Coronavirus Update

March 16th, 2020 To Our Valued Customers, Suppliers and Community: National Trench Safety (NTS) is vigorously monitoring updates to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) across the United States, the United Kingdom and internationally. As a core tenet, we remain committed to the safety of our employees, customers, suppliers and being a responsible corporate citizen. NTS has … Read more

Trench Safety Veteran Gary Martin Passes

Beaumont, T.X. — Gary Martin, part of the co-founding team of National Trench Safety, passed away on the morning of May 24th, 2018. Mr. Martin was one of the co-founders that formed National Trench Safety in 2004. Gary led the opening of the Beaumont, Texas branch in 2004, which was the Company’s first expansion branch … Read more

National Trench Safety Announces Opening of New Washington D.C. Operation

HOUSTON, T.X.—National Trench Safety, LLC (NTS), a Houston-based company specializing in the rental and sales of trench and traffic safety equipment, trench and traffic safety engineering, and OSHA-compliant training classes, announced today the opening of a new branch operation in Washington D.C. “Our new Washington D.C. area branch is a significant move for NTS, which … Read more

Excavations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) establishes basic standards for employee protection when working in and around excavations.  These standards are very important for keeping employees safe, as well as establishing employer responsibilities.  The OSHA standard addresses excavations in 1926.652(a)(1) specifically stating that employees must be protected from cave-ins while working in excavations.  A … Read more

Pit Slide Rail System Provides Lift Station Shoring

A contractor along the Gulf Coast of Florida had been contracted with the addition to a water treatment plant.  As the part of the project, the contractor needed to install a precast concrete lift station.  The contractor’s competent person had identified the soil as a Type C soil composed of sand and clay which would … Read more

National Trench Safety Announces Joe Turner, P.E. has Joined NTS

HOUSTON, T.X.—National Trench Safety, LLC (NTS), a Houston-based company specializing in the rental and sales of trench and traffic safety equipment, as well as engineered services and OSHA-compliant training classes, announced today that industry veteran and highly respected engineer and author, Mr. Joe Turner, P.E. has joined NTS as its new Director of Engineering, Research … Read more

National Trench Safety Acquires Ennis Traffic Safety Center One Stop Retail Operation in Dallas, TX

HOUSTON, T.X.—National Trench Safety, LLC (NTS), a Houston-based company specializing in the rental and sales of trench and traffic safety equipment, as well as OSHA-compliant training classes, announced today the acquisition of certain operating assets of Ennis Traffic Safety Center One Stop (ETSCOS) retail operation in Dallas, TX. “We are very excited to be adding … Read more

National Trench Safety Acquires Stone Pump & Trench Charlotte and Fayetteville, NC and Charleston, SC Operations

March 19, 2013 HOUSTON, T.X.—National Trench Safety, LLC (NTS), a Houston-based company specializing in the rental and sales of trench and traffic safety equipment, as well as OSHA-compliant training classes, announced today the acquisition of certain operating assets of Stone Pump and Trench, LLC, Charleston, South Carolina, as wells as its Charlotte and Fayetteville, North … Read more

National Trench Safety Expands Branch Network to Chicago, Illinois

HOUSTON, T.X. – National Trench Safety, LLC (NTS), a Houston-based company specializing in the rental and sales of trench and traffic safety equipment, as well as OSHA-compliant training classes, announced today the opening of a new branch operation in Chicago. “We are very excited about the new Chicago branch operation,” commented Ron Chilton, President of … Read more

National Trench Safety Expands into Florida with Acquisition of US Shoring’s Miami and Tampa Operations

HOUSTON, T.X. – National Trench Safety, LLC (NTS), a Houston-based company specializing in the rental and sales of trench and traffic safety equipment, as well as OSHA-compliant training classes, announced today the acquisition of certain operating assets of US Shoring’s Tampa and Miami Florida operations. “We are very excited to be entering the Florida market,” … Read more

