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About Us

Ground Effects Ltd

From modest beginning in Windsor (Canada), Ground Effects, Ltd. (“GFX”) has grown from a family-owned aftermarket manufacturer of tubular products in 1986 to a leading producer of OEM-level automotive accessories with nearly 40 locations worldwide. An innovative approach to development in partnership with OEMs and reputable aftermarket organizations has led to a broad range of manufacturing capabilities that include worldclass metal working, injection molding, large-scale coating, and automated assembly techniques on a scale that bring exceptional quality to exterior automotive accessories.

In recent years, GFX has developed the capability to accessorize or up-fit finished vehicles at modification centers that are strategically located at assembly plants across North America and Asia. GFX is proud of the recognition received by customers, industry partners, and charitable organizations in the US, Canada, and Mexico. These accolades reflect the leadership and the people of GFX that build outstanding products and contribute generously to the surrounding communities that we service.

Mission Statement

It is the purpose of this Company to provide our Customers with a product that is considered to be of the highest quality standard. We are commmitted as a group to lead the industry with new designs and techniques. Our goal as a manufacturer is to provide a clean and safe work place for our employees, and be conscientious toward preserving our environment.

We reward performance and encourage loyalty, honesty and respect in our employees. We are dedicated to strive for continous improvement throughout the future of Ground Effects, Ltd.
Jim Scott

Jim Scott, President

James Scott (Jim) is President at Ground Effects, Ltd. (GFX) and CEO of the parent organization, IXS Coatings. GFX has grown from a small family-operated shop in 1986 to a 38-facility operation that services customers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Thailand, South Africa, and China with over 3,800 associates. Jim is a wish grantor for Make a Wish of Southwestern Ontario, helping raise over $4,000,000 for wishes since its inception.

Following the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, Jim established his own NGO, Enable Haiti, which has expanded in recent years to include 3 orphanages with over 600 children, teachers, and staff members.

Jim is a huge supporter in GFX’s hometown of Windsor, Ontario including The Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation (where he holds the volunteer role of Chair), the Downtown Mission, Hospice of Windsor Essex County, The Alzheimer's Society of Windsor-Essex, and many other local charities. Jim encourages and supports dozens of other charities in each of the municipalities where GFX facilities exist.