Support of Excavation, a portfolio company of Carlin Capital Partners, has joined forces with National Trench Safety and Trench Plate Rental Co., two trench-safety rental specialists that recently merged. The two companies are now majority-owned by Tailwind Capital and have combined to form the largest trench safety solutions enterprise in the United States and will go to market as National Trench Safety.
SOE is a provider of essential trench safety solutions to the utility, pipeline, underground and heavy-highway construction industries. SOE has three branch locations in New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania with a full line of quality equipment that have been providing trench-shoring operations for its customers since 2010.
“My team and I are excited to be part of the industry-leading NTS organization,” said Ted Costantino, president and founder of SOE. “As part of a nationwide organization that is singularly focused on providing a full suite of trench safety solutions, we’ll be perfectly positioned to meet the growing infrastructure needs in the major markets SOE serves throughout the Northeastern United States”
“We could not ask for a more experienced and customer-focused team representing NTS in the markets they serve,” said Phil Mason, president and CEO of NTS. “Ted and his team have been in the trench industry since its infancy and their technical expertise and dedication to providing unparalleled service is perfectly aligned with the NTS culture.”
Catalyst Strategic Advisors LLC served as exclusive transaction advisor to Support of Excavation and Carlin Capital Partners. Catalyst specializes in providing advisory services to the equipment rental industry with particular expertise in specialty equipment rentals and services including trench safety.