Justrite Safety Group and Checkers Industrial Products Sign a Definitive Merger Agreement

Justrite Safety Group (Justrite®) and Checkers Industrial Products (Checkers), both portfolio companies of Audax Private Equity (Audax) have entered into a Definitive Merger Agreement. The merger of Justrite and Checkers creates a leading manufacturer of industrial and environmental safety products. The merger is anticipated to be completed and closed by the end of January 2018.

JUSTRITE

Since 1906, Justrite has provided products for the safe management of flammable liquids, and other hazardous materials. Today their products include 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 all help industrial customers maintain safe practices. Long recognized as a vital part of environmental, health, and safety programs, Justrite products are available worldwide. For more information, visit the Justrite website, www.justrite.com

CHECKERS

Founded in 1987, Checkers is a leading provider of branded industrial safety products dedicated to vehicular safety, asset protection, and workplace safety. Today their products include wheel chocks, warning whips, cable management systems, ergonomic anti-fatigue and entrance matting, and temporary access mats and ground protection solutions through their four power brands of Monster™, Linebacker®, Notrax®, and TuffTrak®. For more information, visit the Checkers website, www.checkers-safety.com

ABOUT AUDAX PRIVATE EQUITY

Since its founding in 1999, Audax Private Equity has been focused on building leading middle market companies. Audax has invested $4.5 billion in 112 platform and 640 add-on companies. Through its disciplined Buy & Build approach, Audax seeks to help platform companies execute add-on acquisitions that fuel revenue growth, optimize operations, and significantly increase equity value. Audax Private Equity is an integral part of Audax Group®, an alternative asset management firm specializing in investments in middle market companies. With offices in Boston, New York, and San Francisco, Audax Group has over $11.5 billion in assets under management across its Private Equity, Mezzanine, and Senior Debt businesses. For more information, visit the Audax Group website, www.audaxgroup.com

Contact Justrite at JustriteMarketing@justritemfg.com

Our Neighbors at CU are Terraplas Owners!

CU terraplas2Our friends and neighbors at the University of Colorado-Boulder are one of the first owners of the new Terraplas turf protection systems. This latest iteration of the system does not feature the traditional stripe pattern and is currently owned by a select few stadiums, including Levi’s Stadium, Soldier Field, and Lincoln Financial Field. Hundreds of colleges have indoor practice facilities, however, which is an ideal use for our new Terraplas system. With the building already in place, adding a Terraplas system can upgrade a simple practice facility to an elegant event house, increasing off-season revenue. With a diverse line of turf protection solutions, Terraplas is well known by stadium managers the world over. With both light-duty pedestrian flooring such as the Terratile or Terraflor, as well as heavy-duty options for vehicles such as the Terratrak or the Terracover, no matter what event your stadium might be hosting, we will have the event flooring solution you need. The translucent design of Terraplas products ensures that grass is able to continue to grow, and doesn’t yellow or die during longer events. Featuring a modular design with lateral locking cams, this system is quick to install and remove. Many stadiums across the country and the world already own or rent a system, a testament to the quality of the product. So next time you find yourself attending a college graduation ceremony, take a look at the flooring. There is a good chance you’ll see our signature translucent, HDPE design.

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Checkers Industrial Safety Products Acquires Market Leader Terraplas

Checkers has acquired Terraplas.

Checkers Industrial Products, LLC has acquired Terraplas, the industry’s world leader in high-end turf protection. “The exciting acquisition of this world-leading business, not only continues the growth of our ground protection category, allowing us to enter new markets, it also brings their highly experienced international team to the Checkers family,” said Checkers‘ President Ray Torres.
Checkers acquires Terraplas
This addition to the Checkers portfolio opens up entirely new markets to the group. The Terraplas range of products includes drivable, outdoor natural grass, outdoor synthetic field, and indoor synthetic field protection systems. These product lines align with Checkers‘ ground protection product category, along with other Checkers acquisitions, AlturnaMATS, Zigma Ground Solutions, and SVE Portable Roadways from earlier this year.

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Checkers Industrial Safety Products Acquires GNR Technologies Parking Lot Safety Business

Checkers has acquired the parking lot safety business from GNR Technologies.

As a leader in parking lot safety and damage prevention products, GNR manufactures a variety of recycled rubber products and creates solutions that protect motorists and pedestrians from the perils of today’s parking lots.  As such, GNR’s products have been designed and developed with speed reduction and driver and pedestrian safety in mind.  GNR has manufacturing facilities in Canada and Mexico, and services customers globally in the public and private sectors.Checkers acquires GNR Technologies

“The addition of the GNR product line to the Checkers family gives us a global presence in the traffic safety markets, something that, until now, Checkers has only been known for within the US.  This acquisition continues to expand on our global growth initiative in a business category we have wanted to grow for some time,” said Checkers‘ Director of Business Development Will Eaton.

