National Trench Safety acquires Vellano Shoring and Supply

August 1, 2022 National Trench Safety (NTS) announces the acquisition of Vellano Shoring and Supply.   National Trench Safety, the leading independent national provider of trench shoring and safety solutions, has acquired the assets and operations of Vellano Shoring and Supply, a provider of trench safety rentals and sales with locations in Buffalo and Albany, … Read more

National Trench Safety Announces New Chief Financial Officer, Van Welch

Houston, Texas- May 17, 2022- National Trench Safety is pleased to announce the appointment of Van A. Welch as Chief Financial Officer. Van is responsible for finance, accounting, mergers, acquisitions, and compliance. As a senior member of the executive team, Van reports directly to CEO Phil Mason. Mr. Welch brings over 40 years of experience … Read more

National Trench Safety announces Employee Equity Participation Program

Houston, Texas: National Trench Safety (NTS), a leader in trench safety solutions and a Tailwind Capital owned business, announced September 10th that it is implementing an Employee Equity Participation Program. In an industry first, NTS will award up to $8,000,000 of equity participation units to full-time and permanent employees annually. The Employee Equity Participation Program … 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

New Confined Space Standard Delay Update

The OSHA’s new confined space standard for construction was issued on May 4th, 2015 and was scheduled to go into effect on August 3rd, 2015. However, the OSHA is postponing full enforcement for 60 days in response to requests from employers for additional time to train employees and to procure required safety equipment. Full enforcement … Read more

Steel Sheeting Guide Shores Excavation for Sewer Line Repair

A contractor was performing a sanitary sewer line repair within a wastewater treatment plant in Southwest Florida. The repair required a 16’ linear run, with a width of 20’ and an excavation depth of 11’. The contractor’s Competent Person had classified the soil as type C-60 sandy mixture. The contractor’s primary consideration in selecting a … Read more

Sheeting Guide Frame System Provides Open Span Excavation

A contractor was performing a grease trap system installation in Northeastern Illinois. The new installation required a 16-ft linear run, with a width of 12-ft and an excavation depth of 18-ft. The competent person on site had classified the soil as a Type C-60 consisting of a sandy soil mixture. The site conditions for this … Read more

Modular Aluminum System Accommodates Crossing Utility

A contractor was performing a storm drain drop inlet installation in Southeast Nevada. The new installation required a 10-ft linear run, with a width of 10-ft and an excavation depth of 12-ft. The contractor’s competent person on site classified the soil as Type-B. The contractor would be addressing a line that needed to cross into … Read more

Sheeting Guide Frame System Used During Highway Lane Widening Project

A Southwest Florida municipality was expanding its highway infrastructure with a lane widening project to account for recent growth.  As part of that highway widening project, the municipality also needed to upgrade the supporting storm water system. The storm water phase of the project included the installation of a storm water box culvert along with … Read more

Beam and Plate System Used During Foundation Pour

A contractor had been engaged to pour a cast-in-place foundation for a chemical injection building in Southeast North Carolina. The job required a 75 ft linear run, with a width of 10 ft and an excavation depth of 12 ft. The competent person on site had classified the soil as Type C-80 consisting of silty … Read more