By Lindsay Starr Platt, The Belton Journal
On Thursday afternoon at TRUmh in Belton, employees and community members were treated to a hamburger and hotdog lunch to celebrate the ribbon cutting ceremony of their additional new-home-building facility.
“We are so proud to have TRUmh here in Belton that has a product that is shipped all over the United States, as well as providing and keeping wonderful jobs here in Belton,” said Marion Grayson, mayor of Belton.
In 2012 TRUmh became a part of Clayton Homes, and in 2013 they expanded to Belton. Last month began production in their second plant in Belton, with a total of 36 plants in the United States. This expansion was beneficial to help keep up with the supply and demand of the growing need for manufactured housing across the country.
“We are proud of the team members we have hired,” commented Jerry McCartney, plant manager of TRUmh. “We are providing the most affordable home in the industry. It gives people who would otherwise not be able to afford a home the American Dream. We are not only a factory; people are making memories in our homes.”
The Belton Area Chamber of Commerce and its ambassadors hosted the ribbon cutting on Thursday. In addition to the Chamber of Commerce attending, city and community dignitaries were also present for the special occasion.
TRUmh will create and maintain 175 more jobs for Belton thanks to their new facility. Currently, TRUmh employs 210 people from Belton and the surrounding communities.
“We ship our homes as far north and west as Utah and as far east and south as Mississippi, allowing people to open the door to a better life one home at a time. We are really excited to serve our community,” commented McCartney.
“The BEDC (Belton Economic Development Corporation) is proud to be a partner in the recent expansion of TRUmh in Belton. The support offered by our Board of Directors is a result of their commitment to Belton and continued investment in our community,” said Cynthia Hernandez, executive director, Belton Economic Development Corporation.
For more information on TRUmh, please visit www.trumh.com.