Action Scaffold completes acquisition

By Lindsey Anderson29 April 2022

Action Equipment & Scaffold Company has completed the acquisition of Access Systems & Solutions, including its two operating divisions, Scaffold Inspection & Testing Company and USA Scaffold Company.

“The combination of Action Scaffold and Access Systems will provide a stronger ability to meet our customers’ needs while offering an even greater product diversification over a larger geographic territory,” Action Equipment said in a statement.

Access Systems is a longtime provider of turnkey solutions for permanent and temporary access systems for architects, contractors and developers. The company is a design-build firm that provides consulting, design, engineering, manufacturing and installation of Exterior Building Maintenance (EBM) equipment, load testing and produce Operation Procedures Outline Sheets (OPOS).

SITCO services the mid- to high-rise building market with certified inspectors that complete annual and as needed anchor and rigging inspections as well as complete turnkey design manufacture and installation of all components for permanently installed EBMs. All products meet industry standards and comply with all building codes and regulations.

USA Scaffold provides temporary suspended scaffold products to contractors with a focus on exterior maintenance applications. 

“We are very excited to be part of the Action Scaffold family of companies,” said Dennis DeBattista, president of Access Systems. “Our management team, led by General Manager Joan DeJesus, is thrilled to become a part of Action’s 70 years of history as a leading scaffold and high reach provider in the Southwest market. We are confident this will help Access Systems provide exceptional service to our customers and accelerate our growth.”

“The opportunities of growth and expansion that Dennis and his team will add to Action Scaffold is just what we have been looking for in the swing stage business,” said Howard Schapira, CEO of Action Scaffold. “Our ability to utilize their products, experience and expertise across the Southwest market in combination with our existing network of companies at Action Scaffold and Waco Scaffolding is exactly the right compliment of product and services to continue our strong growth in the marketplace.”

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