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Total Safety Announces New Location in Signal Hill, CA

Total Safety is proud to announce the opening of our Signal Hill, CA (Southern CA) Service Center managed by John Van Kooy.  This new office is yet another concrete illustration of our commitment to meet our customers’ demands for local service and on-site expertise. As with all Total Safety Service Centers worldwide, the office will leverage Total Safety’s vast network of best-in-class safety processes and the industry’s deepest network of safety professionals.

Office location information:�
2701 Junipero Avenue
Signal Hill, CA  90755
Business: 562.490.6800
Fax: 562.490.6890
District Manager:  John Van Kooy jvankooy@totalsafety.com

To learn more about Total Safety’s industrial safety service centers, give us a call at 888.44.TOTAL.

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Total Safety Welcomes Callaway Safety Equipment Company, Inc to the Family

Total Safety U.S., Inc. has acquired the assets of Callaway Safety Equipment Company, Inc. as of May 30, 2008.  Callaway is a provider of integrated safety services to the oil and gas industry.  Callaway offers sales, rental, inspection, repair and  maintenance of  safety equipment, site safety professionals, safety training for oilfield and industrial applications.  The company provides services relating to drilling, completion, workover, plant/refinery shutdowns and turnarounds, natural gas processing plants and pipeline construction.

“Total Safety is very pleased to announce this most recent acquisition,” said David E. Fanta, Chief Executive Officer of Total Safety.  “The addition of Callaway further demonstrates our commitment to the energy industry by expanding our service offerings into the West Texas and New Mexico regions.  We are pleased to have the employees of Callaway Safety join the Total Safety team.”

Callaway founder Sam Callaway states, “The Callaway team is very excited about becoming a part of the Total Safety family, and we look forward to being a part of and contributing to the overall continued success of Total Safety.  I want to thank our valued customers for their support throughout the past 27 years and feel that now as a Total Safety company, the Callaway team will be able to offer an expanded offering of safety service solutions.”

The combination of these two well respected companies and their management and employee teams will continue to allow us to meet the expectations of our customers and further provide our enhanced safety service solutions. Our number one goal is to make this change as smooth as possible and to continue to execute our mission, “to ensure the safe Wellbeing of Workers Worldwide”.

Contact:

Total Safety

Dennis Turnipseed, Chief Financial Officer

Phone:  713.353.7100

To learn more about Total Soafety or any of our industrial safety services, call us at 888.44.TOTAL.

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Total Safety Announces New Location in Benicia, California

Houston – May 1, 2008

Total Safety is proud to announce the opening of our Benicia, CA Service Center managed by Esperanza Mota. This new office is yet another concrete illustration of our commitment to meet our customers’ demands for local service and on-site expertise. As with all Total Safety Service Centers worldwide, the office will leverage Total Safety’s vast network of best-in-class safety processes and the industry’s deepest network of safety professionals.

Office location information:
518 Stone Road
Benicia, CA  94510
Phone: 707-747-5879
Fax: 707-747-5924
District Manager:  Esperanza Mota emota@totalsafety.com

To find out more information about Total Safety or any of our industrial safety services center and locations, give us a call at 888.44.TOTAL.

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Total Safety Welcomes Inter-Mountain Safety Company, Inc. (IMS) to the Family

Houston – August 3, 2007

On August 3, 2007, Total Safety completed the acquisition of Inter-Mountain Safety Company, Inc. (IMS) a provider of comprehensive safety services to the oil and gas industry in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. The primary service offerings include hydrogen sulfide (H2S) protection services, site safety professionals, the sales, rental, inspection, repair and maintenance of respiratory protection and gas detection equipment as well as safety training to the upstream sector.

“Total Safety is very pleased to announce this most recent acquisition,” said David E. Fanta, Chief Executive Officer of Total Safety. “The addition of IMS allows us to better serve our upstream customers as a single point of contact for safety solutions. IMS’s reputation for quality personnel and services is unsurpassed in the Rocky Mountains.”

IMS founder Frank Kaunitz states, “The management team of IMS is excited to be a part of the Total Safety family and looks forward to integrating our services and further expanding our client base with the same trusted personnel.”

