Ritz Safety Acquires Slate Rock Safety, Expands Indianapolis Facility

Ritz gains Medina, OH-based Slate Rock, an e-commerce retailer and distributor of flame resistant work apparel and other PPE equipment, and Ritz is expanding with a new facility in Indianapolis.

Dayton, Ohio based Ritz Safety LLC on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Slate Rock Safety, LLC in Medina, OH, effective June 1.

Slate Rock Safety occupies a unique role in the safety market as an e-commerce retailer and distributor of flame resistant work apparel and other personal protective equipment, serving local customers in the Cleveland area and a wide variety of national accounts across the country.

This marks the third strategic acquisition in the past year for Ritz Safety, after acquiring Mobile, Alabama based Safety Source Inc. in July of 2015 and Portland, Oregon based Public Works Supply Inc. on May 1, 2016. 

"Continuing our nationwide expansion and offering additional safety related products and services, equipment rental and repair, and training was a strategic initiative for Ritz Safety," said Ken Fisher, president of Ritz Safety. "We are excited with our Midwest expansion and the added e-commerce capability Slate Rock Safety brings to Ritz Safety and its 5,000+ customers. Our customers expect multiple sales channels to meet their safety needs and Ritz Safety is working hard to deliver those solutions on the web, with outside and inside sales experts, and with customer friendly retail store fronts."

Ritz Safety is further expanding its Midwest footprint with a new, state-of-the-art facility in Indianapolis, IN. The recently renovated building provides four times the warehouse and showroom space of the previous Indianapolis facility, and offers one of the largest PPE showrooms in Central Indiana. Ritz Safety’s new Indianapolis branch is located at 3330 N. Shadeland Avenue.

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