National Trench Safety Expands Reach In to Los Angeles, California with Traffic Safety Specialty Location

HOUSTON, T.X. – National Trench Safety, LLC (NTS), a Houston-based company specializing in the rental and sales of trench and traffic safety equipment, as well as OSHA-compliant training classes, announced today the opening of a new traffic safety branch operation in Los Angeles, California. “We are very excited about the new Los Angeles operation,” commented … Read more

National Trench Safety’s NUCA Partnership

FAIRFAX, VA-National Trench Safety (NTS) is enthusiastic about it’s Silver National Partnership with NUCA. NTS President Ron Chilton explains why: “it has allowed us to be much more engaged in the industry, and we’ve gained significant access to the legislative process. We’re impressed by the job NUCA does representing the interests of utility contractors in … Read more

National Trench Safety Launches New National Account Program

HOUSTON, T.X.-National Trench Safety, LLC (NTS), a Houston-based company specializing in the rental and sales of trench and traffic safety equipment, as well as OSHA-compliant training classes, announced today that it has launched a new national account program. “We are very excited to announce our new national account program,” said Ron Chilton, President of NTS. … Read more

National Trench Safety Opens New Branch Service Center in Burlington, North Carolina

HOUSTON, T.X.-National Trench Safety, LLC (NTS), a Houston-based company specializing in the rental and sales of trench and traffic safety equipment, as well as OSHA-compliant training classes, announced today that it has opened a new service and repair facility in Burlington, North Carolina. “We are very excited about the opening of our new Burlington service … Read more

National Trench Safety Opens New Charleston, South Carolina Branch

HOUSTON, T.X.-National Trench Safety, LLC (NTS), a Houston-based company specializing in the rental and sales of trench and traffic safety equipment, as well as OSHA-compliant training classes, announced today that it has opened a new branch operation in Charleston, South Carolina. “We are very excited about our new Charleston operation,” said Ron Chilton, President of … Read more

National Trench Safety Relocates Branch Operation in Sacramento, California

HOUSTON, T.X.-National Trench Safety, LLC (NTS), a Houston-based company specializing in the rental and sales of trench and traffic safety equipment, as well as OSHA-compliant training classes, announced today that it has relocated its branch operation in Sacramento, CA. “We are very excited about the changes in our Sacramento operation,” said Ron Chilton, president of … Read more

National Trench Safety Engineering Manager, Casey Giles, Elected President of the Austin, Texas Contractors and Engineers Association

HOUSTON, T.X.- National Trench Safety, LLC (NTS), a Houston-based company specializing in the rental and sales of trench and traffic safety equipment, as well as OSHA-compliant training classes, announced today that its Engineering Manager, Casey Giles, has been elected President of the Austin, Texas Contractors and Engineers Association. Mr. Giles had previously served as the … Read more

National Trench Safety Hires Randy Norris as Its New Sales Manager for Its Austin, TX Branch Operation

HOUSTON, T.X.-National Trench Safety, LLC (NTS), a Houston-based company specializing in the rental and sales of trench and traffic safety equipment, as well as OSHA-compliant training classes, announced today that it has hired Randy Norris, as its new Branch Sales Manager for its Austin, TX branch operation. “We are very excited about adding someone of … Read more

National Trench Safety Opens New Branch Operation in Sacramento, California

January 9, 2012 HOUSTON, T.X.-National Trench Safety, LLC (NTS), a Houston-based company specializing in the rental and sales of trench and traffic safety equipment, as well as OSHA-compliant training classes, announced today that it has opened a new branch operation in Sacramento, CA. “We are very excited about our new Sacramento operation,” said Ron Chilton, … Read more

National Trench Safety Opens New Branch Operation in Las Vegas, Nevada

HOUSTON, T.X.-National Trench Safety, LLC (NTS), a Houston-based company specializing in the rental and sales of trench and traffic safety equipment, as well as OSHA-compliant training classes, announced today that it has opened a new branch operation in Las Vegas, NV. “We are very excited about our new Las Vegas operation,” said Ron Chilton, president … Read more

