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Tru Vue Overview

McCook, IL
201 to 500 employees
1946
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Manufacturing
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Tru Vue sets the standard in high-performance glazing that enhances and protects.

From design and conservation in custom frame shops, to museums and galleries across the globe, to anti-reflective custom coatings for commercial applications, Tru Vue is known ... Read more

Mission: We are the market leader and innovator in the protection, conservation and visual appearance of all things framed and displayed

Company Updates

  • Tru Vue was at the SID show in Los Angeles. The SID show is a showcase for the latest technology in the digital display market. Check out our display. It is not just the reflection that is distracting. Chad C. & Wei S. are having fun!

  • Tru Vue in London Laura Uccello and Carolyn Hays attended the Museum + Heritage Show in London this week. According to Carolyn, there were “commodores and redcoats” roaming around the show (see below). She failed to mention why.

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Tru Vue – Why Work For Us?


Picture Your Career at Tru Vue

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We recently asked our employees why are you at Tru Vue?  The most common response was simply "It's a great place to work."

Tru Vue is a company where you can have an impact from day one. It is small enough to feel entrepreneurial but large enough to provide significant support and resources. As a Tru Vue employee, you will have many opportunities to expand your skills and knowledge through hands-on experience as well as formal training and development programs. You will work with a team that believes in our products and is passionate about customer service. We take pride in having the best talent in the industry. If you are flexible, self-motivated, and care about customers; please consider joining our team.

Tru Vue has a track record of attracting and retaining tremendously talented individuals. We believe that we have the best team in the industry.

At its most basic level, Tru Vue is a collection of great people working together. Our associates are talented, flexible, and self-motivated. They are proud of our products and passionate about customer service. They like to win and have built a company with a great track record of success.


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Tru Vue employees share core values, a strong work ethic, a commitment to each other, and a will to win. By the way, we also like to have fun!

What is important to us? – our customers, our employees, and our communities. We strive to do the right things for people and for the business.

Our Customers – We provide the highest quality products for protecting and showcasing their treasures, whether it is a family heirloom or a priceless piece of art.

Our Employees – Our employees are the key to Tru Vue’s success. We commit to our employees by providing challenging work and training and development. We provide a dynamic wellness program including biometric screening, flu shots, health assessments, and weight loss and exercise programs.

Our Communities – We commit to supporting our communities through various ways such as United Way, back-to-school supplies drives, Holiday adopt-a-family programs, and other community volunteer events.

CORE VALUES

Integrity — We are committed to doing the right thing.

Customer-focused — We care about our customers and work hard to create value for them.

Employee Involvement and Ownership — We trust our employees and welcome their input.

One Team — We are one team working together to achieve our goals.

Accountability — We give responsibility and resources to our employees, then expect performance.

Respect for the Individual — We know our diversity makes us a stronger organization. Each person brings unique value to our organization.

Safety — We strive to create a safe work environment and are proud of our outstanding safety program.

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Tru Vue is a manufacturer of high performance glazing products for the custom picture framing, museum and engineered optics markets. We are a leader in anti-reflective coatings, as well as conservation-grade UV protection and specialty glazing products for these markets.

Founded in 1946 as Chicago Dial, Tru Vue began as a manufacturer of glass for radio dials and later TV screens. One of the company’s first innovations was a process that etched the glass on TV screens, creating a non-glare surface that refracted light and allowed for a much clearer picture. This etched glass product is what brought Tru Vue into the picture framing market in 1970. Discovering that etched-glass technology eliminated the mirror-like reflections associated with framed art, Tru Vue again brought about industry-changing innovation with the introduction of double-sided, etched non-glare picture framing glass.

Today, Tru Vue sets the standard in glazing that enhances, protects, and beautifies. From custom framing to conservation and preservation in museums and galleries across the globe, to commercial optics, Tru Vue is known as a leader and innovator in the protection and conservation of all things framed and displayed. Whether it’s Museum Glass®, Conservation Clear® and Conservation Reflection Control®, or our acrylic glazing products including Optium Museum Acrylic®, and Vista AR™ no other company has such a complete portfolio of high-performance glazing options as Tru Vue.

Tru Vue is a subsidiary of Apogee Enterprises, Inc.












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OUR EQUIPMENT

Cutting edge technology for coating combined with highly automated processing contribute to world-class quality products. Our magnetron sputtered, anti-reflective coating is engineered for demanding optical requirements, durability, and strength. Our conservation grade glazing products provide up to 99% UV protection, the maximum level of protection available in the industry.

OUR TEAM

Our skilled team’s expertise, commitment, and will-to-win result in an unbeatable portfolio of products for our customers. Careers focused on our technology include Process Engineering, Optical Engineering, Continuous Improvement, Research and Development, Quality, Operations, and Maintenance. Training and development are critical to maintaining our competitive advantage.  We are always seeking ENGINEERS  and PROCESS TECHS to join our team.

OUR METHODS

We rely on Lean, Six Sigma  and Continuous improvement tools to drive changes in our business. From employee involvement on the plant floor or A3 problem solving to Design of Experiments, the right tools assure continuous and sustained improvement.


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  • Tru Vue is a company where you can have an impact from Day One.
  • It is small enough to feel entrepreneurial but large enough to provide significant support.

  • You will work with a team that believes in our products and is passionate about customer service.

  •  We take pride in having the best talent in the industry.

  • If you are flexible, self-motivated, and care about customers; please consider joining our team!

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Tru Vue Reviews

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    I worked at Tru Vue full-time

    Pros

    Hands on experience
    Great training ground

    Cons

    Pay is under-whelming
    Management pretty set in their ways

    Advice to Management

    Just because you have always done something one way, does not mean you have to keep doing it that way.

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Tru Vue Photos

Tru Vue photo of: The Chicago Cubs took 108 years to win their latest World Series. It only took Anthony B., Sales Analyst at Tru Vue, a moment to win this TruLife® Acrylic Cubs display. Congratulations!
Tru Vue photo of: Celebrating CI Suggestion Ideas
Tru Vue photo of: Galen (Blue Shirt) retires after 29 years.
Tru Vue photo of: Continuous Improvement Efforts
Tru Vue photo of: Andy - Thank you for 10 years of service
Tru Vue photo of: Celebrating 37.5+ years of service Retiree
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Tru Vue Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Tru Vue.

    Interview

    I spoke with HR and the hiring manager on the phone to better understand the position and how my skill set applied to the role. I was quickly brought in for an in-person interview and then completed a second round with a couple other individuals. Everyone was very welcoming. It was not too stressful.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a marketing promotion that you developed and executed. What details were included in your plan? What made the promotion successful and what could have been done to make it better?   Answer Question
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Tru Vue Awards & Accolades

  • Hazard Recognition Award, National Safety Council, 2017
  • Perfect Record Award, National Safety Council, 2017
  • Occupational Excellence Achievement Award, National Safety Council, 2016
  • Safety and Healthy Achievement Recognition Award (SHARP), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 2014
  • Govenor's Safety Award, Minnesota Safety Council, 2013
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