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Checkers Industrial Has Acquired Zigma Ground Solutions

Checkers has acquired Zigma Ground Solutions.

Checkers Industrial Safety Products, the industry leading safety products manufacturer, announces the acquisition of Zigma Ground Solutions. As a leader in temporary access and ground protection products, Zigma serves the European, US, Middle Eastern, and Australian markets with high-Checkers Industrial Has Acquired Zigma Ground Solutionsquality, industrial matting products for oil and gas, transmission and distribution, construction, renewable energy, and event applications.

Checkers’ President Ray Torres commented, “We are extremely excited that Iain and Feann Brown and the Zigma team will now join Checkers as we continue to develop and expand our global strategy for our plastic and composite Ground Protection industrial matting product line. Zigma, coupled with our recent acquisitions of AlturnaMATS and SVE Portable Roadways, gives us the most extensive product offering in the industry, to meet every industrial and commercial matting application.”

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Checkers Industrial Acquires Superior Manufacturing Group, Inc.

Checkers has acquired Superior Manufacturing Group, Inc.

This acquisition brings NOTRAX, AKRO, APEX, and HomeTrax Designs into the Checkers family. These Superior brands complement the recent Checkers acquisitions of AlturnaMATS and SVE Portable Roadways, producers of medium- to heavy-duty ground protection matting products. The combined product offering now includes light-, medium-, and heavy-duty ground protection and floor matting products for multiple end markets, including home, commercial, food service, industrial, landscaping, construction, utility, oil & gas, and mining applications. Checkers is now the only company worldwide that offers both indoor and outdoor safety matting products into common markets and customers.Checkers Industrial Acquires Superior Manufacturing Group, Inc.

“Superior is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of floor matting products and for over 65 years has been an industry leader. This investment allows us to expand our product portfolio to our core markets and key distribution partners, while simultaneously entering new markets such as commercial, janitorial/sanitation, and food service markets” said Checkers‘ President Ray Torres. “We are excited to have a company of Superior’s caliber joining the family.”

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Checkers Industrial Acquires SVE Portable Roadway Systems

Checkers has acquired SVE Portable Roadway Systems.

Checkers is a leader in asset protection, which synergizes with the products SVE offers. The acquisition of SVE by Checkers opens doors to other markets and industries that we in the past haven’t had a foothold. SVE is proud to now be a part of the Checkers family,” said former SVE President Art Price when asked about the acquisition.

The SVE product offering includes brands MUD-TRAKS®, TRAKMAT®, SHOR-MAT®, and more, serving the construction, utility, landscaping, and drilling markets. These product lines will now fall under Checkers‘ growing ground protection category.

“SVE is the second ground protection/matting company recently acquired by Checkers, exponentially growing us in that market. With the addition of the SVE brands we are also acquiring a strong product line, known within the industry for being a pioneer in ground protection,” said Checkers‘ Executive Vice President Jack Roser.SVE Portable Roadway Systems acquired by Checkers

“The acquisition of SVE complements the earlier acquisition of AlturnaMATS® in March 2015, and helps to round out our product offerings in ground protection, with our existing AlturnaMATS®, VersaMATS® and ClearMATS® brands,” said Steve Gottlieb, Checkers‘ Director of Sales & Marketing.

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Checkers Industrial Acquires Firefly Cable Protectors

Checkers Industrial Acquires Firefly Cable Protectors

Checkers Industrial Products, LLC announces the acquisition of Firefly Cable Protectors, previously an Ascendant Ventures, Inc. company. Firefly has been an innovator in the cable management industry with their highly visible, LED illuminated cable protectors. “This acquisition further complements Checkers Industrial‘s cable management system offering and better positions the company in the cable protection market,” said President Ray Torres. Firefly cable protectors don’t only feature LEDs in the side ramps, they also feature lids designed to be visible in low light conditions, making Firefly cable protectors the most visible cable management solutions on the market.

The combined product offering now includes premier brand names Firefly, Yellow Jacket, Linebacker, Guard Dog, Grip Guard, Fastlane, and Bumble Bee, all falling under Checkers cable protection product category.

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Checkers Industrial Partners with AlturnaMATS

Checkers Industrial Partners with AlturnaMATS

Checkers Industrial Products, LLC announces it has partnered with Jack Roser, President, and Owner of AlturnaMATS Inc. As a leader in professional grade ground protection mats, AlturnaMATS has served multiple markets with their matting and outrigger pads, including construction, utilities, landscaping, and drilling. Asked what the partnership means, Jack Roser commented, “The partnership with Checkers only spells a good future. It brings together two companies with the same goals in mind, safety, and asset protection, and will help grow both brands. In addition, it provides AlturnaMATS with additional resources to help accelerate our growth.”

