Epoxy is our business

Our WEST SYSTEM® Epoxy is the leading brand of marine epoxy for boat construction and repair. It is distributed and sold worldwide, and widely available at marine chandleries and hardware stores across the USA. PRO-SET® Epoxy, our OEM brand, is a favorite with cutting-edge composites manufacturers in the marine, auto, and aerospace industries. Our biobased brand of epoxy, Entropy Resins®, is popular with builders and manufacturers of surfboards, paddlesport and snowsport equipment, skateboards, and artists.

Work environment & culture

Currently, about 50 individuals make up the Gougeon Brothers team. It’s a friendly and open workplace where relaxed interaction across all departments and levels is the norm. We understand that the people closest to the action are in the best position to arrive at effective improvements and solutions to problems. We always welcome employees’ suggestions for creative and workable solutions that enhance our safety and productivity, as well as customer satisfaction.

Over our decades in business, we’ve developed company traditions like our annual summer picnic (we close down for the day so everyone can enjoy it), our holiday party, as well as an annual Thanksgiving feast, hot dog roast, chili cookoff, and employee recognition breakfast.


We’re located in Bay City, Michigan on the banks of the Saginaw River. This historic community of about 34,000 has good schools and nearby colleges, a top-notch library system, a thriving downtown, as well a state park and beach. 

We’ve been an Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP) company since the 1980s. As such, we return a portion of our profits to our employees in profit-sharing checks, stocks, and stock dividends. Being an ESOP company means we’re highly motivated to do our best, whether we’re supporting customers or conserving resources. We hold a company-wide meeting each month so that all of our employee-owners know exactly where we stand financially. Our generous compensation packages place us among the most competitive employers in the area and includes annual performance bonuses as appropriate. 


  • Health care coverage
  • Paid sick, emergency, and funeral days
  • Paid vacations
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid two-week sabbaticals every third year
  • Tuition and training reimbursement
  • Partial reimbursement for fitness club memberships
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables in the lunchroom


If you’re conscientious, have a great attitude, strong work ethic, and are skilled at what you do, Gougeon Brothers, Inc. may be the right place for you. To inquire in general or on any specific job posting, please use our contact form.