At 41 Truss we firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset. There is a direct correlation between Responsibility, Authority, and Accountability for every member of the 41 Truss Family of Employees and their respective roles within the company. A Tiered Metric System has been established to promote this culture and improve company performance in everything we do. Metrics are designed to not only produce positive, measurable, and sustainable results for the company, but also to offer our employees the opportunity to improve their quality of work life while at 41 Truss and beyond.
41 Truss was purchased in October of 2005 by Dave Wood. Dave comes to 41 Truss with over 25 years as president, partner, or board member of other commodity based manufacturing businesses of a larger scale. Following the acquisition, Dave and the 41 Truss Team focused on an extensive analysis of how to improve every activity of the business.
Dave was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Tampa Bay Builders Association www.tbba.net and intends to increase the value of that organization to it's members.
"I am extremely pleased with the talent and dedication of the Family of Employees we have at 41 Truss. They have embraced the new business culture and are focused, engaged, aligned, and committed to do everything possible to improve every aspect of our business and add value to the customer experience." "We all realize that to be the best, we need to work harder and smarter as a team every day".
In support and recognition of our focus on The 41 Truss Family of Employees and their entire well being, 41 Truss is the proud recipient of the University of South Florida's Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Award, or SHARP AWARD, approved by OSHA and considered the most prestigious national award recognizing safety in the workplace. There are a total of less than 70 companies in all of Florida that have received this award, and only one truss company. We are proud to be that truss company and proud of the fact that we have held this recognition in our industry for the last four years. Check us out in the Who's Who of Florida's Safe Workplaces. www.safetyflorida.usf.edu
Being one of very few manufacturing businesses in Florida that have earned the Sharp Award, the University of South Florida and LifeBack Enterprises have asked 41 Truss to participate in an empirical study which will provide participants a proven way to identify best practices in our mutual interest of workplace safety. The goal of the study is to reduce back injuries in the workplace, reduce workman's compensation claims, and reduce workman's compensation premiums in the state of Florida. As of June 2007, there are approximately 3,075 workers compensation back injury claims that have been active for one year or longer at a staggering average cost of $49,010.43 and growing.
41 Truss is proud to be part of this research, the results of which will benefit all Florida business and workers. To learn more, check out LifeBack Enterprises web site at www.lifebackenterprises.com