Posted May 24, 2016

Ritz Safety acquires Public Works Supply

Dayton, Ohio-based Ritz Safety LLC has acquired Public Works Supply Inc., Donald, Oregon.

Public Works Supply has served the Portland area for 25 years.

This marks the second strategic acquisition in the past year for Ritz Safety, having acquired Mobile, Alabama-based Safety Source Inc. in July of 2015. Ritz Safety has also grown organically, with new or expanded facilities in Tampa and Pompano Beach, Florida; Houston, Texas and Indianapolis, Indiana over the past two years.

"Ritz Safety’s purchase of Public Works Supply will continue to position the combined organization as a local, regional, and national supplier to the industrial, agriculture, construction, mining, manufacturing, service, waste, oil and gas, ship building, and other industries who are looking for assistance and consistency in keeping their employees safe," the company said in a statement announcing the acquisition.

The acquisition brings the total number of Ritz Safety sales and distribution centers to nine. The company has 120 employees nationwide.