Harken Industrial acquires Elevated Safety LLC

(PEWAUKEE, Wis.) — Harken Industrial has acquired Elevated Safety LLC of Chicago, Ill., a company that trains, consults and equips rope access and rescue workers.

Harken Industrial customers will be able to draw upon the experience of Elevated Safety consultants who can recommend forward-thinking procedures and  the latest equipment in the areas of rope access, confined space, and project management, to get a job done quickly and safely.

Sean Cogan, Harken Industrial sales manager, said the innovators at Harken Industrial will now have a depth of professional, multidisciplinary end users as part of a team for testing, evaluation, and input on product development. Elevated Safety gains a worldwide customer base and early access to Harken Industrial's products.

"Harken Industrial combines the knowledge of rope handling and high-tech materials used in competitive sailing with the techniques of the roping world while Elevated Safety blends the tradition of fire and rescue with the techniques of rope access," Cogan said.

Elevated Safety co-owner Ross Chapman said that the company, as a dealer for a variety of category-leading manufacturers of rope access and rescue equipment, would provide Harken Industrial customers another source for equipment.

Cogan said that Elevated Safety provides valued safety consulting so that Harken Industrial customers can proceed with confidence when using new methods and the latest equipment.

"Harken Industrial and Elevated Safety have common life blood," Cogan said.

The privately held Elevated Safety was founded in 2010 and has a staff of 40 part-time instructors, all of whom are firefighters/paramedics. The firm's primary service area is northeastern Illinois and southeastern Wisconsin but it has done training across the country and internationally.

For more information, visit www.harkenindustrial.com and www.elevatedsafety.com.

By Professional Mariner Staff