Two years have passed since we covered Integra Steel Truss (“Men of Steel,” August 2012). At that time, they were just starting out, leasing a portion of a warehouse to produce their first big job with a handful of part-time employees. Today, they lease the entirety of that original warehouse, have opened a second facility, grew their workforce to over 20 full-time employees and expanded their workload tenfold. “Thanks to the incredible work of our dedicated staff, we’ve been fortunate to ride this wave of economic expansion,” said Integra President Jon Moore.
With the help of building information modeling (BIM), Integra has found success landing several large clients. The 3D model pictured above is of a recent project, an army reserve training center in Windsor, CO, with 130' trusses. Split into three parts, the 73' span truss sections each weighed 800 pounds. “The CFSBCSI was instrumental in helping us show the builder how to brace these huge trusses properly, and they even ended up framing the roof system on the ground and hoisting it into place in sections,” said Moore (see photo).