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GROUNDBREAKING took place September 19, 2023.

Photo and celebration courtesy of Hartford Area Development Foundation.


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The successful candidate will be someone who loves design and takes pride in accuracy and attention to detail. Success will come quickly to someone who is ready to jump in and tackle any issue with a positive attitude that is focused on customer satisfaction. Most importantly, the successful candidate must be able to lead a team of local and oversee designers at this plant.

Purpose of Position: This position is responsible for designing roof trusses, floor trusses, and wall panels using MiTek software. The core responsibilities of the Head Truss Designer are to ensure that truss designs are accurately input based on customer plans while optimizing the designs to save on material and labor and conforming to code and company standards while leading a team of designers. This position requires an individual with general construction knowledge, attention to detail, design software experience, and the ability to lead a team.

The pay range for this position is $85,000-$100,000depending on experience.

Essential Functions of the Job: (must be able to perform these functions, with or without reasonable accommodation).

  • Provides the designs and bids on all assigned jobs in a timely manner and according to the plan and quote specifications.

  • Takes initiative to solve design/ engineering problems through efficient troubleshooting, effective plan reading, and by communicating any issues and/or concerns to the appropriate people while documenting the solution/s.

  • Ensures economical and proper use of materials according to current inventory levels and material costs.

  • Ensures efficient production according to plant capabilities through proper design and adequate notation.

  • Maintains detailed records and reports of related information on a job-to-job basis.

  • Consistently demonstrates an effort to maintain an efficient and organized working environment.

  • Provides efficient, accurate and economical resolutions to customer complaints.

  • Minimizes operating expenses through proficient drafting procedures.

  • Effectively communicates with other team members as necessary (Design Manager, design colleagues, salespeople, manufacturing and shipping personnel, etc.).

  • Assist in training and development of other designers as required.

  • Meets with job site supervisors to resolve design/ engineering issues as they arise, may be required to travel to job sites on occasion

  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance in accordance with work schedule

  • Lead the team of designers

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: (Duties that are likely to be assigned to this person unless they prove unable to perform them after receiving training and/or accommodations that the company judges appropriate)

  • Ability to read and understand blue prints.

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience designing optimized projects utilizing Mitek software.

  • General knowledge of construction industry.

  • Basic CAD and drafting knowledge.

  • Knowledge of engineering fundamentals.

  • Ability to anticipate problems and resolve them before they become problems for our customer.

  • Strong math skills, ability to calculate tributary loads, concentrated loads and load transfer throughout building.

  • Knowledge of current local codes associated with truss design

  • Ability to effectively communicate with architects, engineers, customers and team members both orally and in writing.

  • Fluid in mathematic calculations as they pertain to financial statements.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with various levels of management/ advisors.

  • Dependability; reliable mode of transportation

  • Ability to lead a team of local and oversee teams in the truss design field.

Experience and Education Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred

  • 5 years of experience of Truss and Wall experience.

  • Must pass a background check and Non-DOT drug test.

Physical Demands

  • Ability to stand for up to four hours at a time

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Reach over head to grasp objects

  • Bend, stoop, or squat to floor level on a repetitive basis

  • Manual dexterity

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $85,000.00 - $100,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)

  • Dental insurance

  • Health insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Hartford, SD 57033: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Associate (Required)


  • Mi-Tek: 5 years (Required)

  • Truss Designer: 5 years (Required)

Work Location: In person

or email resume to BLACK TIE COMPONENTS

1. General Manager - Position Filled

2. Head Truss Designer - Currently Looking

3. Head Sales Manager - Currently Looking

Additional Positions will open in the next couple months. Production slated to begin June 2023. If interested, send resume to Eric at BLACK TIE COMPONENTS


July 6, 2022

Two brothers are starting a  manufacturing company they say will be the most state-of-the-art of its kind in the area.

Eric and Robbie Veurink are the owners of Black Tie Components, which is planning to build a 60,000-square-foot facility in Hartford.

It will be in an industrial park on the north side of the city developed by the Hartford Area Development Foundation.

The business will produce wood floor trusses, wood roof trusses and prefabricated wall panels.

“For new apartment buildings going up, we’ll be able to provide a building package fully engineered, or if you’re building a residential home throughout South Dakota, we’ll be able to provide it — ag buildings, hog barns, you name it,” said Robbie Veurink, who is a civil engineer and partner in a local engineering company.

“We’re going to have a state-of-the-art facility.”

The next closest of its kind is in the Twin Cities, said Eric Veurink, a structural engineer who now works as a dentist in Mitchell.

“For sure in this state, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota, we will have the latest technology,” he said. “There will be a wide range of (projects) from ag to commercial and residential. With Rob’s background and mine, we’ll probably be doing everything from basic building to very complex structures.”

The automation within the facility will reduce the need for as much manual labor, they said.

“I designed the building around future locations, future equipment, and we’ve got a really good plan for it,” Robbie said. “One of the harder parts of designing the building was ensuring we had easy growth.”

The plan is to start construction in September and be open by mid-2023. Black Tie Components plans to start with up to 33 people in 2023 and ramp up to 70 within three years.

“We’ll be hiring engineers, sales staff, management and production,” Robbie said.

At nearly $5 million for the building, it’s among Hartford’s largest building projects, they added.

“We looked at some other sites, other communities, and there are plans in the future to expand,” Eric said. “But we decided Hartford is the best location for the first.”

The easy access to interstates 90 and 29 was key, Robbie added.

“We’re planning to ship from Fargo to Sioux City to Minneapolis to Rapid City,” he said. “So Hartford was a good location with a good lot, and for us, it just made sense.”

Sioux Falls Argus Leader

July 13, 2022

A new 60,612-square feet plant and office facility will be opening next year on the north side of Hartford.

Black Tie Components, which will build wood floor trusses, wood roof trusses and prefabricated wall panels is scheduled to start operations in June of 2023.

Construction is expected to begin in September. Robbie Veurink, who owns the company with his brother Eric, said they plan to employ up to 33 people in 2023, with plans in place to increase that to more than 70 in 2026. That will include management, sales team, engineers and production teams.

Without equipment, the building cost around $5M to build, Robbie Veurink said.

One of the company's goals for the new facility is to provide fully-engineered products for building systems. Robbie, who is a structural engineer and is also a partner with Midwest Engineering Company, said that the new facility is also focused on customer service. 

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