NUCA Promoting Sixth Annual Stand Down for Trench Safety

The National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) is promoting a National Trench and Excavation Stand Down to raise awareness of the dangers in excavation work to prevent injuries and death related to these hazards. As proud partners of the NUCA, NTS is participating in this outreach program to support the industry and our customer’s emphasis on … Read more

Composite Mats A Cost-Effective Solution

Composite mats are a cost-effective solution used to protect ground structures. LibertyMats® are made from 100% recycled high-density polyethylene and manufactured in the United States. Composite mats are designed with Chevron Traction textured grips making the mats slip-resistant. The design also incorporates handholes allowing two people to safely position the mats. Common uses involve creating … Read more

Tailwind Capital Creates Pure-Play Trench Safety Platform

Tailwind Capital (“Tailwind”), a growth-oriented private equity firm, today announced that it has created a pure play platform in the trench safety solutions market through a merger of Tailwind portfolio companies National Trench Safety (“NTS”), Trench Plate Rental Company (“TPRC”), and Support of Excavation (“SOE”). The three companies are now united and operating under the … Read more

Beam and Plate with Double Static Brace Secures Site

As part of an upgrade at a sewer plant located in the Gulf region, a contractor was tasked to form and pour a new outfall wall. The contractor estimated a 40-ft long, 20-ft wide, and 30-ft deep excavation would be needed to construct the structure.  The excavation occurred in previously disturbed clay soil, which the … Read more

National Trench Safety to Merge with Trench Plate Rental Company

National Trench Safety

Houston, TX – March 29, 2021 – National Trench Safety (“NTS”) and Trench Plate Rental Company (“TPRC”), two leading pure-play providers of trench safety solutions in the U.S., announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge. The combined company will be majority-owned by Tailwind Capital. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. … Read more

Slide Rail & Steel Guide Frames a Trusted Site-Specific Solution

Not all underground excavation projects are equal, some require a more comprehensive approach involving a site-specific solution. For example, Site-specific engineered systems allow the contractor to modify existing trench safety protection to meet specific project parameters. Additionally, a site-specific engineered plan allows the contractor to utilize various combinations of trench safety protection within the same … Read more

Beam & Plate Paired with System-80 Brace Struts Secures Site

As part of the multi-phased project in a major metro area of Oklahoma, a contractor was tasked with installing a 72-inch sewer line system to handle the area’s recent increase in footprint. The excavation required a linear run measuring 10-ft wide and a depth ranging from 22-ft to 26-ft. The competent person on site classified … Read more

Slide Rail Paired with Steel Sheeting Guide Frames Protects Multiple Water Main Laterals

Slide Rail System

The slide rail is a modular site-specific shoring system that can be utilized as a stand-alone or can be paired with other protective systems to handle complex projects. The shoring system is normally composed of corner post, and various sized panels. The slide rail paired with steel guide frames is a go-to shoring option when … Read more

The Modular Aluminum Box A Powerful Lightweight Solution.

The aluminum box is a lightweight, modular, and portable system that can be assembled by hand. Modular shield panels offer the flexibility to match changing job-site trench protection requirements. Aluminum panels range from 3-ft to 16-ft in length and have an operational reach of 25-ft in depth. Typically, this system is favored by contractors working … Read more

Slide Rail Paired with Steel Guide Frames Helps Contractor To Meet Project Deadline

As part of an ongoing pump station rehabilitation project in the Florida Bay area, a nationally recognized contractor was tasked with installing a saddle and valve for a line-tap on an existing 48-inch sanitary sewer force main. The contractor required an excavation cut of 32-ft long, 20-ft wide, and 15-ft deep to perform the upgrades. … Read more

Modular Aluminum Box a Versatile Application

Modular Aluminum Box

The modular aluminum box is a lightweight, portable system that can be assembled by a two-man crew. Its low footprint design allows assembly by hand and minimizes transportation costs. The protective system is composed of pin-in place panels that range from 2-ft to 14-ft in length and 2-ft in height. This solution is a favorite … Read more

Site-Specific Beam And Plate Shoring System Paired With Wood Lagging Shines During Pump Station Renovation

A nationwide contractor was tasked with rehabilitating an aging pump station that has been serving the community since the early 1980s. The pump station handles almost a quarter of the city’s wastewater. The planned overhaul would involve constructing a new concrete addition to increase the capacity of the existing wastewater wet well. The contractor would … Read more

National Trench Safety Announces Relocation of Conroe, Texas Operation

NTS recently completed the relocation of its Conroe operation to a larger facility located at 12828 Texas Highway 105 in Conroe. “Our Conroe operation was overdue for a new facility,” began Ron Chilton, President of NTS. “This new facility provides improvements in office, warehouse and outside storage space that will be critical for our team … Read more

