Tailwind Capital Creates Pure-Play Trench Safety Platform

April 29, 2021

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 ...

Beam and Plate with Double Static Brace Secures Site

April 29, 2021

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 ...

National Trench Safety to Merge with Trench Plate Rental Company

March 29, 2021

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 ...

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

March 25, 2021

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 ...

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

March 25, 2021

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 ...

Trench Shields Combined with Sheeting Guide Frame Impresses Contractor

February 26, 2021

To accommodate a fast-growing suburb in North Texas a contractor was recently tasked with installing a new 8-inch gas main that would tie into an existing 24-inch gas main line. The contractor estimated that the required bore pit would roughly measure 24-ft long, 10-ft wide, and 18-ft deep in sandy ...

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

February 26, 2021

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 ...

The Modular Aluminum Box A Powerful Lightweight Solution.

January 22, 2021

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 ...

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

January 21, 2021

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 ...

Modular Aluminum Box a Versatile Application

November 25, 2020

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 cost. 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. ...