Tech Acquires Therma Tru Plant in Fredericksburg, Va.
June 4, 2009
Twenty-five workers formerly employed by Therma Tru's Fredericksburg,
Va., facility prior to the company's closing last fall are now back
to work. Toronto-based Tru Tech Door Systems re-hired the employees
upon its acquisition of the Therma Tru plant and its equipment.
Tru Tech acquired the facility through an auctioneer to whom Therma
Tru had sold the property and plans to re-open it in July.
"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 USGNN.com.
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.
In addition to the 25 former Therma Tru employees, Tru Tech plans
to have a total of 40 on staff when it officially opens the location
"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
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