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James Thomas Engineering was born in small garage in Bishampton, England in 1977. From those humble beginnings, to a converted office unit, to a much larger 464,5  m² in 1980, the seeds were planted for a new industry leader in aluminium general purpose truss design.

By 1983 James Thomas developed a pre-rigged truss design used by major rock bands on world tours. Fast forward to 1990. James Thomas Engineering began manufacturing in the United States to keep truss design moving on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. In 1992 the supertruss system was designed. With this new truss design, it proved that James Thomas Engineering was on the leading edge of aluminium and general purpose truss design. As the years passed, James Thomas Engineering continued to grow. As demand for supertruss systems grew and with creation of newer products, the need for a new facility was created.
In October of 2001, the office in the United States relocated to a new 9000 m² facility specifically built on 25 400 m². By growing with their demands, they continued to maintain the exceptional customer service Thomas clients have come to expect. As an industry leader in supertruss systems  and general purpose aluminium truss design. James Thomas Engineering is commited to their mission statement: Innovation through design and exellence.

In 2014, James Thomas partnered with TOMCAT and Area Four Industries to be a part of the   world´s  largest aluminium truss manufacturing group. With this collaboration, James Thomas Engineering continues to provide exceptional products and services the market expects.