SOURCE: Safway Group

Safway Group

November 08, 2016 17:00 ET

Safway Group acquires SafeWorks, a global leader in motorized suspended access

Adds leading brands, Spider®, Power Climber®, and Power Climber Wind®

WAUKESHA, WI--(Marketwired - November 08, 2016) - In a move toward continued growth and expansion of its suspended access business, Safway Group Holding LLC has acquired SafeWorks, LLC, a portfolio company of Evergreen Pacific Partners, Seattle, WA, and a global leader with highly recognized brands, including Spider®, Power Climber®, and Power Climber Wind® products. "SafeWorks is a leading provider of suspended access solutions with premium brands that have a 70-year history of leadership in North America and Europe," said Safway Group President and CEO Bill Hayes. "With a terrific management team, highly specialized, market-recognized expertise, and outstanding technical, engineering and manufacturing capabilities, SafeWorks will significantly expand our product and solutions offerings in important and diverse markets."

Headquartered in Seattle, Wash., SafeWorks provides motorized suspended access equipment sales, rental, services and support through 25 company branch locations in the Americas and a global dealer network. The company has manufacturing facilities in the United States, South America and Europe. "This is a great opportunity to bring our specialized expertise to the leading access company in North America," explained Scott Farrell, President and CEO of SafeWorks. "Joining Safway will provide our businesses, brands and employees with the resources and flexibility to continue to thrive and grow."

Safway has acquired 14 companies over the past six years as part of its strategy to expand service offerings in core target markets -- energy and industrial (refineries, petrochemical, power, and infrastructure) as well as commercial restoration, refurbishment, and new construction. "The combination of Safway and SafeWorks is extremely compelling," added Hayes. "Through Safway's branch network, the number of locations servicing Spider® will essentially double, and SafeWorks will now be able to offer a broader range of products and services to their customers with immediate, local access to the largest inventory of scaffolding equipment and expertise in North America."

SafeWorks is a complementary business for Safway Group. "This acquisition further supports our strategy of bringing additional services and more value to our customers with SafeWorks' premium branded motorized suspended access products, technical support, highly specialized engineering, and manufacturing capabilities," added Hayes. "SafeWorks also provides us with the framework for 'global seed planting' and additional market diversification, given their worldwide network of sites and attractive position in the growing domestic and international wind/renewable energy industry."

About Safway Group
With 115 locations in the U.S. and Canada and a growing network of partners worldwide, Safway Group companies deliver efficient, high-performance multiservice solutions -- THE SMART WAY®. Offering experience and expertise in access, scaffolding, insulation, fireproofing, surface preparation and coatings, Safway Group companies include All-American Scaffold; CL Coatings; Dalco; Industrial Coatings & Fireproofing; MobleySafway; New England Scaffolding; Redi Energy Services; Redi Solutions; Safway Atlantic; Safway Services; Safway Services Canada; S&E Bridge & Scaffold; and Swing Staging. Safway has been an industry leader since 1936, serving the petrochemical, oil and gas, power, refining, marine, manufacturing, transportation and commercial construction industries worldwide. With the largest engineering staff, an exclusive project management system, award-winning safety excellence and a full line of products and services, Safway Group companies design and implement innovative, quality solutions at the lowest installed cost for projects of any size and scope. For more information about Safway Group, visit: www.safwaygroup.com.

About SafeWorks
SafeWorks, LLC, a portfolio company of Evergreen Pacific Partners, Seattle, is a global leader in manufacturing and distributing motorized access and safety solutions for a wide variety of energy, infrastructure, construction and restoration industries. Formed in 1997, SafeWorks brings together the most trusted and experienced brands in the industry, Spider®, Power Climber® and Power Climber Wind® to make work at height a safe, reliable, productive experience. With innovative technology capabilities and its specialized worldwide sales, service and support network, SafeWorks is the clear leader in the market. For more information about SafeWorks, visit: www.safeworks.com.

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