RED WING, Minn. — May 11, 2009 — Capital Safety, home of the world-renowned DBI-SALA and PROTECTA brands, and Tri-Arc Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of custom access solutions, are very pleased to announce that the companies have formed a partnership to market a complete line of custom access products named FlexiGuard™ Custom Access Solutions.

FlexiGuard™ Custom Access Solutions will be marketed as part of the DBI-SALA family of fall protection products. It will feature solutions that support both active and passive fall protection equipment such as ladder access systems, work platforms, mobile access solutions and fixed ladders. FlexiGuard™ Custom Access Solutions will serve a variety of industries, including aviation, transportation, oil and gas, utilities, wind energy and construction.

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“Capital Safety has been known for its world-class line of fall protection products for years, and our new partnership with Tri-Arc allows us to now provide a full line of customized access solutions to our customers around the world,” said Gareth Rhys Williams, CEO of Capital Safety. “In addition, we are very excited about the process we’ve developed to identify jobsite requirements and rapidly design and deliver a solution specifically tailored for the client’s needs.”

“Tri-Arc’s experience and expertise in passive fall protection solutions are a natural fit with Capital Safety’s current fall protection product offerings, and we are excited to provide customers with the many benefits of this partnership,” said Ron Schwartz, vice president of sales and marketing with Tri-Arc. “Furthermore, Capital Safety’s worldwide customer base affords us the opportunity to supply our custom access solutions to a broader marketplace both domestically and in countries throughout the world.”

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Tri-Arc has more than 50 years experience designing, engineering and manufacturing access products. The company manufactures standard and custom ladders, climbing, and access solutions for a variety of industries, including aviation, marine, manufacturing and military. Tri-Arc has a reputation for providing solid development expertise, high quality products and customer service, and specializes in solving code compliance, safety, efficiency and ergonomics access issues.

Capital Safety, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of height safety and fall protection equipment with 11 operating sites worldwide, is home of the DBI-SALA and PROTECTA brands. All of Capital Safety’s fall protection and rescue systems are backed by extensive training, knowledgeable technical assistance and professional customer service. For further information, contact Capital Safety at 800-328-6146, 651-388-8282 or visit them on the web at