Trussco is a leading regional manufacturer of wood products for the construction industry and a real success story at the Quonset Business Park. While they have operated their manufacturing headquarters at the Business Park since 1989, Trussco has grown remarkably in the last four years.
Stark Truss, the new parent company that employs 800 people across 14 locations, purchased Trussco’s North Kingstown headquarters in 2015. Quonset’s location was a driving factor in Stark Truss expansion into Rhode Island and their decision to invest over $500,000 in technological upgrades at the plant. Quonset’s Southern New England location enables Stark Truss to serve their large customer base in Boston, New York and Hartford. The 14 miles of freight rail lines through the Business Park and close proximity to Interstate 95 also make it easy to ship supplies into the Park and quickly get finished products to their end locations.
Stark Truss has not only invested in a future at Quonset but is sharing their family-first company ethos, as well. Stephen Yoder, president of Stark Truss, says that the management team is committed to creating a family atmosphere, and want their employees feel like they are a part of something larger than themselves. For instance, their main office in Canton, Ohio is called Corporate Support instead of “Corporate Headquarters.”
In addition to being a family-first company, Stark Truss donates 10% of all profits to the Abner-Esther Yoder Foundation, which supports humanitarian-based missions around the world, in honor of Stark Truss founders Abner and Esther Yoder. The foundation recently helped build a hospital in Guatemala, and is dedicated to lending their building expertise and leftover materials to projects in need.
Quonset is excited to see Trussco’s continuing growth!