Posted January 20, 2017

Ritz Safety acquires Lone Star Safety & Supply

Dayton, Ohio-based Ritz Safety announced the acquisition of Lone Star Safety & Supply, headquartered in Dallas, with additional branches in San Antonio, Texas, and Oklahoma City.

Lone Star Safety has served the South Central region of the United States for 44 years with a motto of “We keep the people, who are building America, Safe.” Lone Star Safety offers a full array of rental equipment and is a certified repair center for self-retracting lifelines.

“The acquisition of Lone Star Safety continues to expand our national footprint and shorten lead times to our customers. We also like the strong service, repair and rental options that the Lone Star team can provide to our existing customers in Texas and Oklahoma. We are excited to have Lone Star Safety and their employees join the Ritz Safety family,” said Ken Fisher, president of Ritz Safety.

The acquisition is the fourth strategic acquisition in the past 18 months for Ritz Safety. It acquired Mobile, Alabama-based Safety Source Inc. in July 2015, Portland, Oregon-based Public Works Supply Inc. in May, 2016 and Medina, Ohio-based Slate Rock Safety in June 2016. Over the past two years, Ritz Safety also opened or expanded facilities in Tampa and Pompano Beach, Florida, Houston and Indianapolis.

Ritz Safety began in 1983 as a family-owned business in Pompano Beach, Florida. Over the past 33 years, the company has grown to employ more than 200 employees nationwide and operates 13 retail/wholesale distribution centers.