NTS acquires in New York state

By Belinda Smart02 August 2022

National Trench Safety, a US provider of trench shoring and safety products has acquired the assets and operations of New York state headquartered Vellano Shoring and Supply. The terms of the purchase have not been disclosed.

US-based National Trench Safety in operation NTS operates through 64 branch locations across the US, as well as two UK-based branches. (Photo: NTS website.)

Vellano supplies slide rail, aluminium shoring, hydraulic shoring, trend boxes, manhold shields, road plates, gas monitors and safety and power equipment. It has locations in Buffalo and Albany, New York, serving Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania.

NTS’s product offering includes road plates, trench boxes, hydraulic shoring, slide rails, manhole boxes, beams, guide frames, and sheeting.

The company, which is based in Houston, Texas, has a network of 64 branch locations across the United States and two UK-based branches.

“NTS is very excited to expand our trench safety operations through the acquisition of Vellano Shoring and Supply,” said the company’s CEO and President Phil Mason.

“Vellano Shoring and Supply has an outstanding team of employees and brings long-standing relationships with customers in the highly attractive Buffalo and Albany markets. We are also extremely pleased that Paul Vellano, President and CEO of VellanoShoring and Supply, will join NTS’s district leadership team.”

Vellano said; “National Trench Safety places a tremendous value on customer service and leads the market with its trench safety expertise. We believe that this combination will be a great fit for both companies.”

Last year NTS merged with Trench Plate Rental Company (TPRC). The combined business, retaining the National Trench Safety name, is majority owned by TPRC’s private equity parent company, Tailwind Capital. 

Other M&A moves include the acquisition in 2018 of key operating assets of Shore and Pour based in Chinnor, UK, near London.

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