Trachte: Promotes from Within

SUN PRAIRIE, Wisconsin, July 17, 2006, – Trachte Building Systems has promoted three employees to new positions.

Joel Bilau has been promoted from financial analyst to assistant controller for Store-N-Save. He joined Trachte Building Systems as a financial analyst in 2004. In his new role, Joel will be responsible for all accounting functions related to Store-N Save, assist the controller with the month end process, back-up credit manager for Trachte Building Systems and Trac-Rite Door, manage credit for Fire Facilities Inc., and prepare and file monthly and quarterly sales taxes for Fire Facilities Inc. Joel holds a bachelor of sciences degree in accounting from Upper Iowa University.

Tanner Hughes has accepted a position as field service project coordinator. His duties include assisting the project manager with quoting and contracting projects, traveling to jobsites to verify progress, training erectors, and providing onsite technical support. Previous to this promotion, Tanner held the position of technical support specialist. In his free time, Tanner enjoys hunting, fishing, and four-wheeling.

Bernie Vocht has been promoted to customer service technical support specialist. In this capacity, Bernie’s duties include visiting the jobsite to ensure proper assembly of Trachte buildings, identifying and implementing jobsite efficiencies, and assisting with the development of assembly instructional materials. Bernie has worked at Trachte for three years, with previous experience in the manufacturing department. Bernie likes to play tennis and volleyball, as well as camping and hunting.

Trachte would like to congratulate Joel, Tanner, and Bernie on their new positions.

Trachte Building Systems, an employee owned company and the leading manufacturer and supplier in the self-storage industry, markets a full-line of pre-engineered steel building systems. Subsidiaries of Trachte include Trac-Rite Door, a premier manufacturer of steel roll-up doors, Fire Facilities Inc., the leading manufacturer of steel fire training towers, and Tactical Training Systems, manufacturer of structures for military and law enforcement training.

Trachte is devoted to providing superior products, uncompromised service, and unmatched industry knowledge throughout the entire customer experience. This devotion, along with over 105 years of manufacturing experience, has given the company a leading edge in the self-storage industry.

For more information about Trachte Building Systems and its products, please contact Trachte at 800-356-5824 or visit