WEST SYSTEM: Happy Birthday to Gougeon Brothers, Inc!
As you know, we manufacture WEST SYSTEM®, PRO-SET® and ENTROPY RESINS® under licence from the Gougeon Brothers Inc, USA. Below Grace Ombry traces the company’s heritage, from its modest beginnings as a boat shop to a company which is now helping millions of people across the world build, repair and maintain boats of all sizes and description, in addition to creating bespoke pieces of art, surf, snowboard, composites parts, make musical instruments and so much more.
Here at Gougeon Brothers, Inc., we’re celebrating our 50th anniversary in business. We’ve grown from a modest boat shop that began experimenting with epoxy in the late 1960s to a trusted manufacturer and supplier of epoxies worldwide. We serve the high-end composite, boatbuilding, boat repair, and board-sports industries. Our products are manufactured under rigorous ISO 9001:2015 standards to ensure consistent high quality and performance. Marine and composites educators, designers and manufacturers consider GBI epoxies—WEST SYSTEM®, PRO-SET®, and bio-based Entropy Resins®—the gold standard in their respective markets.
Since 1983 we’ve been an employee-owned company. “Each member of our staff is invested in client success and satisfaction. That’s crucial to our business philosophy. We’re enthusiastic about our customers’ projects—whether they’re hobbyists, boat construction or repair yards, major manufacturers, or rocket scientists,” company President Alan Gurski said. “We believe in hiring people who are smart, hardworking and cooperative, and we provide our employees opportunities for growth. Our preference has always been to promote from within the company.”
Read the full article here to find out about:
- Employee Ownership and The Gougeon Workforce
- How Gougeon Invests in Education and Environmental Initiatives
- How Gougeon Supports Developing State-Of-The-Art Sailboats