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Area Wide Protective Acquires Two Traffic Control Rental Companies

Dec. 5, 2020
Area Wide Protective (AWP), a leading North American provider of traffic control services and equipment, has acquired two traffic control rental companies.

Area Wide Protective (AWP), a leading North American provider of traffic control services and equipment, has acquired two traffic control rental companies. In support of AWP's strategy to grow nationally, it has acquired Albuquerque, N.M.-based Advantage Barricade & RoadMarks LLC and Salt Lake City, Utah-based Traffic Safety Rentals.

"The impressive performance, history and strength of each of these companies make them ideal additions to the AWP network as we advance our growth strategy designed to better serve customers," said John Sypek, president and CEO of AWP. "Both ABR with its strong commitment to community and employee engagement, and TSR with its exemplary safety focus, complement AWP in important ways."

AWP continues to grow its ability to serve the nation's leading customers of professional traffic control services. With a dual focus on strengthening its position in existing markets, and also growing into new geographic areas, AWP is now better positioned to reach and support new and existing customers in the utility and roadway maintenance and construction industries in the western United States.

The addition of these companies as well as the opening of nine new AWP facilities during 2020, extends AWP's operations to more than 100 facility locations in 23 U.S. states and four Canadian provinces. The company is headquartered in North Canton, Ohio.

Since 1993, AWP has been providing traffic control management services to major utility companies, municipalities, contractors, and special events. AWP is a comprehensive, one-stop traffic control organization, providing around-the-clock service every day of the year.