Posted December 15, 2021

OTC acquires Critical Rental Solutions

Ohio Transmission Corporation (OTC) has acquired Critical Rental Solutions, a provider of oil-free air and temperature control rental equipment.

Ohio Transmission CorporationCritical Rental Solutions will operate under OTC’s Air Supply Group.

Headquartered in Houston, Critical Rental Solutions has two sales and field service locations in Texas and has approximately 42 employees.

“Having CRS join our robust family of compressor brands and products, will allow OTC to offer best-in-class compressed air solutions to a wide range of end markets throughout North America,” said Adam Gibbs, president of OTC Air Supply Group.

He added that CRS will compliment OTC's service and product offerings with their industry knowledge and unique and expansive fleet of oil-free rental compressors, dryers and temperature control units. “Whether customers are looking for aftermarket support, new equipment, short term rental solutions or our DirectAIR utility air solution; OTC will now be a one stop shop with the help of CRS,” he said.

“We are all extremely excited to join the OTC family,” said Mark Shedd, CRS president. “When one starts the process of transitioning a company that they and their team have invested countless hours and efforts to build, it is a very personal experience.”

Shedd said that it is important that the new partner share a common vision for its people and customers. "Given this criteria, we could not have handpicked a better organization than OTC. Our market leading capabilities and customer service will only improve and I see nothing but positives for all involved,” he said.

With this acquisition, Ohio Transmission Corporation now has 57 locations throughout the United States and more than 36 service shops.

The addition of Critical Rental Solutions associates expands OTC's workforce to nearly 1,500 employees.