Trachte History - 1990s
Trachte redesigns its standard self-storage building to include a new 18-gauge header and jamb system. This improvement eliminates the need for exterior bolts giving the building a clean, finished look.
Trachte enters into an agreement with Fire Facilities Inc. to manufacture the company's line of steel fire training towers.
The manufacturing plant is expanded adding 18,000 sq. ft. to the facility.
Trachte wins Mini Storage Messenger's Facility of the Year award for Satellite Self Storage located in Ocean, NJ. The project is a two-story self-storage facility built over two existing one-story buildings.
Trachte expands its plant again adding 23,000 sq. ft. for a total of 100,000 sq. ft.
In February, the company launches its first website and benefits from a sale from this medium.
Trachte introduces a free seminar program on how to develop a successful self- storage facility. In its first year, the company hosts six seminars throughout the United States. The seminars appear to be successful and become part of Trachte's value added service offering.
A help line is established to assist contractors during the installation process. Contractors can call the Tech Line to speak directly to knowledgeable Trachte staff regarding construction specifics, ensuring the project is properly assembled.
Trachte purchases a cut-to-length line and a folding machine allowing the
manufacture of longer parts. Shortly after, the Boat/RV building is introduced.
An alliance between Trachte and VP Buildings is announced. The partnership is formed to provide VP Building's distribution network of over 1,000 dealers a quality line of self-storage buildings.