Posted June 15, 2016

Ritz Safety acquires Slate Rock Safety

Dayton, Ohio-based Ritz Safety LLC announced the acquisition of Slate Rock Safety in Medina, Ohio.

Slate Rock Safety is an ecommerce retailer and distributor of flame-resistant work apparel and other personal protective equipment, serving local customers in the Cleveland area and a wide variety of national accounts. This marks the third strategic acquisition in the past year for Ritz Safety, after acquiring Mobile, Alabama-based Safety Source Inc. in July of 2015 and Portland, Oregon-based Public Works Supply Inc. on May 1, 2016.

“We are excited with our Midwest expansion and the added e-commerce capability Slate Rock Safety brings to Ritz Safety and its 5000+ customers," said Ken Fisher, president of Ritz Safety. "Our customers expect multiple sales channels to meet their safety needs, and Ritz Safety is working hard to deliver those solutions on the web, with outside and inside sales experts, and with customer friendly retail store fronts.”

Ritz Safety is further expanding its Midwest footprint with a new, state-of-the-art facility in Indianapolis. The recently renovated building provides four times the warehouse and showroom space of the previous Indianapolis facility, and offers one of the largest PPE showrooms in Central Indiana. Ritz Safety’s new Indianapolis branch is located at 3330 N. Shadeland Avenue.