Safway Group Acquires Premier Coatings Company Mobley Industrial Services

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Companies Join Forces to Take Multiservice Performance to Next Level

“By joining forces with Mobley, we will be able to deliver even better access, scaffold, insulation and coatings expertise across North America. We value Mobley’s ... people and their professional expertise. – Bill Hayes, Safway Group President and CEO

In another significant move toward becoming the largest and best access and industrial services company in North America, Safway Group Holding LLC is announcing the acquisition of Mobley Industrial Services, Inc., a premier Gulf Coast coatings company. “By joining forces with Mobley, Safway Group continues to execute our strategy and is accelerating our growth plan,” said Bill Hayes, Safway Group President and CEO. “With Mobley’s strong team, excellent safety culture, track record of performance and superior customer service, we will enhance our aggressive multiservice expansion plans in the Gulf Region.”

Mobley is a well-respected, customer-driven, family-owned company with an excellent safety culture and over 35 years of experience. “By bringing our solid, high-performing companies together, we can deliver the best value throughout the Gulf Region,” said Chuck Mobley, President of Mobley. “Safway can leverage Mobley’s coatings expertise, and Mobley can offer its customers Safway’s vast access, scaffold and insulation expertise. I am especially happy that this combination of our businesses is about growth – not cost reductions – and that Safway values and needs our full team. We’re a great fit culturally and strategically for Safway.”

Acquiring Mobley, the largest, independently-owned coatings company in the United States, is part of Safway’s strategy for growing the delivery of scaffolding, insulation, painting, coating and abatement (SIPA) services to refineries, petrochemical, power plants and other industrial customers. “Safway has invested significant resources to enhance safety, locations, infrastructure, fleet and personnel; this includes opening a new hiring center in the Gulf Region to better serve this important market and position ourselves for the anticipated exponential growth in the area,” explained Hayes. “By joining forces with Mobley, we will be able to deliver even better access, scaffold, insulation and coatings expertise across North America. We value Mobley’s team and capabilities – their people, professional expertise, customer reach, as well as their locations and footprint.”

Located in the largest, fastest-growing oil and gas industrial market in the U.S., Mobley’s corporate headquarters is in La Porte, Texas, and they have additional locations in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Mobley’s core services include: abrasive blasting; industrial coatings; industrial insulation; industrial scaffolding; CUI (corrosion under insulation); CUF (corrosion under fireproofing); fireproofing; asbestos and lead abatement; asset management programs; and off-site blasting and coating facilities. Started in 1979 by Jack Mobley, Mobley is a proven performer in the delivery of multiservice solutions, has more than 1,400 employees and over $100 million in annual sales.

About Safway Group    
With more than 105 locations in the U.S. and Canada and a growing system of distributors worldwide, Safway Group companies deliver efficient, high-performance multiservice solutions – THE SMART WAY® – by collaborating, communicating and sharing resources. Offering experience and expertise in access, scaffolding, insulation, fireproofing, surface preparation and coatings, Safway Group companies include CL Coatings; Industrial Coatings & Fireproofing (ICF); New England Scaffolding; Redi Solutions; Safway Atlantic; Safway Services; Safway Services Canada; S&E Bridge & Scaffold; and Swing Staging. With the largest engineering staff, an exclusive project management system, an award-winning safety excellence and a full line of products and services, Safway Group companies design and implement innovative, quality solutions at the lowest installed cost for projects of any size and scope. Safway has been an industry leader since 1936. Safway Group companies serve the petrochemical, oil and gas, power, refining, marine, manufacturing, transportation and commercial construction industries worldwide. For more information about Safway Group’s services and capabilities, visit

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