DES PLAINES -- Justrite Manufacturing has acquired First Safety Corporation, according to a press release.

Established in 1991, the Janesville, Wisc., company services the industrial, safety, and scientific markets with high-quality equipment designed for handling gas cylinders. Products include barricade racks, handling trucks, cylinder pallets, cylinder security cabinets, fire barrier equipped products, and more.

“As a manufacturer of products that safely handle and store compressed gas containers, First Safety is a logical adjacency to Justrite’s chemical management business unit,” stated Mark McElhinny, Justrite President and CEO. “The new line complements Justrite’s existing aluminum cylinder and LPG lockers, and offers our customers a greater depth of solutions for gas cylinder management. Our worldwide network of industrial distributors will benefit from consolidating their safety purchases through one of the most trusted brands in the industry.”

Due to the inherent nature of gas cylinders, all products offer robust designs to ensure safe handling during storage or transport. Engineered to meet the highest safety standards, all hand trucks, racks, and stands feature an exclusive zero lift height base, braced on three sides -- no dangerous rolling or tilting of cylinders during placement. In addition to standard models, custom engineered products are available to meet special needs.

Since 1906, Justrite, which has a Mattoon plant, has provided products for the safe management of flammable liquids, and other hazardous materials. Today their products include safety cabinets and large outdoor storage buildings, safety vessels and containers for laboratory and industrial applications, spill containment, safety showers and eye/face wash, and other products that all help customers maintain safe practices. Long recognized as a vital part of environmental, health, and safety programs, Justrite products are available worldwide.

For more information, contact Patricia M. Maruszak, MARCOM Manager, at 847-298-9250, ext. 7155, or at pmaruszak@justritemfg.com.

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