The combination of these two well respected companies and their management and employee teams will continue to allow us to meet the expectations of our customers and further provide our enhanced safety service solutions. Our number one goal is to make this change as smooth as possible and to continue to execute our mission, “to ensure the safe Wellbeing of Workers Worldwide”.

To learn more about Total Safety or any of our industrial safety services & equipment, give us a call at 888.44.TOTAL.

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Total Safety Welcomes Breathing Equipment Hire Limited (BEH) to the Family

Houston – August 1, 2007

On August 1, 2007, Total Safety completed the acquisition of Breathing Equipment Hire Limited (BEH LTD), of Knottingley, England. BEH is a provider of quality safety services to the downstream sector in the United Kingdom. The primary services offered by BEH are rental, inspection, repair and maintenance of respiratory protection, and gas detection equipment as well as turnaround support services to the refining and petrochemical industries.

The acquisition of BEH provides Total Safety an established presence in the European downstream safety services business. BEH‘s customer base is comprised of major United Kingdom refiners and petrochemical manufacturers including many of Total Safety’s current multi-national customers.

“We are very excited about BEH LTD’s employees and management joining the Total Safety team,” said David E. Fanta, Chief Executive Officer of Total Safety. “BEH LTD is well respected by its customers and allows Total Safety to expand its integrated safety services offering to the European downstream market.”

The combination of these two well respected companies and their management and employee teams will continue to allow us to meet the expectations of our customers and further provide our enhanced safety service solutions. Our number one goal is to make this change as smooth as possible and to continue to execute our mission, “to ensure the safe Wellbeing of Workers Worldwide”.

For more information about Total Safety or any of our industrial safety services and equipment, give us a call at 888.44.TOTAL.

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Total Safety Welcomes Payne Services, Inc. (PSI) to the Family

Houston – June 15, 2007

On June 15th, Total Safety U.S., Inc. acquired Payne Services, Inc. (PSI). Payne Services’ primary  lines  of  business  include  safety personnel and staff, confined space attendants,  safety training, and contract industrial hygienists.  The  company was founded in 1989 and has service  locations in Donaldsonville, LA,  Pasadena, TX, and  Corpus Christi, TX,  which  further complements Total Safety’s  presence on the Gulf Coast.

“We are very excited about Payne Services joining the Total Safety family. The business lines Payne delivers are extremely complementary to the safety services Total Safety provides and will further broaden our service offering,” said David E. Fanta, Chief Executive Officer of Total Safety. “The combination of Payne’s personnel services management system and Total Safety’s extensive sales network will allow us to grow the business globally and meet the expectations of customers as they seek enhanced integrated safety solutions in today’s active market.”

“The opportunity to combine Payne’s safety services with Total Safety’s global presence was too appealing to ignore. The petrochemical and refining industry will no longer have to hire multiple safety contractors for their turnaround and maintenance safety needs,” said Robbie Payne, Vice President of Payne Services. “I am even more excited to join such a well respected industry leader and look forward to continuing to provide the highest level of service to our clients.”

The combination of these two well respected companies and their management and employee teams will continue to allow us to meet the expectations of our customers and further provide our enhanced safety service solutions. Our number one goal is to make this change as smooth as possible and to continue to execute our mission, “to ensure the safe Wellbeing of Workers Worldwide”.

To learn more about Total Safety or any of our industrial safety services and equipment, give us a call at 888.44.TOTAL.

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Total Safety Announces CFO Appointment

Houston – February 19, 2007

Total Safety announces the addition of Dennis Turnipseed as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  He will be responsible for Accounting and Financial Reporting, Corporate Planning and Budgeting, Cash Management, Asset Management, Credit and Collections, Tax, and Accounts Receivables and Payables.  Dennis will be working with each of these departments to ensure  all strategies and plans are aligned with the overall company goals as we continue to grow.  

Dennis brings a wealth of experience in the financial arena and also has both upstream and downstream experience.  He has been the CFO of a national mechanical contractor and most recently the CFO of an international seismic company’s western hemisphere business unit. 

