BrandSafway Acquires BRACE International Group

BrandSafway (Kennesaw, Georgia, USA) announced the acquisition of BRACE Industrial Group (Houston, Texas, USA), which includes BRACE Integrated Services and PLATIMUM Specialty Services, along with other affiliated BRACE entities. The deal is expected to go into effect August 2.

“BRACE is an excellent fit for BrandSafway,” says Karl Fessenden, president and CEO of BrandSafway. “By working together, our combined companies will create more value for our customers, employees and investors. We can provide greater expertise with a deeper, more experienced bench and the broadest range of products and services in the industry. We will be able to deliver more for our customers than ever before.”

With more than 2,000 employees and 23 locations, BRACE serves customers in the power, petrochemical, commercial construction, and chemical markets. BRACE provides scaffolding, insulation, fireproofing, heat tracing, industrial siding and decking, abrasive blasting, painting, specialty coatings, lead and asbestos abatement, concrete repair, and refractory in the United States.

Combining with BrandSafway offers BRACE several key advantages. “BRACE will have the resources to accelerate its growth,” explains Fessenden. “The company will also be able to take advantage of BrandSafway’s support structure—from engineering, product development and supply chain, to commercial operations, digital technology and project controls.”

“BrandSafway and BRACE have important complementary strengths in key areas,” says Dave Witsken, president of BrandSafway’s industrial, energy, and commercial division. “We have similar operating philosophies with an emphasis on safety and excellence in customer service. As we combine our strengths and work together, we can extend our footprint in strategic end markets and service lines, while our combined customers will have access to a larger inventory of equipment and a broader range of solutions.”

Source: BrandSafway,