InteFrame Supports Community Through Meals on Wheels
Originally published by: Idaho News — November 18, 2019
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InteFrame is located at 1102 N. Franklin Blvd. in Nampa.
The sights and sounds along the production lines at Nampa's InteFrame are stunning and impressive.
The company manufactures roof and floor trusses and employs 170 workers on an 11+ acre campus on Franklin Boulevard.
Each truss - a custom design - for residential or commercial jobs - sometimes as large as 60 feet wide.
"What they do is, they'll put these plates on here by hand with a hammer and then when they get the truss completely put together, then the roller will come over," explained InteFrame's Human Resources Manager Noe Rodriguez, who took CBS 2 on a walking tour of the company's production line.
It's a finely-tuned assembly process, where lumber is lined up based on computer-precise measuring and then assembled into a triangular shape.
It's a critical architectural design from which the rest of a building will be constructed.
"And then when it comes through here, and it slides on to here and this is the conveyor belt that goes out - it's stacked outside and then the forklifts will come and pick it up and take it to the area that's supposed to be staged at - because there could be other parts that are coming from other areas for that same job," Rodriguez said, pointing to the production process.
InteFrame is one of the major sponsors for this year's 27th annual Canyon County Festival of Trees.
Bids on Christmas trees will collectively help fund the annual operating costs for both the Nampa and Caldwell Meals on Wheels programs, delivering free, hot meals to home-bound seniors in the Treasure Valley.
"Meals on Wheels is one that we really like because not only does it support people who are in need, but it actually provides an opportunity for other people to serve those people who are in need - by taking those meals out - so we really love the grass-roots nature of Meals on Wheels," said Caleb Doty, the company's Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Doty views InteFrame and the Canyon County Festival of Trees as a natural fit.
"When the company employees see that we care about them, we take care of them, but they also see that we reach out and we take care of the community - it just really provides a great sense of morale, comradery for those employees who want to be a part of our community," he said.
InteFrame is marking its tenth year in the Treasure Valley - serving Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona.
The company has plans to grow its customer base, truss by truss, without losing sight of its community foundation - and that includes the Canyon County Festival of Trees.
InteFrame employees hope to see the general public at all four days of the festival.
"If they only see the finished product, that's always great, but they need to see also the people that are putting it together, how hard they work, and what it takes at the end, because from start to finish, it's the people that have the heart - which are the volunteers," Rodriguez. "They're there for one reason and one reason only - and that's to give."
The Canyon County Festival of Trees runs Friday, November 29th through the Gala night Monday, December 2nd.