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Pacific Shoring Products Acquires Xterra Trench Shields to Provide a Full Line of Trench Safety Equipment

Pacific Shoring Products, the largest aluminum trench safety products manufacturer in the U.S., announced today that it has acquired Xterra Trench Shields.  Xterra Trench Shields opened in 2017 and has quickly grown to be a leading national manufacturer of trench safety products. Xterra offers both steel and aluminum trench safety products but has focused primarily on trench shields, slide rail, and steel-framed aluminum boxes.

Combining the two companies creates one of the largest trench safety products manufacturers in the U.S., now with a full line of both steel and aluminum safety products.

Bruce Russell, CEO of Pacific Shoring Products, said, “At Pacific Shoring Products, we are known for our quality product, integrity of service and recognized industry standards for the shortest lead times. Xterra is a natural addition for us, as we will now offer those same attributes to our customers across a broad product line that includes both steel and aluminum trench safety equipment. The team at Xterra, led by Tim Christian, have utilized their deep industry knowledge to build a great company, and we are very pleased to add their outstanding team members as part of the combined company.”

Tim Christian, former President of Xterra and newly named Executive VP for Pacific Shoring Products, added, “We are pleased to have joined forces with Pacific Shoring Products. Our shared values include focusing on servicing our customers, business integrity, and trench safety expertise, making this an easy transition. We look forward to promoting our full product line to the entire industry.”

Pacific Shoring Products now operates in three locations across the country, including Santa Rosa, CA, Houston, TX ,and Memphis, TN.  

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Steel Trench Shields

Pacific Shoring’s Steel Trench Shields are certified by a registered Professional Engineer and are designed to meet or exceed OSHA safety requirements.

Standard shields are available in 4’’, 6’’, or 8’’ thick walls with a full range of heights and lengths. No matter the size or complexity of your job,Pacific Shoring has you covered.

Aluminum Modular Panels

Pacific Shoring’s Aluminum Modular Panels can be stacked for greater depth or can be assembled in a 2 sided, 3 sided, or 4 sided configuration.

Posts and panels are pinned in place which allows for a quick and easy installation. Pacific Shoring Aluminum Modular Panels are available in a full range of standard sizes and lengths.

Steel Framed Aluminum

Pacific Shoring’s Steel Framed Aluminum Trench Shields are designed to be compatible with your choice of either 5’’ or 8’’ Spreader Pipe.

These hybrid shields are made of 3’’ thick extruded aluminum panels that are framed with high tensile steel for added durability and strength. A full range of sizes and accessories are available upon request.



Pacific Shoring has created strategic partnerships with different distributors all over the country. Our extensive distributor network allows us to sell and ship our shoring products to all 50 states and Canada. Pacific Shoring does not sell their products directly to contractors or end users. If you would like to purchase or rent a Pacific Shoring product, please contact one of our distributors. Click one of the links below for branch locations and more information.

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