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Safway Group acquires American Platform & Scaffolding


Acquisition reflects investment in and expansion of commercial motorized strategy

Waukesha, Wis. – Aug 3, 2016 – In a move toward continued growth and expansion of its commercial motorized strategy, Safway Group Holding LLC is announcing the acquisition of the operations of American Platform & Scaffolding (AP&S), effective August 3, 2016. AP&S provides swing stages, transport and mast climbing platforms along with a full range of access solutions in the Baltimore, Maryland; Washington, D.C. and northern Virginia markets. “American Platform & Scaffolding is a significant player in the area and a great fit for Safway Group,” said Central/Mid-Atlantic Regional Vice President for Safway Services Mike Krach. “This acquisition demonstrates Safway’s commitment to investing in and expanding its swing, hoist and motorized strategy and will strengthen our presence in several key East Coast markets.”

American Platform & Scaffolding is a privately held company, which was formed in 1984 to market and distribute mast climbing platforms. From its centrally located office in Linthicum Heights, Maryland, AP&S has served the East Coast as far south as Florida and as far north as New York. AP&S offers a complete service department including experienced technicians on call for emergency repairs and assistance. “By leveraging the assets, expertise and reputation of American Platform & Scaffolding, we plan to establish a motorized hub – a center of excellence for motorized solutions – at the AP&S location in Linthicum Heights,” explains Krach. “The new hub will operate as part of the Safway Services Laurel Branch.”

“This is an opportunity to join the leading access company in North America,” adds Jim Goode, president of American Platform & Scaffolding, “and will allow our business and its employees to continue to thrive and grow.”

American Platform & Scaffolding customers can work with their current contacts and get the same personal attention they are accustomed to receiving. At the same time, AP&S customers will now be able to take advantage of a wider range of products and services. This includes advanced engineering, project management and training as well as a larger and broader inventory of equipment, from mast climbers, personnel hoists and transport platforms, to QuikDeck® and QuikShield® Suspended Access Systems and HAKI® access and weather protection systems, offered exclusively through Safway Group.

About Safway Group
With 114 locations in the U.S. and Canada and a growing system of partners worldwide, Safway Group companies deliver efficient, high-performance multiservice solutions – THE SMART WAY®. Offering experience and expertise in access, scaffolding, insulation, fireproofing, surface preparation and coatings, Safway Group companies include All-American Scaffold, CL Coatings; Industrial Coatings & Fireproofing; MobleySafway; New England Scaffolding; Redi Solutions; Safway Atlantic; Safway Services; Safway Services Canada; S&E Bridge & Scaffold; and Swing Staging. Safway has been an industry leader since 1936, serving the petrochemical, oil and gas, power, refining, marine, manufacturing, transportation and commercial construction industries worldwide. With the largest engineering staff, an exclusive project management system, award-winning safety excellence and a full line of products and services, Safway Group companies design and implement innovative, quality solutions at the lowest installed cost for projects of any size and scope.For more information about Safway Group visit:

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