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Trench Plate Rental Acquires Efficiency Shoring & Supply

April 22, 2015
Trench Plate® Rental Co. Acquires Efficiency Shoring & Supply
Trench Plate® Rental Co. (TPR) has acquired the assets and operations of Efficiency Shoring & Supply (ESS), a multi-state provider of trench safety equipment rentals and sales with locations in Dallas and Houston, Texas; Joliet (Chicago), Illinois; and Tampa, Orlando, and Miami / Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. ESS was founded in 2009 by Efficiency Production, Inc. (EPI), one of the country’s leading designers and manufacturers of trench safety equipment based in Mason, MI. As part of the acquisition, the TPR-ESS locations will continue to provide factory-direct sales of EPI’s extensive and highly-regarded trench safety equipment product line.
TPR, established in 1978, is one of the country’s largest suppliers of trench safety equipment rental services with 13 locations located in California (10), Nevada (2), and Texas (1). In addition, TPR provides traffic control and safety equipment rental services through its TPR-Traffic Solutions division with three locations in California. With the acquisition of ESS and its six locations, TPR is now positioned in 4 of the 5 largest and economically dominant states in the U.S.
“TPR is delighted to expand our trench safety equipment rental and sale operations through the acquisition of Efficiency Shoring & Supply,” said Graeme Gilfillan, President & CEO of TPR. “ESS has an outstanding management team, coupled with the excellence of EPI’s trench safety equipment in the company’s rental fleet. We are also extremely pleased that Gary Bushong of ESS and EPI, a 30 year veteran of the trench safety industry, will join TPR to become our SVP-Eastern Region Manager.”
“TPR has a long and outstanding reputation in the Western U.S.” said Tom Feldmar, Chairman of TPR. “The ability to combine forces with ESS, a company that puts customer safety, service, and product quality as its highest priorities, is an excellent opportunity to extend TPR’s reach across the U.S.”
Trench Plate® Rental Co. is one of the country’s leading suppliers of trench safety equipment rental services and is located in Downey, CA. The company also provides traffic control equipment rental services through its separate TPR-Traffic Solutions® division and manufactures a broad spectrum of trench safety equipment through its wholly-owned Quik-Shor® Manufacturing subsidiary. For more information please visit
Contact: Mr. Chris Musser, Executive Vice President Marketing & Sales, Trench Plate Rental Co.