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Tru Vue Overview

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

From custom framing, to conservation and preservation in museums and galleries across the globe, to custom anti-reflective coatings for digital display ... 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

  • Celebrating 100 years of engineering service at Tru Vue. Thank you to Phillip T. for 30 years; Quan W. for 40 years and Dan A. for 30 years.
    WOW - the many contributions over the years and still smiling. We are lucky to have you three.

  • Tru Vue McCook employees showing off their hidden talents. They were part of a team volunteering at a playground build.

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Tru Vue – Why Work For Us?


TRU VUE, IT'S WHAT'S INSIDE THAT MATTERS.  

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'll be part of a challenging and collaborative work environment, where it's okay to have fun while you work.

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.  We are a talented, flexible, and self-motivated team.  We are proud of our products and passionate about customer service.  We like to win and have built a company with a great track record of success.  

We will tell you that:

  • You'll be listened to 
  • You'll have an impact
  • You'll be given opportunities to grow
  • You'll have a life outside of work

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

 

Tru Vue employees share core operating 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 co-workers, 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 Co-workers (Employees)  – Our co-workers are the key to Tru Vue’s success and our individual success. Tru Vue commits to its employees by providing challenging work and training and development. There is 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.

OPERATING VALUES

BE COMMITTED 

  • Be committed to Tru Vue
  • Be committed to our Customers
  • Be committed to your Teammates
  • Do more than just your job

BE ACCOUNTABLE and MAKE GOOD DECISIONS

  • Make good decisions
  • Get stuff done
  • Meet commitments
  • Do what you say you are going to do 

BE POSITIVE and MOVE IT FORWARD

  • Be positive
  • Don't be a jerk
  • Do what's right
  • Help the team win


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.



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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    Pros

    Fantastic employees always willing to help out each other

    Cons

    Picture framing industry is shrinking in the US.

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Tru Vue Photos

Tru Vue photo of: 100 years of engineering service to Tru Vue. Phillp T. 30 years; Quan W. 40 years; Dan A. 30 years
Tru Vue photo of: Faisal J.(left) winner of "Living Tru Vue's Operating Values" $100 award with Nate S.
Tru Vue photo of: 40 years of service - Thank you, Quan W.
Tru Vue photo of: CI Suggestion Program Shift Winners
Tru Vue photo of: Happy Valetine's Day - All Hearts Candy Winner
Tru Vue photo of: Celebrating 20 years of service - Thank you!
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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

  • Safety and Healthy Achievement Recognition Award (SHARP), Occupational Safety & Health Administration, 2019
  • Hazard Recognition Award, National Safety Council, 2017
  • Perfect Record Award, National Safety Council, 2017
  • Occupational Excellence Achievement Award, National Safety Council, 2016
  • Illinois Hiring Heroes Consortium, Supporting our Veterans, 2019
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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