True Manufacturing’s story began in 1945 when Robert (Bob) J. Trulaske returned from WW II. One night while out a bar, Bob had the idea of using electric-powered refrigeration for commercial use. With the help of some family members, the first ever commercial refrigeration units were born, right in the Trulaske backyard. Today, that same innovation and passion is carried out by Bob’s son, Steve Trulaske, the current CEO of True Manufacturing.
To be world-class industry leaders requires seeing the bigger picture: considering the demands of business with their impact on the environment. That requires designing and building our products ourselves, here in the USA. As a privately-owned business, True has the unique ability to adjust swiftly and decisively to market trends, employ new strategies for meeting our customers’ needs, and address the increasing demands for social responsibility in the manufacturing process.
At True, we are not only interested in a leadership role in the commercial refrigeration industry, but also as a leader and model in efficient, responsible manufacturing worldwide. This includes reducing our carbon footprint and being committed to responsible and sustainable manufacturing. True is proud to have pioneered R290 hydrocarbon refrigerant. Hydrocarbons have no ozone depleting properties and are over 1300 times better for the environment than HFC refrigerants. True is committed to our green promise as well as continuing to make your world cooler.