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Guardian invests in Western Shelter

Guardian Capital Partners has invested in WS Acquisition, which operates two integrated divisions – Western Shelter Systems and CrewBoss.

Guardian has partnered with the Company’s executive management team, led by CEO Michael Scala and CFO Greg Lyons, who will continue to operate the Company moving forward.

Headquartered in Eugene, OR, Western Shelter ( manufactures and distributes shelters and field support systems which include rigid and inflatable framed shelters in a variety of sizes and trim levels complete with accessories that cover climate control, power generation, water handling, and more. Since 1988, Western Shelter has been a primary supplier of emergency response shelters for federal, state, county, and municipal fire and police jurisdictions; as well as forest service, military, hospital, and industrial organisations. CrewBoss designs and manufactures high quality National Fire Protection Association compliant fire resistant personal protective equipment for wildland and structural firefighters. Guardian and the management team are extremely excited to grow the Company through further investments in infrastructure, product development, and add-on acquisitions.

Adrian Ironside, Partner at Guardian, says: “The partnership between Western Shelter, CrewBoss, and Guardian will allow the Company to accelerate new growth opportunities and leverage its market position to broaden its customer base and end-market exposure.”

Ryan Northington, Partner at Guardian, adds: “Guardian’s experience in the niche manufacturing space will allow us to provide the operational insight necessary to execute key strategic initiatives. We are thrilled to join forces with the Western Shelter and CrewBoss team.”

Michael Scala, Chief Executive Officer at Western Shelter, says: “The partnership with Guardian will allow us to further build upon Western Shelter and CrewBoss’ legacy of success. Together we will be able to expand into new territories and continue to support remote operations across the globe.”

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