Trachte Building Systems, Inc. Retains CSA A660-10 Certification

SUN PRAIRIE, WI – Trachte Building Systems, Inc., parent company of Fire Facilities, Inc., has once again earned a positive assessment of its fabrication facility in Sun Prairie, Wisc. For the 16th consecutive year, the company has passed the independently-conducted audit. This results in 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.

“While the review involves the entire Trachte operation, it’s of particular importance for Fire Facilities customers in Canada,” says Brad Relford, president of Trachte Building Systems, Inc. “This is because the audit and certification cover the steel structures we make and sell into Canada as part of our fire training offerings. Holding this certification quickly identifies to Canadian customers that our company meets the highest standards set for the engineering, procedures and materials of our products coming into their country.”

Relford relates that the third-party audit and year-after-year acquired designation is a clear sign to fire departments throughout Canada that Fire Facilities products meet guidelines for use in Canada. “We understand there are certain standards that Canadian communities look for when investing in a fire training tower,” says Relford. “Earning this certification shows that Fire Facilities provides top-quality fire towers and training units that are made with certifiably dependable steel products they can rely on now and in the future.”

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.

Fire Facilities, Inc., 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, Fire Facilities 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 or call 800-929-3726.

Feature Image Courtesy of Trachte Building Systems Inc

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