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Trachte Building Systems Hires New CFO

by Holly Robinson December 17, 2012 4:24 PM
Trachte Building Systems announced that Larry Pribyl has been hired as CFO for Trachte and its subsidiaries. Larry has a BA in Mathematics from Wabash College and an MBA from Minnesota State University. He has worked for General Electric, Honeywell, and Schneider Logistics. Most recently, he served as Director of Finance and Group Controller at Andersen Windows and Renewal. Trachte also hired Brandon Eichstadt to work in sales support and promoted Pat Jarman to the customer service department. [More]

Tech-Fast Self Storage Buildings Sold to Trachte Building Systems

by Tony Gonzalez February 3, 2010 5:03 PM
Tech-Fast Self Storage founders Dave Cook and Mark Duncan announced today that they have sold the Tacoma, Washington company to Trachte Building Systems, Inc.

Tech-Fast,which was founded in 1989, designs and builds customized low- to mid-rise, pre-engineered self-storage buildings. The company's philosophy is to make self-storage properties "easy to plan, simple to build and profitable to operate." Tech-Fast advises its clients from the very beginning of a project, including finding a location, acquiring property, performing a feasibility study, obtaining city/county permits, and constructing the facility. Trachte, which is headquartered in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, runs a very similar business. It designs and produces customized, pre-engineered steel self-storage systems. Trachte makes single- and multi-story systems, portable storage, interior partitions and corridors, and boat/RV canopies. Trachte was founded in 1901, by two brothers (George and Arthur Trachte) who had become tinsmith apprentices, learned the trade, and then went into business for themselves. [More]