National Trench Safety Announces Hiring of Industry Veteran Wendell Wood

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 that Mr. Wendell Wood, a highly experienced trench safety veteran has joined NTS’ Customer Training Division.

“We’re very pleased to be adding Wendell to the NTS team to further the development and reach of our OSHA compliant training programs,” explained Ron Chilton, President of NTS. Wendell Wood is one of the most experienced and well-known individuals within the trench safety industry. His career in the industry stretches over three decades with a breadth of experience including product sales specialist, product application specialist, distribution manager and safety trainer. In addition to his significant product experience, Wendell has been involved and worked with the Excavation Safety Standard since the early 1980s, having conducted training programs in association with Dr. Jack Mickle, one of the primary authors of the standard. In addition to his extensive training and product background, Wendell has also served as an expert representative before congressional hearings on the Excavation Safety Standard.

Since NTS’ inception the Company has placed a premium on being able to offer its customers a comprehensive, high quality training program. With the addition of Wendell, along with the continued growth of NTS’ training department under Mario Vasquez, the Company’s Director of Training, NTS continues to position itself as the leader in trench and traffic safety training.

National Trench Safety operates 26 coast to coast branch locations across the United States. This large national footprint allows NTS to provide its national, regional and local market customers a fully integrated, national branch network delivering unique engineered solutions, the highest level of customer service and the most cost effective shoring solutions in the industry.

In maintaining its objective of building a nationwide network of trench and traffic safety branches, NTS plans to open several additional branch locations in 2016. 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 cutting edge engineered solutions and 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”.