A key investment came in 2011 when company operations were expanded as part of a 6,000-squarefoot addition onto the existing facility. With the adoption of new technology — including a computerized wall panel machine, air guns, and a mobile crane — the new space provided room for the company to produce wall panels and floor systems, adding to its product line. Northern Truss is now a one-stop source for the building contractor.
Northern Truss can build the entire system, deliver on site and help install the entire building solution. And there has been additional work beyond the construction industry: as agriculture in the North makes a comeback, Northern Truss has found it has filled a niche market building large barns.
The company strongly believes in providing opportunities to Northern Ontario youth and that the success of the company relies heavily on a strong succession plan. Part of that succession plan has involved Luc passing along company knowledge to the next generation; his son, Mathieu, has, over the last few years, become increasingly involved in the management and oversight of the business.
Community involvement is also important to the company, and over the years Northern Truss has contributed to a number of local schools, events, organizations and sports teams.
To recognize its impact on the community, Northern Truss was named Business of the Year in 2014 by the Kapuskasing and District Chamber of Commerce and Business of the Year in 2016 (1-15 employees) at the Northern Ontario Business Awards.