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Wed Nov 28, 2018
Author: RV News Staff
Truma Corp. has begun construction of its new North American headquarters on CR 6 in Elkhart, Ind.
The ceremonial groundbreaking was attended by U.S. House Representative Jackie Walorski, members of the Elkhart Chamber of Commerce and Elkhart City Council, builder Nuway Construction and Truma representatives. Alexander Wottrich, CEO of Truma Germany, attended the ceremony via Skype.
“My grandfather and founder of Truma, Philipp Kreis, would be pleased to know that the company he started and named in honor of President Harry S. Truman has grown so much in North America that we are now building a headquarters in Elkhart 70 years later,” Wottrich says.
“We are grateful for the partnerships we have with the RV manufacturers, dealers and end-users who love our products and see the quality Truma brings to the market,” President and CEO of Truma North America Gerhard Hundsberger says. “We plan to grow our Truma team from the 20 employees we have right now to double in the next few years. This modern building will help us grow further and will offer a state-of-the-art work environment for all our team members.”
Nuway Construction, a design/build general contractor located in Goshen, Ind., will supervise the building construction.
“This project is a unique design and will stand out to those passing by on County Road 6,” Nuway Construction President Andy Nesbitt says. “For the office portion, we are using a combination of ACM (aluminum composite) panels and glass to give it a sleek modern look. It is a great honor to be partnering with Truma as they expand in North America.”