For more information anout Total Safety or any of our industrial safety services and equipment, give us a call at 888.44.TOTAL. 

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Total Safety Announces CAO Appointment

Houston – February 5, 2007

Total Safety announces the addition of James E. Rief as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer.  He is responsible for Total Safety’s Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, and Risk Management teams.  Jim will be working with each of these departments to ensure that the departmental strategies and plans are aligned with the overall company goals as we continue to grow.  

Jim is very familiar with the industries and customers we serve, having led IT and human resource organizations for an oil and gas company and an international industrial service company prior to joining Total Safety.  

For more information about Total Safety or any of our industrial safety services & equipment, give us a call at 888.44.TOTAL.

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DLJ Merchant Banking Partners completes acquisition of Total Safety U.S., Inc.

December 8, 2006

DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, a private equity investment affiliate of Credit Suisse, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Total Safety U.S., Inc. (“Total Safety” or the “Company”) from H.I.G. Capital LLC.  Total Safety is the leading outsourced provider of mission-critical industrial safety services and equipment to the refining, petrochemical, upstream and general industrial markets.  Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Total Safety serves a diverse global customer base either on-site or through one of its 27 regional centers.  The Company combines a comprehensive suite of safety products for sale or rent with a range of value added services to offer facilities a single outsourced solution for their safety needs.  The Company’s primary products include respiratory protection equipment, gas detection and monitoring devices, fire suppression equipment and general training services.  Within each of the product lines, the Company provides a variety of services including repair, inspection and preventative maintenance that improve safety compliance levels.  The Company, with approximately $110 million in annual sales, has recently accelerated its growth profile through geographic expansion and strategic acquisitions.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Total Safety U.S., Inc. was formed in December of 1994 to serve the safety needs of the oil and gas industry worldwide.  Over several years, the Company transformed itself through internal growth and acquisitions to become the industry leader in a comprehensive array of safety services in a variety of end markets.  Shortly after the Company acquired Well Safe, Inc. in April 2004, a new management team was put in place to execute a growth strategy.  Under the management team’s leadership, the Company has expanded the breadth of its product and service offerings and its geographic reach with the goal of transforming Total Safety into the premier global provider of integrated safety strategies and solutions for hazardous environments.

“We are excited about the opportunity to partner with the current management team of Total Safety to continue to expand the Company’s footprint.” said Susan Schnabel, a partner at DLJ Merchant Banking Partners.  “As the leading provider of outsourced safety services, Total Safety is uniquely positioned in the marketplace with significant growth opportunities going forward.”

“DLJ Merchant Banking is an ideal partner for Total Safety as we continue to grow our Company both organically and through acquisitions.  The entire Total Safety team looks forward to continuing our recent momentum and stands committed to ensuring the safe wellbeing of workers worldwide” said David Fanta, CEO of Total Safety.

For more information about Total Safety or any of our industrial safety services or equipment, give us a call at 888.44.TOTAL.

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Total Safety Acquires Sola Safety and Controls Division from Sola Communications, LLC

July 24, 2006

Total Safety U.S., Inc. has acquired the assets of the Sola Safety and Controls Division from Sola Communications, LLC. Sola Communications, LLC, which is owned by an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, will remain an independent company focusing on communications services.

We are equally excited about the talented and motivated employees that are joining Total Safety through this merger. Headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana, Sola Safety and Controls was founded in 1994 and has been providing quality safety services to the upstream sector in the Gulf of Mexico The primary services offered are sales, service, installation, and maintenance of H2S detection and respiratory systems, fire suppression and detection systems, and aids to navigation. In addition to the office in Lafayette, Sola has service centers in Mobile, Alabama and Larose, Louisiana.

The combination of these two well respected companies and their management and employee teams will continue to allow us to meet the expectations of our customers and further provide our enhanced safety service solutions. Our number one goal is to make this change as smooth as possible and to continue to execute our mission, “to ensure the safe Wellbeing of Workers Worldwide”.

Learn more about how Total Safety can provide your company with industrial communication services & equipment by calling us at 888.44.TOTAL.

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