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AWP Acquires Advantage Barricade & RoadMarks and Traffic Safety Rentals

Press Releases, December 2, 2020


Contact: Kristina Schnepf, Chief Commercial Officer, AWP

AWP Acquires Advantage Barricade & RoadMarks and Traffic Safety Rentals
Further Expands Operations in Western U.S.

(North Canton, Ohio) December 2, 2020 – Area Wide Protective (AWP), the leading North American provider of traffic control services and equipment, announces two new acquisitions in recent weeks.

In support of AWP’s strategy to grow nationally, it has acquired Albuquerque, New Mexico based Advantage Barricade & RoadMarks, LLC and Salt Lake City, Utah based Traffic Safety Rentals.

“The impressive performance, history and strength of each of these companies make them ideal additions to the AWP network as we advance our growth strategy designed to better serve customers,” said John Sypek, President and CEO of AWP. “Both ABR with its strong commitment to community and employee engagement, and TSR with its exemplary safety-focus, complement AWP in important ways.”

AWP continues to grow its ability to serve the nation’s leading customers of professional traffic control services. With a dual focus on strengthening its position in existing markets, and also growing into new geographic areas, AWP is now better positioned to reach and support new and existing customers in the utility and roadway maintenance and construction industries in the western United States.

The addition of these companies as well as the opening of nine new AWP facilities during 2020, extends AWP’s operations to more than 100 facility locations in 23 US states and four Canadian provinces.


AWP, Inc.
Since 1993, AWP has been providing traffic control management services to major utility companies, municipalities, contractors, and special events. Our more than 100 locations provide daily operations that span over 23 states and eastern Canada. Known as North America’s Traffic Control leader, AWP is a comprehensive, one-stop traffic control organization, providing around-the-clock service every day of the year.


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