Showman Fabricators To Distribute ModTruss Building Component in Northeast
Showman Fabricators of New York announced that it has been chosen to be the sole distributor for ModTruss in NY, NJ, CT and PA, effective October 29, 2013. ModTruss is a unique patented building component developed by stage and set construction provider Kernwer. ModTruss can be used for fabricating entertainment structures in virtually any shape or size.
ModTruss comes in 12” X 12” and 6” X 6” sizes. It is stocked in lengths from 1’, 2’, 3’, 4’ 5’, 6’, 8’ and 10’ and can be bolted together in any configuration with just standard bolts through its unique hole pattern. This partnership between Showman and ModTruss will make ModTruss easily available to the television, film, Broadway and live event markets on the East Coast.
“ModTruss is made from aluminum plates that have been precision laser cut, formed and welded,” ModTruss creator Patrick Santini stated about his patented design. “The innovative hole pattern allows sections to be bolted together in straight lines and 90 degree angles at 3 inch increments for limitless design possibilities. You can compare it to conventional lighting truss, but ModTruss can do so much more. Choosing Showman to be our exclusive distributor in the Tri-State and Pennsylvania was a natural decision as they have an unparalleled reputation for delivering the most incredible event, TV and theatre projects.”
Showman president Bob Usdin first saw ModTruss used as the structure behind the Showman set for the CBS Superbowl coverage in February 2013. He was instantly impressed with what Santini was able to accomplish with ModTruss. When Usdin started to dive into all of the accessories and features that Santini had developed, he realized the potential that ModTruss could offer to Showman clients.
“ModTruss supports Showman’s efforts to be an environmentally responsible partner in the entertainment industry,” says Usdin. “Now our customers can rent and reuse their structural components instead of building them from scratch out of steel and aluminum.”