Safway Group has expanded its suspended access business with the acquisition of SafeWorks, LLC, a global suspended access leader with recognized brands such as Spider, Power Climber and Power Climber Wind. Headquartered in Seattle, SafeWorks provides motorized suspended access equipment rental, sales, support and services through 25 company branch locations in the Americas and a global dealer network. SafeWorks has manufacturing facilities in the United States, South America and Europe, and provides creative scaffolding and swing stage solutions.

“This is a great opportunity to bring our specialized expertise to the leading access company in North America,” said Scott Farrell, president and CEO of SafeWorks. “Joining Safway will provide our businesses, brands and employees with the resources and flexibility to continue to thrive and grow.” 

Safway has acquired 14 companies over the past six years as part of its strategy to expand service offerings in core target markets – energy and industrial (refineries, petrochemical, power, and infrastructure) as well as commercial restoration, refurbishment, and new construction.

“The combination of Safway and SafeWorks is extremely compelling,” added Hayes. “Through Safway’s branch network, the number of locations servicing Spider will essentially double, and SafeWorks will now be able to offer a broader range of products and services to their customers with immediate, local access to the largest inventory of scaffolding equipment and expertise in North America.” 

SafeWorks is a complementary business for Safway Group. “This acquisition further supports our strategy of bringing additional services and more value to our customers with SafeWorks’ premium branded motorized suspended access products, technical support, highly specialized engineering, and manufacturing capabilities,” added Hayes. “SafeWorks also provides us with the framework for ‘global seed planting’ and additional market diversification, given their worldwide network of sites and attractive position in the growing domestic and international wind/renewable energy industry.”

Safway Group has 115 locations in the U.S. and Canada and a growing network of partners worldwide. Safway Group companies include All-American Scaffold; CL Coatings; Dalco; Industrial Coatings & Fireproofing; MobleySafway; New England Scaffolding; Redi Energy Services; Redi Solutions; Safway Atlantic; Safway Services; Safway Services Canada; S&E Bridge & Scaffold; and Swing Staging.

Safway Group is No. 15 on the RER 100; Spider, Division of SafeWorks is No. 75