Des Plaines, IL-based Justrite, a manufacturer of products for the safe management of flammable liquids and other hazardous materials, has announced the acquisition of Janesville, WI-based First Safety Corporation, which supplies equipment for gas cylinder handling to the industrial, safety and scientific markets.
“As a manufacturer of products that safely handle and store compressed gas containers, First Safety is a logical adjacency to Justrite’s chemical management business unit,” Justrite president and CEO Mark McElhinny said. “The new line complements Justrite’s existing aluminum cylinder and LPG lockers, and offers our customers a greater depth of solutions for gas cylinder management. Our worldwide network of industrial distributors will benefit from consolidating their safety purchases through one of the most trusted brands in the industry.”
According to its website, First Safety's product offering includes: barricade racks, gas cylinder pallets and equipment, storage cabinets, hand trucks, specialty gas products and more.
Justrite's product line includes safety cabinets and large outdoor storage buildings, safety vessels and containers for laboratory and industrial applications, spill containment, safety showers and eye/face wash and other products that help maintain safe practices.
Due to the inherent nature of gas cylinders, all products offer robust designs to ensure safe handling during storage or transport. Engineered to meet the highest safety standards, all hand trucks, racks, and stands feature an exclusive zero lift height base, braced on three sides—no dangerous rolling or tilting of cylinders during placement. In addition to standard models, custom engineered products are available to meet special needs.