March 26, 2013
Terry Anderson has resigned as President of TRA-MAGE, Inc. but continues directing the operations of his original company, TRA Snow and Sun, Inc., as President and CEO. TRA Snow and Sun, established in 1996, had been selling roof snow retention products exclusively through TRA-MAGE from 2004 until the fall of 2012. With Anderson’s resignation from TRA-MAGE, he can now focus on the exclusively American-owned company that he founded.
Anderson says, “I ran the day to day operations of both TRA-MAGE and of TRA Snow and Sun from the beginning of each venture. So the only change customers should notice is the name. My relationship with my German partners has ended, but my dedication to our customers, the industry, and on engineering superior systems has only heightened as a result of this change. It is of utmost importance to me that our customers’ experience be improved.” TRA Snow and Sun offers a new and improved focus on engineered solutions for roof snow retention, solar mounting, aluminum rolled roof flashings and ventilation products.
TRA Snow and Sun is still located where both companies have been located for many years, 1657 S. 580 E., American Fork, Utah. The phone number and staff continue as usual at TRA Snow and Sun with no interruption. “The employees that customers have come to depend on are still ready to serve them from TRA Snow and Sun with no discernible interruption,” assures Anderson.
History of TRA Snow and Sun
Nearly 23 years ago Anderson had established himself as a successful and respected roofing consultant and owner of Anderson Associates, Inc. He was an expert in tile roof issues, co-author of the “Concrete and Clay Tile Design Criteria for Cold and Snow Regions Manual,” served on the Technical Committee of the Tile Roofing Institute and he designed and patented the very first roof Snow Bracket™. Tile Roof Accessories was established in 1996 to manufacture and market this original snow retention device. During the early days, products were manufactured in Ogden, Utah, but as other designs of Snow Brackets™ were created to work on every type of roof, the company set up shop in American Fork, Utah and the company name was changed to TRA Snow Brackets. As demand for snow retention products for all types of roofs increased, the operation moved a few miles away to a new 24,000 square foot manufacturing and office facility.
In 2004, founder Terry Anderson and MAGE, a German corporation, joined efforts and established TRA-MAGE, Inc., adding aluminum flashing and ventilation products to the snow retention devices. TRA Snow Brackets continued to operate as a corporation, manufacturing all of the snow retention devices as well as providing warehouse and office space for TRA-MAGE but stopped selling directly, instead selling all products under the umbrella of TRA-Mage.
TRA Snow Brackets added solar mounting devices to its product line last year and reflected this expanded focus by incorporating Sun in its name, becoming TRA Snow and Sun. TRA Snow and Sun offers free engineering services on all projects and guarantees their systems. The company is 100% American owned and operated.
TRA Snow and Sun, Inc., located in American Fork, Utah, offers Roof Snow Retention Devices, Solar Mounting Systems and Roof Ventilation and Flashing Solutions. They provide all customers, from the individual homeowner to the big developer, free engineered designs for all their systems. For more information call Devin Hancock at TRA Snow and Sun at 800-606-8980 or visit www.trasnowandsun.com