Safway Acquisition Takes Atlantic Hoisting's NYC Expertise Continental

Atlantic's New-York-metro hoisting and scaffolding experience will be used throughout Safway's 85 North American branches

WAUKESHA, Wis. (May 12, 2011) In a move to further strengthen its expertise in metropolitan high-rise scaffolding and access solutions, Safway Services announced the acquisition of Atlantic Hoisting & Scaffolding, which the company says is the largest provider of scaffolding and hoisting solutions in the New York City area.

"With this acquisition, Safway adds expertise in hoisting solutions for complex metropolitan projects to its leading capabilities in engineering, safety and project management of scaffolding and access solutions services," said Marc Wilson, Safway president. "Atlantic also helps provide the capability to bring customers a turnkey solution for high-rise access projects across North America, through Safway's extensive branch network."

Atlantic has been serving the commercial construction industry in New York City for more than 50 years and is known for designing and providing access services for the most complex high-rise projects. The company is located in Carlstadt, N.J., and provides services to customers through all phases of construction, with in-house engineers and designers working alongside on-site fabricators and carpenters.

Atlantic's experience covers an array of projects throughout the New York City area, including work on September 11 Memorial Museum, Freedom Tower, The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Renovation, The United Nations Building and The JP Morgan Chase Headquarters.

"Becoming part of Safway provides the opportunity to bring our expertise to other metropolitan areas, as well enhance our services to general contractors nationwide," said Greg Karas, president at Atlantic.

Founded in 1936, Safway Services is headquartered in Waukesha, Wis. Through its network of approximately 85 branch locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, Safway provides scaffolding and access solutions for commercial construction, industrial and infrastructure applications. Safway provides sales, rental, labor services, training, engineering, design, safety and project management, and computerized job-site inventory management. For additional information, visit