Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Total Safety Acquires Webb, Murray & Associates, Inc.

HOUSTON - Tuesday, March 29th 2011 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Total Safety, the leading global provider of integrated safety services and compliance solutions, announced today it has acquired substantially all of the assets and ongoing business of Webb, Murray & Associates, Inc., a Houston-based fire protection and safety services company.

“We are very pleased to have completed this transaction and are honored to have such a talented and respected team join Total Safety,” said David E. Fanta, Chief Executive Officer of Total Safety. “The Webb Murray founders and their leadership team are known within the industry for their experience, values and commitment to excellence. Working together, we will be able to provide our clients with cost-effective and comprehensive risk mitigation strategies around their complex worker and facility protection needs. Webb Murray’s traditional service geography has been limited to the Gulf and East coasts of the United States. We are excited we will be able to expand their service reach across all of Total Safety’s served markets.”

Bob Webb, a founder of Webb Murray, noted, “we are very excited to be a part of the Total Safety family and are impressed with the culture, commitment to service excellence, and the vision they have for the business. I am pleased we will be able to offer our clients an expanded service offering and am confident this combination will be a win-win for our customers, our employees, and our suppliers.”

Webb, Murray & Associates, headquartered in Houston, Texas, and founded in 1974, is a recognized leader in risk management, fire and safety systems design, installation, testing and inspection services for the refining, chemical, and petrochemical markets in the U.S. The company’s core services include process hazard analysis, consequence assessment, risk evaluation, root cause analysis, industrial hygiene, PSM and RMP implementation, OSHA VPP consultation, safety procedure development, design, installation, maintenance and testing of all types of active as well as passive fire protection systems. Total Safety will operate the assets under the name “Webb-Murray”.

Specific financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

About Total Safety

Total Safety, a DLJ Merchant Banking Partners portfolio company, based in Houston, Texas, is the world’s leading global provider of integrated safety strategies and the products necessary to support them: on-site safety services, turnaround safety support, gas detection, respiratory services, rescue services, safety training, fire services and engineered system design. It operates from more than 80 locations in 13 countries to ensure the safe Wellbeing of Workers Worldwide (W3). www.totalsafety.com.


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