Revving Up For the Future: CARSTAR Thunder Bay celebrates grand re-opening of new facility

Thunder Bay, Ontario — The CARSTAR Thunder Bay team—which has been part of the community for over 25 years—recently celebrated the grand re-opening of their new facility. According to a recent press release, “the Trevisanutto family, owners of CARSTAR Thunder Bay, have an over 50-year legacy in Thunder Bay for automotive services, including Nissan, Mazda, […]

Production Power-up: Global Finishing Solutions unveils Booth Connect Remote Monitoring System

Osseo, Wisconsin — At this year’s SEMA Show, Global Finishing Solutions unveiled its Booth Connect Remote Monitoring System with the intention of upgrading automotive body shops’ remote accessing and monitoring capabilities. According to a recent press release, Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) is proud to introduce Booth Connect, a patent-pending technology that promotes remote access and […]

The EV Cure: Global Finishing Solutions releases free EV refinishing guide

Toronto, Ontario — With a steadily growing number of EVs in the Canadian car parc, refinishing jobs for these vehicles are becoming far more common for the average collision repair shop and Global Finishing Solutions wants to make sure those jobs are done safely. The automotive paint equipment developer released a free guide to safe […]

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 […]

Certified Solutions: Global Finishing Solutions partners with Certified Collision Group

Toronto, Ontario — Global Finishing Solutions has announced a partnership with Certified Collision Group. Under this new partnership program, GFS will provide CCG affiliates with equipment and technologies. CCG affiliates can also use GFS’ distribution network—which provides consulting, training, installation, service, maintenance and aftermarket support on a local level.  “GFS is proud to be the […]

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, […]

Infrared Info: Global Finishing Solutions released a free guide on infrared drying

Toronto, Ontario — Global Finishing Solutions has released a free guide on how short wave infrared (IR) drying technology can speed up shop’s operations.  As the number of work orders and competitors in the collision repair industry continues to rise, body shops must find a way to increase throughput while maintaining quality. Both are achievable […]

GFS names new executive vice president of sales

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario – January 10, 2019 – Sal Parente has been named the new executive vice president of sales for Global Finishing Solutions, overseeing the company’s aerospace, automotive refinish and industrial sales business unit. “The addition of this new executive management role will provide our organization with leadership, support and experience to assist […]