Direct Scaffold Supply (DSS), Houston, in conjunction with Highlander Partners, a Dallas-based private investment firm, has acquired Granite Industries, Archbold, Ohio.  

Founded in 1997 by Steve Wyse, Granite Industries is a manufacturer of frame scaffold, carts and dollies and staging equipment.  

Granite says that under the new ownership structure, it will be better equipped to provide scaffolding and related components for large-scale jobs in the Midwest; DSS says the acquisition will add significant breadth to its product offering. 

The companies say they plan to expand production and further invest in growth markets. 

“We are thrilled to join forces with Granite Industries,” says Mike Doxey, CEO, DSS. “Granite’s products and manufacturing expertise bring another set of product and service offerings to the company to help us realize our vision of providing the best quality and customer service experience in our industry. We have known the Wyse family for some time, and we consider it an honor and privilege to continue their legacy with Granite Industries. Our acquisitions of both Granite in Ohio and C&J Scaffolding in California have significantly expanded both our product offering and geographic footprint.”  

Mike Knigin, DSS chairman and managing director at Highlander Partners, says, “Granite brings to DSS a wealth of industry expertise, additional engineering capability, geographic expansion into the Midwest and a domestic manufacturing capability that further contributes to DSS’s objective of building the premier engineered solutions provider for its served markets. The Granite acquisition is highly complementary with the DSS enterprise, and we look forward to identifying additional strategic add-on opportunities for this high growth platform.” 

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