Staying Fluid: HMFT named preferred distributor of GFS products in Alberta and Saskatchewan

Wisconsin, United States — Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) is proud to partner with MHFT, formerly known as Howard Marten Fluid Technologies, as its preferred automotive and truck refinish distributor in Alberta and Saskatchewan, giving body shops and collision repair centres a reliable equipment supplier with a history of fluid handling expertise. This follows HMFT’s acquisition […]

The EV Cure: GFS releases free guide on EV curing methods

Barrie, Ontario — Nothing gets a technician nervous like an unfamiliar EV rolling into the shop to get some work done—luckily Global Finishing Solutions has just released a free guide that provides the basic dos and don’ts to follow when working alongside electric vehicles. In a new guide called “The Electric Slide,” GFS has laid […]

Triple Threat: Global Finishing Solutions appoints three new VPs

Osseo, Wisconsin ⁠— Global Finishing Solutions has announced the appointment of three new vice presidents: Tom Carlson, VP of operations; Marty Hedlund, VP of industrial sales and Ellie Ramey, VP of auto refinish sales. As vice president of operations, Carlson offers 20 years of leadership experience in the industrial sector. He has worked with change […]

Up Fore Grabs: GFS to host Helicopter Ball drop with $2,000 prize

Osseo, Wisconsin ⁠— Looking for your chance to win either US$2,000 or a signed jacket from custom car builders the Ringbrothers? Well, you better bust out your wallet and buy up as many golf balls as you can⁠—Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) and the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) have a contest for you! On Wednesday, […]

GFS partners with RollSeal to offer affordable fabric roll-up doors


By CRM Staff Osseo, Wisconsin — October 27, 2017 — Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) has partnered with RollSeal Automated Door Systems to offer a space and cost-saving roll-up door option for paint booths and other finishing equipment.  In a statement released by GFS, the company said RollSeal Doors can be installed easily at a booth’s […]

GFS appoints Mick Ramis as VP of Automotive Refinish Sales

Mick Ramis has been named VP of Automotive Refinish Sales for GFS. He first joined the company in 2016.

Osseo, Wisconsin — September 26, 2017 — Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) has announced the promotion of Mick Ramis to the role of Vice President of Automotive Refinish Sales. “I am excited to take on the responsibilities and challenges of the automotive refinish business unit and use my experience to capitalize on opportunities and bring success […]

GFS releases Booth Shield peelable booth protection

According to GFS, Booth Shield is compatible with all types of booths, and provides a bright, clean finish on paint booth surfaces while insuring prime visibility for those working inside the booth.

Osseo, Wisconsin — September 12, 2017 — Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) has released Booth Shield, a complete line of peelable coatings for helping protect paint booth walls, windows, lights and floors. “GFS is excited to offer our customers a fast, easy solution for booth protection and overspray capture,” said Mick Ramis, Business Unit Manager at […]

CARSTAR Flint Road designed for production line flow

CARSTAR Flint Road's 118-ft. custom GFS prep bay. The bay features two REVO Rapid IR curing systems, as well as a side-load rail and dolly system.

Calgary, Alberta — March 29, 2017 — Mark Kharfan is Director of Operations for the Kharfan Group, a group of 10 CARSTAR locations in Alberta. His newest location, CARSTAR Flint Road, was designed to use a production line flow for superior flexibility and efficiency.     The CARSTAR Flint Road location now boasts several top-of-the-line Global […]