The combined Checkers product offering now includes Matting, Cribbing, ClearMATS, VersaMATS, and Safety Tech Outrigger Pads, all falling under Checkers‘ ground protection product category.

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Checkers Industrial Safety Products, LLC Acquires C&C Signal, LLC

Broomfield, CO – Checkers Industrial Safety Products, LLC, a global market leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of safety products for the mining, oil & gas, and other industrial markets announced today the acquisition of C&C Signal, an innovative leader in the design, engineering, and production of highway safety and traffic control products, which is based in Mesa, AZ. David Kasnic, President of Checkers Industrial Safety Products added, “C&C Signal adds a complementary line of innovative product solutions to our existing safety products, increasing our overall breadth to serve customers in our existing end markets, as well as introduces Checkers Industrial Safety Products to new markets.” This acquisition coupled with the acquisition of HBM Canada, announced last week, expands Checkers Industrial Safety Products‘ product offering and enhances its existing capabilities in engineering and design. Greg Gundrum, VP of Sales and Marketing for Checkers Industrial Safety Products noted, “We expect to deliver increased value and more customized products to our customers and end markets while also being able to accelerate the pace of product innovation and response time to our combined customers.”

Scott Clifford, President of C&C Signal, stated, “Checkers Industrial Safety Products‘ global distribution network will provide increased exposure of our innovative products. I am excited to join Checkers Industrial Safety Products and help lead the development of new products for the markets we serve.” C&C Signal is a leading producer of solar and non-solar LED lighted products, including arrow boards, barricade lights, LED light modules and strobe lights for the highway safety, traffic control, and industrial markets.

Checkers Industrial Safety Products manufactures and distributes a variety of branded safety products including cable protector management systems, wheel chocks, and warning whip flags for the industrial, mining, aviation, military, construction, and entertainment markets. The company has developed products that meet and exceed safety standards and has a leading position in its respective end markets.

For questions regarding the acquisition or Checkers Industrial Safety Products, please contact Greg Gundrum, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, at (720) 221-3980 or by email ggundrum@checkersindustrial.com or visit the company’s website at www.checkersindustrial.com.

Checkers Industrial Products, LLC Acquires HBM Canada Manufacturing Inc.

Broomfield, Colorado – Checkers Industrial Safety Products, LLC, a global market leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of safety products for the mining, oil & gas, and other industrial markets, announced the acquisition of HBM Canada Manufacturing Inc today. “The HBM acquisition expands our breadth of niche safety products and further strengthens our position to compete globally in a variety of industrial markets,” said President David Kasnic. The combined product offering and additional capabilities in engineering and design provide increased value for its combined customer base and enhances Checkers‘ capabilities to accelerate product innovation and response time to its customers.

Jim Matei, President and majority owner of HBM Canada Manufacturing Inc. stated, “I am excited to join the Checkers family, a recognized industry leader in safety products to the mining sector, as well as other industrial markets. Combining HBM with Checkers will allow us to pick the best design features of our independent products to offer our customers the absolute best product.” HBM Canada is a leading producer of warning whips to the mining industry, as well as lighted signs, strobe and beacon lights, and other safety related products for industrial applications.

Checkers manufactures and distributes a variety of branded safety products including cable wire management systems, industrial wheel chocks, and warning whips for the industrial, mining, aviation, military, construction, and entertainment markets. The company has developed products that meet and exceed safety standards and has a leading position in its respective markets.

For questions regarding the acquisition of Checkers Industrial Safety Products, LLC please contact Greg Gundrum, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, at (720) 221-3980 or by email ggundrum@checkersindustrial.com or visit the company’s website www.checkersindustrial.com.

Checkers Industrial Acquires Peterson Systems International/Yellow Jacket Inc

Broomfield, Colorado – Checkers Industrial Products, LLC announced today the acquisition of Peterson Systems International/Yellow Jacket Inc., a global leader in manufacturing and distributing cable wire management systems. “This acquisition further complements Checkers Industrial‘s cable management system offering and better positions the company to compete globally,” said founder and CEO Steve Henry. The combined product offering now includes premier brand names Yellow Jacket, Linebacker, Guard Dog, and Bumble Bee. When asked what the acquisition brings to Checkers Industrial, President David Kasnic commented, “The acquisition combines nearly fifty years of experience in engineering and manufacturing cable management systems and broadens our manufacturing capabilities to accelerate product innovation and response time to our customers.”

Checkers Industrial manufactures and distributes a variety of branded safety products including cable management systems, wheel chocks, and warning whips for the industrial, mining, aviation, military, construction, and entertainment markets. The company has developed products that meet and exceed safety standards and has a leading position in its respective end markets.

For questions regarding the acquisition or Checkers Industrial Products, LLC, please contact Greg Gundrum, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, at 800-438-9336.Yellow Jacket Cable Protector manufactured by Peterson Systems