Trussbilt New Line Leads to New Hires

HURON, S.D. — Trussbilt LLC, a Vadnais Heights, Minn.-based manufacturer of security doors, frames, wall panels and ceilings in North America, announced the startup of a second production line for its TrussWall steel wall panel product.

With this addition at its Huron, S.D. facility, Trussbilt more than doubles its current TrussWall production capacity.

Hear J.J. Ramsey, vice president of Sales and Marketing at Trussbilt, talk about why the company added a second line and what impacts it is expected to have.

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President and CEO Tim Browne said this investment responds to increased usage of its TrussWall product in correctional and other secure facilities.

“I am gratified that a product developed by Trussbilt employees has gained wide acceptance by architects and contractors nationwide,” he said. “This new line will give us greater flexibility in manufacturing multiple projects simultaneously.”

The new TrussWall line includes features like a CNC laser, a bidirectional folding machine, two 20-head custom welders, and a large range of material handling equipment.

The line builds on Trussbilt’s patented TrussCore thin wall technology to supply the lightest and most secure wall system on the market, according to company officials.

The company has hired an additional 20 operators in recent months and expects to add 15-20 more operators by year-end.

“We are very excited to have this new equipment up and running,” said Plant Manager Gary Tschetter. “TrussWall’s success has allowed us to hire new people in a difficult economic environment.”

Company officials report that Trussbilt is committed to adding capacity to meet increasing demand for TrussWall and other TrussWall Cell System products.

“This equipment, combined with recent upgrades to our ERP and engineering systems, allows us to reduce lead times for both submittal drawings and manufacturing,” Browne said. “We are committed to serving the correctional industry with the highest quality, most secure products available.”