Salt Creek Capital Portfolio Company Pacific Shoring Acquired Xterra Trench Shields

Woodside, California – Salt Creek Capital is pleased to announce its portfolio company Pacific Shoring, the largest aluminum trench safety products manufacturer in the U.S., 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, said, “At Pacific Shoring, 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. 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 now operates in three locations across the country, including Santa Rosa, CA, Houston, TX ,and Memphis, TN.

About Pacific Shoring, LLC
Headquartered in Northern California, Pacific Shoring is the largest manufacturer of aluminum shoring equipment in the United States. Pacific Shoring designs, builds and tests aluminum shoring products for various applications and projects in the trench shoring industry. Shoring equipment is used to aid in the excavation process and to provide a critical system to protect workers and to ensure trench work is done safely. Products include shores, struts, sheeting, and shields. Please visit for additional information.

About Salt Creek Capital
Salt Creek Capital is a San Francisco Bay Area-based private equity firm that partners with experienced operating executives to acquire profitable companies with up to $100 million in revenue. Salt Creek Capital takes a long-term approach to investing in lower middle market businesses and seeks to create value by working closely with management teams to accelerate growth and improve operating efficiencies. For more information, please contact Tyler Romrell at or visit

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