Coble Trench Safety Opens Its 11th Branch Location

Fri January 21, 2011 - Southeast Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Coble Trench Safety Inc. (CTS), a Greensboro-based company specializing in the rental and sales of trench safety equipment, as well as OSHA-compliant training classes and the rental and sales of traffic safety equipment, has opened a new branch in Knoxville, Tenn., which will service the Knoxville metropolitan and surrounding areas.

“We are very excited about our new Knoxville operation,” said Tom Coble, president of CTS. “The Knoxville branch is our eighth expansion outside the state of North Carolina, and will be the eleventh fully-staffed operation of Coble Trench Safety in the United States.”

The new branch will be managed by Knoxville branch manager Jon Frits with Richard Overman, Coble Trench Safety’s southeast region sales manager, helping to develop the initial branch presence for the company. Frits and Overman have many years of direct successful experience in the trench safety equipment rental industry in a variety of positions and will be responsible for the Knoxville market for CTS.

“We are fortunate to have Jon Frits and Richard Overman heading up our new Knoxville location,” said Coble. “Their successful track record and specific industry experience will truly be an asset to Coble Trench Safety and our customers in the Knoxville market.”

In maintaining the objective of building a network of trench and traffic safety branches, CTS plans to open at least one to two other new branch operations in the coming year with additional branches to follow.

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