Westside Finishing began in the early 1980’s, when company founder Brian Bell set out to offer liquid-based coatings in West Springfield, Massachusetts. As the paint industry continued to evolve, powder coating was being introduced as an environmentally friendly alternative to other paint methods. Brian, joined by his wife and company manager Jeanne, decided to move forward and purchase their first powder coating batch booth in 1986 to help the company reach a broad range of new customers. With much success from this addition, more requests came in for powder coating and eventually Westside Finishing found itself ready to relocate and expand production.
In 1994 Westside Finishing had found its new home in the historic “Paper City” of Holyoke, Massachusetts. This new facility would come to provide 30,000 square ft of space to accommodate large jobs and to allow room for the installation of more powder coating equipment, including the conveyorized powder coating line. The conveyorized line allows for a much quicker turn around for high volume jobs without compromising the quality of the final product. Today, Westside Finishing no longer has the demand for liquid coatings and focuses on the powder coating and silk-screening services. Our facility holds several sized batch booth setups, our conveyorized powder coating line, silk screening and pad printing capabilities among many other options for pretreatment and production prep work.
As the company continues to change with the times, the one thing that remains the same is the family values instilled in every piece of production. Westside Finishing remains dedicated in growing with the industry by continuing to research new methods and equipment, increasing inventory, attending industry networking events and bringing new members onto the team. Although Brian has recently begun his retirement in 2019, his wife Jeanne serves as the company Controller and his son and 2nd generation company President, Korey Bell leads the way to a future that looks brighter than ever for WSF.
“At Westside Finishing, you can count on getting the quality you need when you are working with a company based on the family values of communication, honesty, fairness and respect. We work closely with our customers on exact specifications needed to get the job done right the first time. Our goal is for you to keep coming back for quality and service that your business can rely on.”
We look forward to helping you with your next project. Call our office today or visit our contact page for more information.