National Trench Safety Announces Relocation of Seattle, Washington Area Operation

NTS has completed its third relocation within the last 30 days with the relocation of its Seattle operation to a larger facility located at 11022 East Marginal Way South in Tukwila, Washington. The new location moves the operation much closer to the Seattle metro area while also improving the company’s facilities and outside storage. “We … Read more

National Trench Safety Announces Relocation of Denver, Colorado Operation

NTS recently completed the relocation of its existing Denver operation to a larger facility located at 4795 North Forest Street in Denver. The new location will provide increased office, warehouse and outside storage for the property. “Moving our Denver location was a necessity for us,” explained Ron Chilton, President of NTS. “Our Denver team led … Read more

Hydraulic Brace Paired With Sheeting Secures a Manufacturing Plant Storage Upgrade

Polyester manufacturers provide vital solutions to various industries and markets dependent on polymer and polyester resources used in the production of finished goods. The polyester manufacturing process consists of a series of stages starting with compounding, which involves mixing raw materials under pressure and heat. Manufacturers have to incorporate storage management solutions to guarantee that … Read more

National Trench Safety Announces Relocation of Miami, Florida Operation

NTS recently completed the relocation of its existing Miami area operation to a new built to suit facility located at 3899 Ravenswood Road located in the City of Dania Beach, which provides direct interstate frontage and is across the interstate from the Ft. Lauderdale Airport. The new operation features upgraded offices, a new modern training … Read more

Contractor Completes Project on Time Thanks to NTS Large Rental Fleet Inventory

Upgrades and repairs to existing utility lines always remain a high priority among local and state authorities. Failing to properly oversee and manage these utility lines can result in a catastrophic system collapse that may lead to flooding, property damages, and lawsuits. It is paramount to effectively perform routine inspections and evaluate the footprint ratios … Read more

NUCA Promoting Fifth Annual Stand Down for Trench Safety

The National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) is promoting a National Trench and Excavation Stand Down to raise awareness of the dangers in excavation work to prevent injuries and death related to these hazards. As proud partners of the NUCA, NTS is participating in this outreach program to support the industry and our customer’s emphasis on … Read more

Slide Rail System with System-80 Tiebacks Shores Secures Multiple Fuel Tank Installation

Fuel tanks are vital to the daily operation of brick and mortar fuel providers across the country. These storage devices are generally installed below the ground and are connected to fuel pump stations above ground. Depending on various key factors, the total area of excavation for the installation of fuel tanks can vary. Some of … Read more

NTS Continued Response to the COVID-19 Developments

At National Trench Safety, we continue to follow closely the global spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and its potential impact on the communities where we work and live. As a core tenet, we remain committed to the safety of our employees, customers, suppliers and being a responsible corporate citizen. For the last few weeks NTS has … Read more

NTS Successfully Showcased a New Shoring Product at the 2020 CONEXPO Trade Show.

The 2020 CONEXPO/CON-AGG trade show was a great success with over 130,000 registrations reported. The trade show is held every three years in Las Vegas, Nevada, and is the largest construction event in North America with a large presence of international attendees. CONEXPO/ CON-AGG provides’ a platform for companies looking to exhibit new technology and … Read more

Steel Sheeting Guide Frame Fit’s the Bill on a Vault Installation

Stormwater vaults are known as a detention and infiltration management system that helps control water runoff and prevent storm drain lines from overloading. Stormwater vaults are normally used in areas where the existing infrastructure in place, or when the newly added construction’s footprint, exceeds the current storm system capabilities. A similar scenario was underway in … Read more

Slide Rail System Helps Contractor Complete Project Two Weeks Ahead of Schedule

New construction around mixed development areas has become a concern for local authorities, especially in areas where the existing utility infrastructure is nearing its capacity.  As a proactive measure, a city in West Texas was required to invest in the construction of a new lift station designed to integrate with the existing system that would … Read more

Trench Shields & Arch Spreaders Provide Soil Support During Retaining Wall Construction

A well-respected contractor in the Rocky Mountain region was tasked with constructing a 10-ft retaining wall near a very popular entertainment venue.  Retaining walls serve many functions such as controlling erosion, reducing flooding, and in some cases add useable space.  The project required an excavation cut of a 200-ft in length, 10-ft wide, and a … Read more

Trench Shields & Arch Spreader Combination Assists on Water Reclamation Project

An Arizona contractor was tasked with the construction of a multistory new mixed-use development. The new construction would require an underground stormwater system that could properly manage the water runoff from the new structure. The underground site would require an excavation cut with a linear run greater than 800-ft for which the contractor’s Competent Person … Read more