Columbia, MO – GME Supply Co. (“GME” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of TEAM-1 Academy (“TEAM-1”).  Based in Burlington, ON, TEAM-1 is a training and consultative services provider and safety and rescue equipment supplier to companies primarily in the wind and renewable energy, telecommunications and hazardous material management sectors.  GME’s acquisition of TEAM-1 reinforces the Company’s position as North America’s premier outfitter for at-height workers and enables GME to better serve clients throughout Canada.

“We are excited to welcome TEAM-1 to the GME family of companies,” said Beau Aero, GME CEO.  “The brave men and women in the industries we serve need training and supplier partners with unmatched service and expertise.  TEAM-1 is laser-focused on keeping its clients safe and productive, making TEAM-1 a perfect partner as we formally expand into Canada.  As one of a select few Global Wind Organization (“GWO”) training providers in North America, TEAM-1’s position as an industry leader is widely recognized.”

“Our partnership with GME gives TEAM-1 access to more training facilities, technological solutions and product lines than ever before,” said Scott Connor, Founder and President of TEAM-1.  “Together, we will be able to provide even more value to our clients as we expand our footprint and make it easier for them to get what they need, whether that’s training or equipment.”

About TEAM-1 Academy

TEAM-1 is a professional, ISO 9001 certified rescue and safety training company and equipment distributor headquartered in Burlington, ON.  TEAM-1 focuses on demanding at-height trades and is one of a limited number of GWO training providers in North America.

About GME Supply Co.

GME is North America’s premier outfitter of fall protection, safety equipment and gear for at-height workers. GME is headquartered in Columbia, MO, with distribution hubs in Atlanta, GA, Dallas, TX, Corona, CA, Denver, CO, and Binghamton, NY. The Company was a 2019 honoree of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplace Award and is a repeat winner of Member of the Year and Safety Supplier of the Year honors in the prestigious Affiliated Distributors collective.


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