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Trachte plans expansion at Alabama facility, creating 70 jobs in Vernon

VERNON, Alabama — Trachte Building Systems, an industry-leading manufacturer of steel self-storage systems, announced plans to expand its Roof Mart facility in Northwest Alabama with a project that will create 70 jobs in Vernon over the next three years.

Sun Prairie, Wisconsin-based Trachte (pronounced Trock-tee) plans to invest over $11.5 million in building improvements and new machinery and equipment at the Roof Mart facility, located at 1199 County Road 9 in Vernon.

“Trachte’s expansion project in Lamar County will have a major impact on the local economy and its job creation will bring new opportunities to the hard-working citizens in Vernon,” Governor Kay Ivey said.

“By selecting Sweet Home Alabama, I know the company has picked the right place to pursue its growth plans.”

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