National Trench Safety Hires Jonas Hackebeil as Its New Trench Safety Specialist for Its San Antonio, TX branch Operation

May 9, 2011 HOUSTON, T.X.-National Trench Safety, LLC (NTS), a Houston-based company specializing in the rental and sales of trench and traffic safety equipment, as well as OSHA-compliant training classes, announced today that it has hired Jonas Hackebeil, as a new Trench Safety Specialist for its San Antonio, TX branch operation. “We are very excited … Read more

National Trench Safety Opens New Branch Operation in Salt Lake City, Utah

January 4, 2011 HOUSTON, T.X.-National Trench Safety, LLC (NTS), a Houston-based company specializing in the rental and sales of trench and traffic safety equipment, as well as OSHA-compliant training classes, announced today that it has opened a new branch in Salt Lake City, Utah. “We are very excited about our new Salt Lake City operation,” … Read more

Trenchless Technology

June 1, 2007 Whether you are working 4 ft or 40 ft below ground, safety should always be on everyone’s mind. Simply put, anytime you work below the earth’s surface, you are entering an area that has no compassion, has no sense of humor and does not tolerate mistakes. In this type of environment, specific … Read more

Trench Safety in Trenchless Apps

May 1, 2007 Change is always a threat and a few years ago many companies who made a living supporting the established opentrench industry worried about how much business would be lost to contractors adopting the new trenchless technology methodology. Fortunately, such fears were unfounded and the two industries have flourished and grown together.Today,many shoring … Read more

National Trench Safety Digs Dallas

January 1, 2007 Houston-based National Trench Safety (NTS) recently opened a new branch near Loop 12 in Irving. NTS President Ron Chilton said, “We are very excited about our new Dallas operation. The Dallas-Fort Worth area is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the Southwest, and we have invested more upfront fleet dollars in … Read more

National Trench Safety Opens New Branch Operation in Dallas, Texas

November 01, 2006 HOUSTON, T.X.—National Trench Safety, LLC (NTS), a Houston-based company specializing in the rental and sales of trench and traffic safety equipment, as well as OSHA-compliant training classes, announced today that it has opened a new branch in Irving, Texas which is a suburb of Dallas. “We are very excited about our new … Read more

National Trench Safety Opens New Branch Operation in Texas

September 08, 2006 HOUSTON, T.X.—National Trench Safety, LLC (NTS), a Houston-based company specializing in the rental and sales of trench and traffic safety equipment, as well as OSHA-compliant training classes, announced today that it has opened a new branch in Conroe, Texas which is about 50 miles north of Houston. “We are very excited about … Read more

National Trench Safety Expands Operations into Arizona

April 7, 2006 HOUSTON, T.X.—National Trench Safety, LLC (NTS), a Houston-based company specializing in the rental and sales of trench and traffic safety equipment, as well as OSHA-compliant training classes, announced today that it has opened a new branch in Gilbert, Arizona which is in the greater Phoenix area. “We are very excited about our … Read more

National Trench Safety Purchases Certain Operating Assets of On-Grade Systems, Inc.

March 23, 2006 HOUSTON, TX—National Trench Safety, LLC (NTS), a Houston-based company specializing in the rental and sales of trench and traffic safety equipment, as well as OSHA-compliant training classes, announced today that it has purchased certain operating assets and hired certain employees of On-Grade Systems, Inc., a Houston based laser, survey instrument and machine … Read more

National Trench Safety Expands Operations into Louisiana

February 15, 2006 HOUSTON, T.X.—National Trench Safety, LLC (NTS), a Houston-based company specializing in the rental and sales of trench and traffic safety equipment, as well as OSHA-compliant training classes, announced today that it has opened a new branch in Gonzales, Louisiana which is in the Baton Rouge area. “We are very excited about our … Read more