Toronto-based Tru Tech Door Systems has acquired the Therma Tru plant and its equipment in Fredericksburg, Va., and plans to re-open the plant in July. The company acquired the facility through an auctioneer to whom Therma Tru had sold the property.”It just became available and when we visited the facility, it happened to be the right time and the right place,” Tru Tech president John Careri told DWM magazine.

The new location, Tru Tech’s first in the United States, will be known as Tru Tech Doors U.S.A. and will serve as its U.S. headquarters, Careri says. The company currently has three manufacturing locations, all in Canada. Careri expects the Fredericksburg plant to serve the company’s Eastern U.S. customers.

The plant will produce light-commercial steel doors primarily, and the company plans to soon add residential entry doors as well.

Tru Tech has hired 25 former Therma Tru employees to return to the facility, and plans to have a total of 40 on staff when the company officially opens the location in July.

“When production begins in July, we plan to increase that number,” Careri added.

Therma Tru announced last October that it would be closing the facility and transferring production of the products to other Therma Tru locations. (CLICK HERE for related story.)


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