Tag Archives: Ultra XD Mix

Problem Solved — REVO Systems Provide Energy-Efficient Solution for the New Location of a Las Vegas Collision Center

Problem Solved — REVO Systems Provide Energy-Efficient Solution for the New Location of a Las Vegas Collision Center

With experience in the industry dating back to the late ‘60s, Jim Smiciklas, owner and general manager of Express Collision Center, has taught many certification classes and instilled his proven processes and management systems into owners and employees of independent shops and dealerships across the country. After working as a consultant for shop owners, painters […]


“I chose Global Finishing Solutions because of their solid reputation for quality. As I worked with GFS, I found they also have exceptional communication, customer service and technical expertise.”

“I chose Global Finishing Solutions because of their solid reputation for quality. As I worked with GFS, I found they also have exceptional communication, customer service and technical expertise.”

Maaco Collision Repair & Auto Painting 📍Carpentersville, Illinois Amar Patel recently opened a brand new Maaco body shop, complete with a GFS Ultra® XD Paint Booth and Mix Room. Please introduce your business and tell us your story: I prepped my first car when I was 14. My dad promised the car to me and […]


Problem Solved — Custom Paint Booths Designed for Custom Motorcycle Shop

Problem Solved — Custom Paint Booths Designed for Custom Motorcycle Shop

Slightly south of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, you’ll find Custom Painted Vehicles (CPV), a shop that specializes in custom paint jobs, restoration and OEM work for motorcycles and motorcycle components. Steve Wright, owner of Custom Painted Vehicles, says that customers come to them with a variety of needs — some are looking for custom designs, while others […]


“Upgrading to a GFS Paint Booth was like stepping out of a station wagon and into a Ferrari.”

“Upgrading to a GFS Paint Booth was like stepping out of a station wagon and into a Ferrari.”

Chaney Auto Works 📍 Franklin, Kentucky Scott Chaney wanted to make his shop’s superior paint jobs even better. He turned to Global Finishing Solutions. Please introduce your business and tell us your story: In 1989, I graduated high school and started classes at Bowling Green Technical College for Refinish Technology. I worked at an independent repair […]


Problem Solved — Reconditioning Center Maximizes Cycle Time with New Booth and Prep Station

Problem Solved — Reconditioning Center Maximizes Cycle Time with New Booth and Prep Station

With 16 franchised operations offering virtually every make of vehicle, Birchwood Automotive Group has grown to become the largest network of automotive retailers in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Despite being the largest, there is still room for more improvement. Since the province’s used-vehicle market is three times larger than the new one, Birchwood Group made the decision […]


Problem Solved — Collision Center Replaces Its “State-of-the-Art” Booth with a State-of-the-Art Booth

Problem Solved — Collision Center Replaces Its “State-of-the-Art” Booth with a State-of-the-Art Booth

It didn’t take long for Kent Forman to realize his Honda dealership in Brandon, Manitoba needed a body shop. After years of taking vehicles to local body shops in town, he opened a shop of his own. The location wasn’t ideal to begin with which meant a lot of trips across town from the dealership, […]


Problem Solved — Energy-Efficient, High-Production Solution for South Barrie Collision

Problem Solved — Energy-Efficient, High-Production Solution for South Barrie Collision

Providing the perfect solution for a busy shop Alec Smales of South Barrie Collision of Barrie, Ontario, Canada knew exactly what he wanted when he began planning his facility: HIGH PRODUCTION and ENERGY EFFICIENCY. In operation since 2006, South Barrie Collision puts through a staggering average of 500 cars per month, and this is made […]