Dayton, OH, Jan. 20, 2017: Dayton, Ohio based Ritz Safety LLC, one of the largest privately-held safety companies in the U.S., announces the acquisition of Lone Star Safety & Supply, headquartered in Dallas, Texas and with additional branches in San Antonio, Texas and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, effective December 1st, 2016. Lone Star Safety has served the safety industry in the South Central region of the U.S. for 44 years with a motto of “We keep the people, who are building America, Safe”. Lone Star Safety, a full-line personal protective equipment (PPE) and facility safety product distributor, offers a full array of rental equipment and is a certified repair center for self-retracting lifelines. The acquisition of Lone Star Safety marks the fourth strategic acquisition in the past 18 months for Ritz Safety, after acquiring Mobile, AL-based Safety Source Inc. in July 2015, Portland, OR-based Public Works Supply Inc. in May, 2016 and Medina, OH-based Slate Rock Safety in June 2016. Ritz Safety has also grown organically, with new or expanded facilities in Tampa and Pompano Beach, FL; Houston, TX and Indianapolis, IN, over the past two years.

Ritz Safety’s acquisition of Lone Star Safety will continue to position the combined organization as a local, regional, and national supplier to the industrial, agricultural, construction, mining, manufacturing, service, waste, oil and gas, ship building, and other industries, who are looking for assistance with their PPE requirements and consistent employee safety compliance. “The acquisition of Lone Star Safety continues to expand our national footprint and shorten lead times to our customers. We also like the strong service, repair and rental options that the Lone Star team can provide to our existing customers in Texas and Oklahoma. We are excited to have Lone Star Safety and their employees join the Ritz Safety family,” stated Ken Fisher, President of Ritz Safety.

Ritz Safety began in 1983 as a family-owned business in Pompano Beach, FL. Over the past 33 years, Ritz Safety has grown into a respected, international distributor with over 200 employees nationwide. Ritz Safety maintains corporate offices in Dayton, OH and now operates thirteen retail/wholesale distribution centers, in Pompano Beach, Jacksonville and Tampa, FL; Medina, OH; Indianapolis, IN; Theodore and Bucks, AL; Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio, TX; Oklahoma City, OK; Las Vegas, NV and Portland, OR. Ritz Safety services over 5,000 national and international customers monthly, and stocks over 25,000 safety products. For more information, please visit


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