Our Company

Truebite was incorporated 1985.

Research and development of our products by our founder started in 1979, Ed Calafut was working on his home and needed to de-grout bathroom tiles.  He quickly became frustrated with the tools and options available and created a custom cutting tool to assist in this process and the company was born. Over the next several years a variety of cutting tools, drills, and grinding bits were developed from various abrasives, carbide and diamonds. The tools continue to support the ceramic industry, hobbyists and tradesmen.  Several of his patents and designs are still in use by many of the leading tool and bit companies today.

Truebite, Inc. remains the leader in this market for the following reasons:

  • Our products are made of high quality materials.
  • Our products are made in the USA!  We believe that loyalty to a domestic workforce is not only a responsible way to conduct our business, but the only way to conduct our business.
  • Our technology is second to none.  We developed the manufacturing processes and continue to improve on them.
  • We remain focused in what we do.  We differentiate ourselves from others in the QUALITY of our service, consistently meeting deadlines and constantly developing internal ways to improve our efficiency. 

We believe a cohesive team only comes from an investment in each other and taking advantage of educational opportunities.

Our Founder

Edward Calafut, President, Truebite Inc.
Ed Calafut,
Founder of Truebite Inc.

TrueBite, Inc. was founded by Ed Calafut of Vestal, New York in 1985.  His research and development and entrepreneurial spirit began several years prior to the formation of his own company.

Formally educated as an Electrical Engineer, Ed spent 14 years working for IBM where he gained experience in manufacturing technologies, business management, purchasing, technical support, and program management. From coordinating a new product’s development to managing all of the resources to take a product from concept to production, Ed became very proficient in the process  and was ready for a new challenge.

When not working long days or traveling throughout the United States for IBM, Ed was working evenings and weekends slowly building the framework for Truebite, Inc. and developing the product line.  What started out as a niche business to improve on concepts readily available, Ed’s passion as an inventor soon took over and the company grew in many directions.

Ed remains active at Truebite, Inc. and attributes his success to doing the right thing at the right time.  He believes that making his customers successful is the key to his success and that spending the extra time to help someone in need and provide them the coaching, resources and direction they may need to get over an obstacle in their way not only facilitates their growth, but is a satisfying part of his involvement with Truebite, Inc.  

“Communication is key!  If we are not involved and invested in our customer’s success, then we are not close enough to provide them the support and direction they may need.  Solving an issue before it becomes a problem is our goal…”

Our Patents

Roll-n-vac by truebite
The Roll-n-Vac Wet & Dry Industrial Extractor, one of many products developed by Truebite, Inc

We are proud to be leading the markets we serve in many ways.  From our production process to our final products, at Truebite, Inc. we do it right!

We have over 25 proprietary products and numerous US patents.  From Cleaning tools in the ceramic industry to tools which enlarge holes in ceramics to removable pool seating, we are constantly pushing the envelope with our research and development.

We know what it takes to bring a product from concept to production and respect the work of others.