Portfolio Spotlight

Gilson Snow

Gilson Snow, one of the fastest-growing custom ski and snowboard companies, manufactures innovative products with a patented 3-dimensional base. They produce hundreds of skis and snowboards weekly, featuring limited edition artwork from Pennsylvania artists, custom graphics, NHL teams, musicians, and more.

In November 2022, a fire devastated their Winfield production facility, destroying the building, equipment, and nearly all work in progress. Fortunately, no one was on-site, and 50 boards survived. The team resumed work the next day to complete orders. By June 2023, they acquired a new property, began redesigning the manufacturing floor, rebuilt proprietary machinery, and planned to resume production within months.

Ben Franklin Northeast’s investment supported hiring staff, scaling manufacturing capabilities, and expanding marketing efforts.

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