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H&E Equipment Services enters specialty rental business with addition of trench safety product line

A HEES trench box.
A HEES trench box.

H&E Equipment Services has entered into the specialty rental business by adding a trench safety product line and establishing an exclusive partnership with GroundWorks Safety Systems. 

H&E now has the exclusive U.S. rights across all 50 states to provide reliable trench safety products. GroundWorks Trench Boxes are strong, safe, and fast to set up. 

Trench boxes, one of the most difficult products to handle in the trench safety industry, are now simpler and safer to use.  With a zero-fail rate and less than a 1% repair rate, GroundWorks' patented, pre-engineered, hi-tensile steel products are impacting trenching and shoring on jobsites. Boxes can be assembled in under 15 minutes with only one machine, one operator, and one worker, dramatically reducing jobsite costs. They lock tight the moment they are lifted, eliminating the inherent danger and difficulty of setup and takedown. Workers no longer need to be under a suspended load or in the line of fire.

"Our 60 years in business have always been about equipment solutions, strategically growing product lines and locations. Over the last three years we've expanded our fleet of earthmoving products to all branches across the U.S., positioning us to enter the specialty market," said H&E President and CEO Brad Barber. "We have a long history in dirt, and GroundWorks offered the right product and reliability to enhance our earthmoving business."

"We had been planning our entry into the specialty rental business, and GroundWorks offered the product solution and culture to come alongside us to reach pipeline, oil and gas, chemical, industrial and civil projects. Together, we can make trenching jobs safer, more efficient, and cost-effective," added Barber. "We're excited about getting in the trenches with GroundWorks."  

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