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Capital Safety acquires Unique Concepts

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CAPITAL Safety has acquired Unique Concepts Ltd, an international fall protection and confined space rescue equipment manufacturing company.

The acquisition of Unique Concepts, which is based in Canada, was completed in late January 2006, according to Capital Safety USA Chief Executive Officer Pat Velasco.

Velasco notes that the acquisition is part of an aggressive growth strategy for the company, which announced the integration of SINCO, a safety netting manufacturer, in May of 2005.

Pat Velasco says this merger allows the company to combine well-known brands as SALA, PROTECTA, FIRST, SINCO netting solutions, the ExoFit Harness, the UCL Advanced Series Five Piece Hoist System and the Cantilever Rescue System Kit into one operating business to create a company that is strategically aligned to meet all the fall protection equipment needs of distributors and endusers."

Combined, the two companies will have a broad international sales channel and more than 650 employees.

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