September 18, 2012
FAIRFAX, VA-National Trench Safety (NTS) is enthusiastic about it’s Silver National Partnership with NUCA. NTS President Ron Chilton explains why: “it has allowed us to be much more engaged in the industry, and we’ve gained significant access to the legislative process. We’re impressed by the job NUCA does representing the interests of utility contractors in Washington and ensuring the industry has a voice when legislation is deliberated.”
NTS has played a key role in helping establish new NUCA chapters. “All our branch locations are active in their local NUCA chapters,” Chilton adds. NTS is growing fast and just opened its 14th domestic facility, in Burlington, NC. It now has operations in Arizona, California, Louisiana, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Utah, with plans to open another location in 2012 with more branches to follow in 2013. NTS is one of two nationwide trench safety companies and the only one providing trench and traffic safety products.
NTS branch locations have the most popular trench and traffic safety equipment for rent and sale. “NTS has a good selection, they are convenient and cooperative, and have proven to be a trusted source for shoring resources in the Dallas-Ft Worth area,” notes NTS customer Zach Fuselier with North Texas Contracting in Keller, TX. NTS offers unique solutions for the most difficult and complex projects, with equipment from market leaders such as SBH, GME, TT Technologies, Lansas, Cherne, Wacker, Stihl, WANCO, Trimble, Leica, Graco, Yodock, Trinity Highway Products, Almand, Texas Diamond Tools, Inc., and Solar Technology among others.
“We seek to work within our customers’ budget targets, but we take a holistic approach,” Chilton explains, noting the recession. “The shoring system with the lowest initial cost may not necessarily be the lowest cost solution when considering installation, labor, removal, and the efficiencies of a system that may shave days off a project, though it may cost a little more to rent.”
NTS takes pride in its customer service and ability to act locally. NTS customer Whiz Wisenant of Driver Pipeline Company in Irving, TX, praises that service. “When the situation on the job changed and required some additional shoring and street plates, NTS provided an engineer’s statement describing what would be required to make it a safe operation,” Wisenant explains. “That went a long way with my customer, and it was out-of-the-ordinary service. Typically, you just order something and it’s delivered, but in this situation we didn’t know what exactly we needed. When NTS’ engineer wrote it up for me to share with our customer, everybody felt protected.”
Chilton adds, “at NTS we have one simple goal, to be the best trench safety and traffic safety rental company in the industry. We are committed to providing the highest quality products, the most diverse product and fleet offerings and the most comprehensive customer training in the industry. To back up those products we have the most experienced and knowledgeable team in the business.” NTS’ mission can be summarized by four key facets:
- give the customer what they want when they want it
- exceed customer expectations every time
- provide the most cost effective solutions, and
- “do what we say we will do.”
NTS is a 24/7 company, ready to provide everything from a simple barricade to a complete site-specific trench shoring plan and the equipment to execute it. NTS rents trench boxes, aluminum hydraulic shoring, pipe lasers, piercing tools, confined space equipment, test plugs, road plates, slide rail systems, excavation brace systems, beam and plate systems, tight sheeting, message boards, arrow boards, signs, truck-mounted attenuators, barricades, cones, paint striping equipment, sign posts, beads, buttons and virtually all related trench safety and traffic safety items.
The company also provides a comprehensive OSHA compliant training program to help customers properly train employees and manage the inherent risk. “We strive to help educate contractors and ensure crews have the right equipment, proper training and all relevant information to perform their daily jobs safely,” adds Chilton. Training offerings include Competent Person for Trenches and Excavations, Confined Space Entry, OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 classes and many others including train-the-trainer programs. The classes are offered nationwide at NTS’ branch locations in English and Spanish. NTS can also create customized training program to meet customer specific needs and/or provide off-site training at a customer’s jobsite or office. Visit NTS at ntsafety.wpengine.com or call (888) 234-9244.