Tuesday, March 30, 2010

GSG adds Galkin to the team

Global Systems Group®, is pleased to welcome Galkin Automated Products to our team of leading mattress machinery companies. The desirable products and technology of Galkin Automated Products will strengthen and diversify the machinery choices GSG can provide.



New York-based Galkin Automated Products has served sewn products industries for over a century. The trusted products of Galkin Automated Products have developed a faithful following and Global Systems Group is pleased to be able to meet even more of the needs of our mutual customer base. By joining with GSG, Galkin Automated Products customers will have an expanded product selection and more extensive customer service through the global network of GSG companies.

Welcome aboard, Galkin! Here is a little more info about this new team member.

 
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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Greetings from your GSG staff

Global Systems Group had a crew from nearly every region of the world on hand to meet with our worldwide customer base at ISPA Expo 2010. Everyone was kept busy meeting with many old colleagues as well as introducing themselves to some new faces too.

If you were unable to attend and would like updated on all the new equipment please contact your GSG representative as soon as you can.

The staff of Global Systems Group looks forward to meeting with you at the next opportunity.

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The show is over: now the real work begins!

Thank you for an overwhelmingly successful ISPA Expo 2010. We anticipated a good response to our new mattress machines, but customer reactions exceeded all our expectations. Thanks again for the great show.

The hall floor is now empty, but GSG mattress machinery is ready to fill factory floors now. If you have more questions about the equipment we displayed or still need to see other options, please contact your GSG salesman for assistance.

DST-60 quilt panel de-stacker

For instance, did you get a chance to see a demonstration of our DST-60, de-stacker? This machine automatically lifts mattress panels into place for flanging or serging following the panel cutting operation. It reduces non-value added touches by the flange operator by positioning the panel into place when the flanger is ready for the next panel.

You're always welcome to request more info through our GSG website form as well.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Gribetz debuts dedicated border quilter at ISPA Expo

This dedicated border quilt machine, from Gribetz International, was a popular topic at the ISPA Expo. This quilt machine's footprint is about half the size of a typical mattress panel quilter.

Border Quilt Machine

The Border Quilter has incorporated slitter blades on the exit side and slit border material is collected on a wind up roll. This works well as a part of a mattress border work cell as displayed in GSG booth 2625. This machine is capable of producing enough border material to match two mattress top panel quilt machines, depending of pattern selection.

This allows mattress manufacturers to keep full size quilters dedicated to producing top panels while this machine churns out complementing border material.


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Porter International introduces new vertical handle system at ISPA EXPO

I'm finally back in the office and pleased to share more info about the ISPA EXPO 2010. Global Systems Group had a great show and we thank all of you who could join us in Charlotte, and we look forward to sharing our new equipment with those of you who could not attend.

Vertical Handle Machine


This highly affordable Porter vertical handle system works in conjunction with the strap maker and cutter system shown separately. This efficient handle machine easily adds handles to mattress borders in the border work cell.

This efficient method is dependable and easy to operate. The strong handle sewing secures the vertical handles to the edges of the border material.

Porter International has once again provided the mattress industry with an efficient, reliable system for another popular application.

Contact your GSG rep to learn more about this border work cell.

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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Congratulations GSG winners

Congratulations, Spadina Industries (Sleepers)! Barbara Hodges and Ron van Meenen won the 32" Samsung HD TV we gave away during our prize drawings.

GSG rep, Darryl Oyler, Barbara Hodges, Ron van Meenen and GSG President, Tony Garrett


The TV was displayed at the Gribetz Paragon M+ quilt machine and customers were given the opportunity to enter the drawing while seeing demonstrations of the quilter in operation.

In a separate drawing, Mattress Direct won a portable DVD player. Customers were encouraged to see a demonstration of the new Porter Cinch-Loc pillowtop system.

Congratulations to all our winners and thanks to all our customers for visiting with us during ISPA Expo 2010!


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Friday, March 5, 2010

Day 3 and we are pleased to see customers continuing to visit us in GSG booth 2625. Curiosity in our newer equipment has been strong

GSG are Value Champions and our customers are #1

We have seen many very pleased customers at GSG Booth 2625. Here are our Brazil friends being awarded our GSG Valued Customer award.

We are finding customers are very enthusiastic about our new mattress machines. We have dozens of offices around the world. Take a look at our global offices and contact a local sales rep to see how we can help you in you mattress factory.


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Fan Appreciation Night at ISPA EXPO

Fan Appreciation Night was a fantastic event. Hundreds of guests danced and played games and enjoyed the company of good industry friends.
Many guests enjoyed a great time and we were thrilled to host the good time.

The racing contest winners were called on stage to receive their respective prizes and gladly accepted the Racing Experience prizes to the cheers of the crowd.
Thank you mattress industry for all your support and we look forward to the next opportunity like this to express our gratitude.


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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Gribetz Advanced Training Seminars

Gribetz engineer, Jim Bondanza, is hosting advanced training seminars this afternoon and tomorrow afternoon.


I sat in on some of his creative teaching and I was amazed to learn new things about machines I am surrounded by each day.

If you are at the show and wish to learn more about how your GSG machinery can make you more money, Jim's training sessions are a must for you to attend!

He is covering Gribetz true BatchMode software and quilter troubleshooting.


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Top drivers at Booth 2625

Mark Quinn is currently announcing winners of our Racing Experience contest. The top qualifers over two days of competition are gathered for a final race-off.


The race car simulator has been a tremendous hit in the booth during ISPA EXPO. The fun will continue at the Fan Appreciation Night party tonight at the North Carolina Music Factory. More racing arcade games will be included with great food, drinks and music.

It's official: Tim Westrate is the day's top driver. Tim will receive his prize, an authentic racing experience at a top stock car race track, at tonight's party!

Congratulations to all our contestants, and congratulations to all our customers who choose GSG mattress machinery.

Good morning Day 2 at ISPA Expo

Good morning from the GSG booth on Day 2 of ISPA Expo.


Yesterday, this new Porter International PALS 2000 automated label machine saw a lot of attention. It has similar sewing technology used in more familiar PALS 3000 mattress panel auto-labeler.

The PALS 2000 is designed for the growing popularity of applying mattress labels to the borders. The high speed automation allows the operator to multi-task on other work while the PALS 2000 sews on the label.

I'll share more info on new GSG mattress machines throughout the show.


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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Day 1 is Done

The ISPA Expo is off to a great start in the GSG Booth 2625!

The 5:00 exit call has sounded so it's time to turn to clean up, prep for tomorrow, have a warm meal and get a good night's sleep.

All the new mattress machines GSG is demonstrating worked great and interest grew as the day rolled on.

Hopefully, the momentum will continue tomorrow.


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Racing till the end of Day 1

Day 1 at ISPA Expo is approaching a close. We have a few good drivers closing in on the winning time.

This race car simulator is very popular in the booth. There's a lot of fun with some fast paced good times. The racing contest will end on Thursday, so get in the race as soon as you can.

Winners will recieve their Racing Experience prize on Thursday night at the Fan Appreciation party.

GSG has some great mattress machines in Booth 2625, but I must admit this is one of the most popular.

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Opening Day at ISPA Expo for GSG

It has been a wild week preparing all the new equipment for the ISPA Expo. We've seen cold weather, snow, rain and now the opening day has finally arrived.

Here is an initial glimpse at the booth entrance at GSG Booth 2625. I'll discuss more about the new mattress machines we are demonstrating and update more show information.

OK - I must return to customer assistance for now.....



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