National Trench Safety, the Houston-based specialist in rental and sales of trench and trench safety equipment, trench and traffic safety engineering, and OSHA-compliant training classes, has opened a new branch operation in Orlando, Fla.

“Orlando is a diverse construction market that has shown strong growth trends and is forecasted to continue to grow over the next few years,” said Ron Chilton, president of NTS. “In addition to being a very attractive market, Orlando allows us to strengthen our position in the Florida market with locations already in Tampa and Miami.”

Kevin Chandler, an experienced trench safety professional will manage the Orlando branch. “Kevin is a seasoned trench safety manager with a wealth of experience in the Florida market,” added Chilton. “He has already begun building a strong team for the branch that will position NTS as the premier trench and traffic safety supplier in the Orlando market.”

The Orlando branch is NTS’ 27 location in the United States. The company intends to open several additional branch locations in 2016.