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 the ETSCOS operation to our branch network,” commented Ron Chilton, President of NTS.  “The acquisition of ETSCOS presented NTS with a strategic opportunity to accelerate the market penetration of our traffic paint business in the greater Dallas/Ft. Worth metro-plex.  Growing the traffic safety business, and particularly the traffic paint line, has been a key focus for NTS for the last few years, so the opportunity presented a strong operational fit.”

“We plan to continue operating the traffic paint business from the existing ETSCOS facility for Dallas,” explained Chilton.  “We will continue to operate from the current NTS branch location in Irving, TX, which will serve as our hub for trench and traffic safety needs for the market.  We anticipate several cross selling opportunities for the ETSCOS customer base through the additional products and services NTS provides.”

Fred Burlbaw will lead the integration of the operation with the existing NTS branch location.  “Fred is a seasoned rental industry veteran and we’re very fortunate to have him managing this process,” commented Chilton.  “Fred has been a fixture in the Dallas market for many years and has a strong knowledge of the market as well as relationships with customers in the market.  We anticipate a quick, seamless integration under Fred’s leadership.”

The new location will be NTS’ 21st branch operating location across the United States.  NTS currently has operations in Arizona, California, Florida Illinois, Louisiana, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Utah.

In maintaining the objective of building a nationwide network of trench and traffic safety branches, NTS plans to open additional new branch operations in 2013 with additional branches planned to follow in 2014. For strategic reasons, Chilton declined to comment on the location of the additional new branches. For more information about NTS, visit the National Trench Safety website at

About National Trench Safety:

National Trench Safety is dedicated to providing the construction industry with the most complete line of trench and traffic safety equipment, as well as OSHA-compliant training classes.  With a proven track record of success, National Trench Safety expertly provides unique solutions to the most difficult and complex project needs. National Trench Safety is committed to providing customers with the highest quality products, most diverse and broad product/fleet offerings and the most comprehensive customer training in the industry.  National Trench Safety—“The Trench and Traffic Safety Specialists”.

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