Fargo steel company goes to White House to talk tax reforms

FARGO -- A steel company based here recently went to the White House to talk about how recent tax reforms influenced its decision to grow its workforce.
Vice President Mike Pence shakes hands with TrueNorth Steel CEO Ole Rommesmo at an April 12 White House event focused on impacts of recent tax cut measures. TrueNorth Steel / Special to The Forum

FARGO - A steel company based here recently went to the White House to talk about how recent tax reforms influenced its decision to grow its workforce.

TrueNorth Steel, which has a corporate office in West Fargo in addition to a tank and structural steel plant at 4401 Main Ave. in Fargo and a drainage facility at 1522 40th St. N. in Fargo, announced earlier this week that six TrueNorth employees were among the business owners and representatives invited to participate in the April 12 event in the Rose Garden.

The manufacturer of structural steel, tanks and other products said it plans to grow its workforce about 10 percent "as a result of improvements to the U.S. business climate." A news release said that growth will result in about 50 new jobs across its 10 locations in the Dakotas, Minnesota, Montana and Wyoming.

"It was a special honor to represent our hard-working employees across the Midwest," CEO Ole Rommesmo said in a written statement. "The new tax laws are one reason we are creating new jobs throughout the region as well as expanding some of our facilities."

TrueNorth President Dan Kadrmas said tax cuts and other policy changes under the President Donald Trump administration are driving an increasing demand for steel products.