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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…

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Three-Sided Trench Shield Configuration Used During Pier Structure Foundation Pour

As part of an ongoing project at a large Florida airport, a contractor needed to pour pier structures to support the transit system that would move travelers from the parking garage to the terminals….

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National Trench Safety (NTS) Announces Opening of New Nashville, TN Operation

HOUSTON, T.X.—National Trench Safety (NTS), a Houston-based company and leader in trench safety and engineering solutions, announces the opening of its newest full-service branch operation located in Nashville, TN on April 1, 2022. “We…

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NAXSA and NUCA Promote Trench Safety Stand Down to Raise Awareness

The National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) is once again 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…

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National Trench Safety (NTS) Announces Opening of New Red Bluff, CA Operation

HOUSTON, T.X.—National Trench Safety (NTS), a Houston-based company and leader in trench safety and engineering solutions, announces the opening of its newest full-service branch operation located in Red Bluff, California on Thursday, January 20,…

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National Trench Safety (NTS) Announces First Cash Dividend Payout

Houston, Texas- December 10, 2021- National Trench Safety (NTS), a leader in trench safety solutions, and a Tailwind Capital owned business, announced December 3rd that qualifying employees will receive their first cash dividend payout…

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Modular Aluminum System with Aluminum Handrails Meets Contractor’s Shoring and Fall Protection Needs

A contractor would be setting two electric vaults and running the supporting duct banks, which required a 10-ft deep excavation. The vaults and supporting infrastructure would need to be set on a relatively small…

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Integrity Inspection for a 30-inch Gas Pipeline Secured by a Hydraulic Manhole Brace

Recently a well-known energy infrastructure company was required to perform integrity digs to an existing 30-inch gas pipeline. The pipeline technicians would conduct a total of 9 digs and perform integrity inspections to scan…

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Slide Rail Offers Big Benefits for Utility Tunnel Expansion

At Utah State University (USU), crews led by general contractor Jacobsen Construction are working to expand a utility tunnel running beneath the main campus in Logan. The cast-in-place concrete structure, currently about 2 miles…

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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,…

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Slide Rail System Used for Storm Drain Upgrades

A Denver contractor installed a new storm drainage system to improve water run-off control in the area. The project required a linear run of 108-ft, a width of 20-ft, and a depth of 24-ft….

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Site Specific Engineered Trench Shield Application Proves Effective for Contractor

Due to increased traffic congestion around a large airport, a Midwestern municipality had initiated a project to create a new toll road into the airport to ease traffic congestion. The project would require the…

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Steel Sheeting Guide Frame Used During Poured in Place Lift Station Project

The contractor had been tasked with pouring in place a 17-ft square, 17-ft tall lift station for a Northern Virginia power station. The contractor had classified the soil as Type C-60. To complete the…

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Do It Your Way and Safe at the Same Time

I recently received a question regarding sloping at the open end of a trench shield that was being used on a pipeline project.  The manufacturer’s tabulated data was unclear on the issue and an…

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NUCA Promoting Sixth 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…

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Composite Mats A Cost-Effective Solution

Composite mats are a cost-effective solution used to protect ground structures. LibertyMats® are made from 100% recycled high-density polyethylene and manufactured in the United States. Composite mats are designed with Chevron Traction textured grips…

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