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 Carolina branch operations.

“We are very excited to be strengthening our existing footprint in the Carolinas,” remarked Ron Chilton, president of NTS. “We believe there’s a significant amount of potential for growth in the Mid-Atlantic region. Charlotte is a very large metropolitan area with a diverse mix of highway and utility construction, while Fayetteville will put NTS in a position to better service the needs of the Raleigh and Eastern North Carolina markets. When combined with the operations we opened last year in Burlington, NC and Charleston, SC, the acquired locations in Charlotte and Fayetteville will provide customers an unequaled trench and traffic safety partner in the Carolinas. The acquired Charleston operation has been consolidated into NTS’ existing Charleston operation. NTS also anticipates increasing market share through the introduction of new product lines and services to capitalize upon and expand existing opportunities and customer relationships in these markets.”

“Continued expansion in the Mid-Atlantic States has been a priority for NTS for the last couple of years and this acquisition further expands our nationwide footprint,” explained Chilton. “As part of the transaction we are acquiring a significant amount of rental fleet that will be used to support our new and existing operations. We will be optimizing that fleet in the coming months and anticipate making a significant investment in additional rental fleet assets, including the introduction of several new products to the markets”.

The new North Carolina locations are the 19th and 20th branch locations for National Trench Safety in the United States. NTS now 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 several 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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