A-1 Industries Celebrates 45 Years of Excellence
A-1 Industries of Florida, Inc. (A-1), a leading manufacturer of pre-engineered wood trusses in the Southeastern United States and the Caribbean, is celebrating its 45th anniversary with the launch of a new corporate video and a special day of appreciation for its employees.
"What sets us apart from other manufacturers is our people," says John Herring, A-1's President and CEO. "We use state-of-the-art software and have amazing facilities, but our team is truly our company bedrock. They are the reason we have been in business for more than four decades."
A-1's special day of employee appreciation will be held on Tuesday, September 20th, at its Fort Pierce, Fla., and Bainbridge, Ga., manufacturing facilities.
A-1 was formed in 1977 as A-1 Roof Trusses. In 2022, the company changed its corporate name to A-1 Industries of Florida and laid plans to use the A-1 brand name to identify all future bases of operation.
Since 1977, A-1's accomplishments have been extraordinary. A-1 ranks in the top 5 percent of all building materials manufacturers in single-site production quality and efficiency through its use of technology. Over the years, A-1 has won many awards for its business operations, including Manufacturer of the Year in 2022 by the South Florida Manufacturers Association and the 2021 Best Places to Work in St. Lucie County, Fla.
"A-1 has enjoyed 100 percent growth in the past three years," says Jan Beck, A-1's Executive Vice president and CFO. "We ship 40 to 50 units daily, and we're positioned to ship 100 to 200 units a day with the continued ramp-up of our Bainbridge facility."
As A-1 celebrates 45 years, Herring says the company plans for the long-term. "Our vision is for A-1 to be a 100-year company," Herring says. “We will continue to use technology and focus on people to change the way America builds homes.”