Pac Coast will operate and be integrated under Total Safety’s specialty distribution business unit, which operates under the S&S Supplies and Solutions brand that Total Safety acquired this past summer.

Total Safety, a provider of integrated safety technologies and services, announced Nov. 6 that it has acquired Pacific Coast Tool (Pac Coast) to expand its distribution offerings to power utility customers. Pac Coast is based in Southern California serving utility and industrial customers with supplies, tools and safety products. Pac Coast will operate and be integrated under Total Safety’s specialty distribution business unit, which operates under the S&S Supplies and Solutions brand that Total Safety announced the acquisition of on Sept. 13.

“Pac Coast immediately expands our presence in the power utility segment, particularly in Southern California,” said George Ristevski, Total Safety CEO. “It continues our strategy of diversifying into attractive end markets where our expertise in hazardous environments is highly valued.”

“The acquisition of Pac Coast is a perfect fit within our S&S operations,” said Tracy Tomkovicz, President of S&S. “We are particularly excited about sharing our complementary capabilities to better service our customers and to help Total Safety expand into the power utility space,” said Steve Tomkovicz, Senior Vice President, Business Development. “Pac Coast will allow us to open a new protective equipment laboratory in Southern California to expand our capabilities in the local market for safety and protective gear.”

Total Safety brands itself as the leading global provider of integrated industrial safety services, equipment and compliance solutions, providing safety equipment, technology and data. Based in Houston and operating from 200 locations in more than 20 countries, the company has nearly 3,600 employees and approximately $500 million in annual revenue. Total Safety operates across all sectors, including power utilities, oil and gas, petrochemical and refining, manufacturing, construction, and automotive.