Dayton-based Ritz Safety acquires Slate Rock Safety

Dayton, Ohio based Ritz Safety LLC is excited to announce the acquisition of Slate Rock Safety. Slate Rock Safety occupies a unique role in the safety market, as an industry-leading ecommerce retailer and distributor of flame resistant work apparel and other personal protective equipment, serving local customers in the Cleveland area and a wide variety of national accounts across the country. This marks the third strategic acquisition in the past year for Ritz Safety, after acquiring Mobile, Alabama based Safety Source Inc. in July of 2015 and Portland, Oregon based Public Works Supply Inc. on May 1, 2016.  

Ken Fisher, President of Ritz Safety, said “Continuing our nationwide expansion and offering additional safety related products and services, equipment rental and repair, and training was a strategic initiative for Ritz Safety. We are excited with our Midwest expansion and the added e-commerce capability Slate Rock Safety brings to Ritz Safety and its 5000+ customers.  Our customers expect multiple sales channels to meet their safety needs and Ritz Safety is working hard to deliver those solutions on the web, with outside and inside sales experts, and with customer friendly retail store fronts.” Ritz Safety is further expanding its Midwest footprint with a new, state-of-the-art facility in Indianapolis, Indiana. The recently renovated building provides four times the warehouse and showroom space of the previous Indianapolis facility, and will offer one of the largest PPE showrooms in Central Indiana. Ritz Safety’s new Indianapolis branch is located at 3330 Shadeland Avenue. 

Ritz Safety began in 1983 as a family-owned business in Pompano Beach, Florida.  Over the past 10 years, Ritz Safety has grown into a respected, international distributor with over 150 employees nationwide.  Ritz Safety maintains corporate offices in Dayton, Ohio and operates ten retail/wholesale distribution centers, in Pompano Beach, Tampa and Jacksonville, Florida; Medina, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Mobile, Alabama; Houston, Texas; Las Vegas, Nevada and Portland, Oregon.  Ritz Safety services over 5,000 national and international customers monthly, and stocks over 25,000 safety products.  For more information, please visit