XSF is a premier provider of aluminum truss, rigging, chain hoists and truss accessories for the
entertainment, trade show, commercial, worship, oil & gas, and military industries.
XSF was a small start-up founded by Jacky Hawthorne in 2002 while based in Emory, Texas. Over the next four years, XSF consulted with Parkhill, Smith & Cooper and structural engineer Michael Wells to develop a lightweight, cost-effective truss product line with a wide array of accessories.
In November of 2006, Mr. Wells was hired on as acting President of XSF. Shortly thereafter in January of 2007, Mr. & Mrs. Wells purchased the company.
With a strong mission statement and a solid vision of XSF’s future, Mr Wells set out to find a new location and new beginning that would take the company into the next decade and beyond.
In 2008, Sulphur Springs, Texas became the right location for Xtreme Structures and Fabrication. Large enough to meet growing market needs, with the ability to build large in-house test fit structures, a 43,000 sq. foot shop facility was purchased from the City through the Economic Development Group.
XSF is currently the oldest facility in the Sulphur Springs Industrial Park which has since filled to capacity with neighbors JB Weld, among others.
One year later Mark Newlin brought his industry expertise to the XSF team as a major shareholder in the company. Mike and Mark’s strong customer focus, industry passion and unwavering emphasis on product superiority has systematically grown the company.
Leading the way in innovations and high quality, 100% USA made products, XSF continues to look to the future.
In 2019 XSF will begin the second expansion to increase their fabrication process space and more effectively serve their customers making room for another decade of growth.
XSF is proud to have worked on numerous groundbreaking and creative projects for a long list of customers.
While many people think of truss for lighting truss or stage truss application, you can find XSF products in many places.
Exciting projects we are proud to have been a part of:
- The Guggenheim Museum,
- Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circuses,
- Rock the Desert,
- Toyota trade show structures,
- Austin City Limits,
Touring Acts such as:
- Def Leppard,
- Disney on Ice
- many more.
Continually sought out for their industry experience, Large arena installations have become a specialty at XSF with mother grids located in:
- The Tacoma Dome
- Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
- Huntsman Arena
- The Thomas and Mack Center
- And more..visit our gallery to see some of these exciting projects
XSF became a certified distributor of CM Lodestar Electric Chain Hoists in 2014.
CM Lodestar Electric Chain Hoists is a world class company that has excellent quality products that server our customer base very well. It is a perfect fit and one we are very happy about.
Mike Wells – XSF Owner
As active members in the entertainment, manufacturing and fabrication industry, we understand the importance of building relationships, partnerships and being members of associations that further and our industry safety and profile.
As an established truss industry leader XSF has continued to look to new technology and innovation to improve their industry. Not settling to just sell truss, owner Mike Wells and his team have always looked for new ways to ‘build a better mousetrap”, save their customer’s money and make projects easier for the individuals that use their products.
Last year (2017) alone XSF released 2 patent pending innovative truss solutions that do just that.
- The Protective Bolt Plate Truss (PBP) provides a new engineered end plate design (patent pending) which includes circular ears at each corner that prevent damage to the chords from dropping or dragging.
- The Integrated Rig Point (IRP) provides a whole new way to rig your truss safely.
These two products alone have already contributed greatly to lessening product damage, created client work efficiencies and saved XSF customers 1000’s of dollars.
Being an engineer and having stood on 100’s of project sites, Mr Wells understands client challenges and is always looking for a safe, easy and streamlined solution. Recognizing an excellent product and the need for a streamline solution,
We invite you to become part of the family of XSF truss owners.
XSF also looks to get our truss, chain hoists, truss accessories and product to you faster and easier.
To do this we have brought on a team of skilled regional distributors (listed below) that we are very proud of. Chicago, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Seattle, Denver, and Fort Worth, the XSF family continues to grow.
If you have questions or inquiries about our company, products or distributors we invite you to call or email us.
|C&J Enterprises||Rogue Productions||Jax Logistics|
|P.O. Box 13182||17301 W. Colfax, Suite 210||145 S. Glenoaks Blvd. Suite 434|
|Baltimore, MD 21203||Golden, CO 80401||Burbank, CA 91502|
|EAGLE AVL||Reed Rigging|
|2701 E. Loop 820 S.||4400 W. 45th Street|
|Fort Worth, TX 76119||Chicago, Illinois 60632|