National Trench Safety, the Houston-based trench and traffic safety equipment sales and rental company, has hired Dan Williamson to manage the company’s Chicago branch location. An industry veteran, Williamson spent 12 years managing the shoring product line at Cerda Industries, and also served as general manager for the slide-rail division at Trinity/GME.
“We are fortunate and excited to have someone with Dan’s experience, knowledge and reputation to join the NTS team,” said Ron Chilton, president of NTS. “Dan is a well-recognized industry veteran with many years of experience. With over 25 years of experience in the trench safety industry, we feel Dan will immediately increase our profile and presence in our Chicago operation. We opened our Chicago operation in the first quarter of this year and have been encouraged by the acceptance and performance of our branch in this new market. We believe that Dan will help add the necessary guidance and knowledge to allow us to accelerate the growth in Chicago. Dan and the rest of the Chicago team will be working hard to make NTS the key trench and traffic safety partner to contractors in the area.”
NTS, which also offers OSHA-compliant training courses, has 21 operating branch locations nationwide. Those locations are spread throughout Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Utah. NTS plans to continue its expansion efforts, with an additional branch before the end of 2013 and more to come in 2014.