Trachte Building Systems, Inc., parent company of Fire Facilities, Inc., has once again earned a positive assessment of its fabrication facility. Since 2007 the company has continually passed the independently-conducted audit, which leads to compliance with the requirements of Canadian Standards Association (CSA) A660-10 “Certification of Manufacturers of Steel Building Systems” by CWB Group, a non-profit organization providing welding certification, management system registration and training services.
According to Inderpal (Indy) Jaswal, Registrar and Manager, Quality Assurance with CWB Group, Trachte Building Systems, Inc. has been granted continued registration to CSA A660-10 following the file review of the company’s recent audit. The assessment, held on May 24, 2022, resulted in all acceptable ratings for Trachte in more than two dozen evaluation categories.
The CSA-A660 Standard was developed at the request of the Canadian Steel Building System manufacturers and provides assistance to code enforcement officials in the process of reviewing building permit submissions incorporating a steel building system, ensuring the purchasers obtain a quality building. This standard audits all aspects of the manufacturer’s process, including engineering design methods and personnel, materials control, fabrication, warehousing, packaging, shipping, erection documentation, and quality assurance in the plant.
“The review is important for Fire Facilities customers in Canada,” says Aaron Adams, president of Fire Facilities, Inc. “It covers the steel structures we make and sell into Canada as part of our fire training offerings. Having this certification immediately identifies to Canadian customers that we are meeting the highest standards set for the engineering, procedures and materials of our products coming into their country.
“This designation and third-party audit clearly states to potential fire departments in Canada that our structures meet guidelines needed for clearing their use in Canada. When a community looks to invest in dependable, top-quality fire towers and training units, this assessment tells them that Fire Facilities provides certifiably dependable steel products.”
Fire Facilities, Inc. (FFI), an ISFSI corporate sponsor, manufactures a full line of steel fire training structures engineered to withstand real-life firefighting conditions. From mobile units to burn rooms to high-rise towers, FFI training models are available in a multitude of configurations. Our parent company, Trachte Building Systems, is one of the largest and oldest manufacturers of steel self-storage systems in the industry. For more information, visit www.firefacilities.com or call 800-929-3726.