Showman Fabricators Named an Exclusive Distributor for ModTruss

Showman Fabricators Becomes the Exclusive Distributor for ModTruss in the Tri-State Area and Pennsylvania


Showman Fabricators of New York announced that it has been chosen to be the sole distributor for ModTruss in NY, NJ, CT and PA, effective October 29, 2013.

ModTruss is a unique patented building component which can be used for fabricating entertainment structures in virtually any shape or size. ModTruss comes in 12” X 12” and 6” X 6” sizes. It is stocked in lengths from 1’, 2’, 3’, 4’ 5’, 6’, 8’ and 10’ and can be bolted together in any configuration with just standard bolts through its unique hole pattern. This partnership between Showman and ModTruss will make ModTruss easily available to the television, film, Broadway and live event markets on the East Coast. 

About his patented design, ModTruss creator Patrick Santini stated, “ModTruss is made from aluminum plates that have been precision laser cut, formed and welded. The innovative hole pattern allows sections to be bolted together in straight lines and 90 degree angles at 3 inch increments for limitless design possibilities. You can compare it to conventional lighting truss, but ModTruss can do so much more.” Santini continued to say, “Choosing Showman to be our exclusive distributor in the Tri-State and Pennsylvania was a natural decision as they have an unparalleled reputation for delivering the most incredible event, TV and theatre projects.” Having ModTruss in Showman’s NYC facility will give the entertainment professional every opportunity to see what ModTruss can do on their projects.

Showman’s president Bob Usdin, first saw ModTruss used as the structure behind the Showman set for the CBC Superbowl coverage in February 2013. He was instantly impressed with what Santini was able to accomplish with ModTruss. When Usdin started to dive into all of the incredible accessories and features that Patrick had developed, he realized the unlimited potential that ModTruss could offer to Showman clients. Commenting on why Showman’s partnership with ModTruss is such a great fit, Usdin stated, “ModTruss supports Showman’s efforts to be an environmentally responsible partner in the entertainment industry. Now our customers can rent and reuse their structural components instead of building them from scratch out of steel and aluminum.” ModTruss becomes an easy choice for any customer that wants to have a unique design element, but still wants to save money and be more sustainable.

About Showman Fabricators

Showman Fabricators, which is based in New York City, has been building quality scenery since 1986 and is owned by Robert Usdin, LEED AP. It has flourished in the television, theater and event industry over the past 27 years. Bringing to bear all the best elements of scenic design, greener practices and practical construction is something Showman does like no other shop in the country. For more information, call Showman Fabricators at 718.935.9899 or find them online at, and on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.