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4025 4th Ave S Ste. 2    Fargo, ND 58103       PH: 701.282.4477




   "Our mission is to exceed customer expectations in pride, quality, reliability, service and creativity."

Northland Truss is 20yrs. old!



Northland Truss Systems, Inc. was founded by Rick Pierce in 1992 and started with a handful of Truss Workers, two Truss Designers, one Truck Driver and an Office Manager.  N.T.S. designs and manufactures roof trusses and floor trusses for new construction. Alpine Engineering of Pompano Beach, Florida approves all of our truss designs, in addition to furnishing the truss plates for manufacturing our trusses.

N.T.S. opened it's doors in Abercrombie, North Dakota, just thirty miles south of Fargo. The location was chosen because of it's accessibility to Fargo and small cities in both Minnesota and South Dakota. Abercrombie is also cost effective compared to the high priced real estate within the Fargo area. In January of 1993, N.T.S. expanded to the Fargo area by opening the General Office, but retaining the company's manufacturing facility in Abercrombie. By opening the General Office in Fargo, we made our design/sales people accessible to our largest sales base, which includes contractors and lumberyards in the Fargo-Moorhead and surrounding areas

Fargo General Office
One of our crane trucks in action

N.T.S. has five semi-trucks with three of those having boom cranes mounted on them capable of extending to over forty feet for setting the trusses on the new buildings.

Currently, N.T.S. employs approximately forty year-round employees. The plant in Abercrombie consists of production workers and of those, there are approximately four Foremen, a Production Manager, a Shop Manager, a Production-Design Manager and three Designers. We also have four Truck Drivers, an Assistant Trucking Manager and three to four yardmen.

The Office in Fargo employs 12 year-round employees. They consist of the President, Office Manager, Trucking Manager, Human Resources, Salesperson, Office Coordinator, Design Manager and five designers.

In the summer of 2000, we were given the opportunity to supply roof trusses and crane time for a project that aired on the television show "Hometime". A very elaborate garage that incorporated attic trusses, floor trusses, LVL's and metal hangers.

We are currently one of the largest truss manufacturers in the area. We supply trusses for projects from Grand Forks, ND to Watertown, SD and from Bismarck, ND to Minneapolis, MN on a regular basis. We have also built and supplied trusses for projects in Wisconsin, Iowa and as far as Nebraska.

During our peak season, April to November, N.T.S. will have fifty-five to sixty-five employees on the payroll, providing employment opportunities in the Fargo - Moorhead and the surrounding areas.

During the past few years, Rick Pierce hand-picked and thoroughly trained a top-notch management team. With the passing of Rick on August 25th of 2003, his wife, Deb Pierce took over as the President and Owner of our company. Deb will guide our company in the direction that Rick had intended by working closely with her management team. Northland Truss will carry on in our tradition of providing excellent product and customer service.

Chris Lange assumed the role and responsibilities of General Manager. Chris has been with Northland Truss Systems, Inc. since 1997 and has exceptional work ethics and extensive knowledge of the truss business. Chris will be dividing his time, just as Rick did, between the Fargo Office and the Plant in Abercrombie.

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