Clean Room. In this new facility, all of their finishing equipment is connected to create a nice pushcart workflow through the workshop.
With such intricate scenery design comes a need for high-quality finishing equipment. A pair of decade-old Open Face Spray Booths from Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) was not cutting it for the company, so Mystic Scenic Studios started looking into enclosed spray booths with an added heat option.
After selecting Titan Spray Booths as their distributor, Yardney worked with Titan and Global Finishing Solutions to create Nautilus Abrasive Blasting and Powder Coating, a full-service provider of Abrasive Blasting, Industrial Painting and Powder Coating.
In June 2014, Maxville Truck and Repair started up their new 18-by-16-by-50-foot drive-thru crossdraft Heavy-Duty Truck Paint Booth for the first time. With sandblasting and painting services in-house, there is not much they cannot do. Since the addition of their truck paint booth, they have noticed the ability to rapidly turn trucks over.
To achieve high-quality powder coating finishes, JAS Powder Coating reached out to Dietz Supply Company to supply new finishing equipment for both of their locations. In 2017, the Edgewater location was equipped with a new 40-foot-long pass-through oven and spray booth dust collectors, and in 2018, the Fort Lauderdale location was upgraded with a 34-foot-long Batch Process Oven.
In an effort to fulfill a market need to deliver products to customers faster, Shellco established a new company, Simplified Fabricators to offer high-quality utility vehicle beds and storage boxes to South Florida. Bringing powder coating services in-house with new GFS finishing equipment, they hope will help cut a 15-week lead time down to four or five weeks.