Structural Truss Systems Invests $28.5M in New Facility

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Originally Published by: Journal of Commerce — November 14, 2023
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Design and manufacturing company Structural Truss is putting $28.5 million into a new Fort Macleod facility with 33 permanent and 12 temporary jobs planned.

Structural Truss Systems Ltd. is going forward with a $28.5 million facility in Fort Macleod, Alta. with help from a nearly $1 million investment from the Alberta government’s Investment and Growth Fund. From left, Matt Jones, Alberta minister of jobs, economy and trade, Structural Truss Systems Ltd. CEO Brett Feyter and Alberta MLA for Livingstone-Macleod Chelsae Petrovic.

Established in 1981 in Fort Macleod, Structural Truss designs and manufactures engineered building systems such as roof trusses, open-web floor truss systems, prefabricated wall panels and laminated posts. The 180,000-square-foot facility is projected to be manufacture-ready by the end of 2024 and will house a training facility, a release said.

“The Alberta government’s support for our new production facility is a big boost for doing business in a small rural Alberta community. Since our early beginnings in the 1980s, it has been incredibly rewarding and exciting to see our operations’ growth alongside the growth of Fort Macleod. This expansion means we can better support our customers, our employees and, most of all, continue growing in our local community,” Structural Truss Systems Ltd. CEO Brent Feyter said in a statement.

Nearly $1 million in government funding for the new facility came from the rural stream of Alberta’s Investment and Growth Fund, established in 2021.

“Structural Truss’s investment in the new Fort Macleod facility marks a significant milestone in Alberta’s economic growth, reinforcing the region’s potential and resilience. With support from the Investment and Growth Fund, Alberta’s commitment to fostering sustainable development and job creation remains unwavering. By strategically nurturing key sectors, the government continues to pave the way for robust economic development and community prosperity,” Livingstone-Macleod MLA Chelsae Petrovic added.