A-1 announces appointment of Robert Chance to vice president of human resources  


 A-1 Industries of Florida, Inc. (“A-1”), a leading manufacturer of pre-engineered wood trusses,  announced that Robert Chance has joined A-1 as its new vice president of human resources.  

With over 30 years of Human Resources experience, Bob most recently held the role of global vice president of human resources at Troy Corporation, providing global human resources oversight to the organization. “The  addition of Bob to our team will help us implement the strategies our organization needs to continue to grow and  remain successful,” said John R. Herring, A-1’s president, and CEO, adding “Our people have always been our  greatest asset and Bob’s mastery of people and cultural development will be an advantage as we continue our  vision to be a 100-year company.”  

Jan S. Beck, A-1’s executive vice president and CFO added, “I have known Bob for 8 years and am excited to welcome him to our team. A-1 is enjoying tremendous growth in both the Fort Pierce and Bainbridge locations  and Bob’s proven track record as a senior Human Resources executive with extensive experience in labor, talent  management, and employment law; along with his strong values, align perfectly with our mission, vision and core  values.”  

Robert received his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Texas Tech University. He and his wife, Tricia, are currently in the process of relocating to Port Saint Lucie, FL.  

About A-1  

A-1 Industries of Florida, Inc. founded in 1977, is headquartered in Fort Pierce, Florida, with over 300 employees and is a leading manufacturer of pre-engineered wood trusses and EZWALL® wall panels. As a well-known innovator with progressive leadership in the industry, its services include design, manufacture, inventory management, and supply for the Construction industry in the Southeast United States and the Caribbean. A-1 continues to be on the forefront of an assortment of new and improved services for the construction industry. A-1 Industries of Georgia, LLC, a sister company, is located on 80 acres in Bainbridge, Georgia. This innovative new facility is involved in multiple manufacturing processes, using the latest cutting-edge computer technologies. It operates in a totally computerized manufacturing environment, utilizing CNC machines, real-time scheduling programs, and floor management systems creating efficiencies unmatched in the United States.  

A-1 has multiple employment opportunities in Florida and Georgia for candidates looking to be part of A-1’s continued growth and who share in A-1’s Core Values – Own it, Passionate, Honesty and Respect. 


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