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Safe-Guard Acquires Fixed Ops Specialists

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Safe-Guard Products International, a provider of branded protection products for the RV and marine industries among others, has acquired Dealer Solutions and Design (DSD) based in Duluth, Georgia.

This is Safe-Guard’s first acquisition and the companies’ combined efforts will drive expanded service offerings for its retail partners nationwide, it said.

Established in 2005, DSD was the first company to create the “concept to completion” approach to fixed operations of new and renovated auto dealership facilities. DSD has partnered with some of the country’s largest franchise dealerships, providing innovative services on more than 1,000 facility projects to date. Its approach to fixed operation design, development, equipment specification and installation, and project management, coupled with Safe-Guard’s portfolio of products, will be an industry-first partnership, the two companies said.

“DSD has nearly two decades of success transforming dealerships into modern models of function and design,” said Safe-Guard CEO Randy Barkowitz. “With this acquisition, we will be able to offer our customers a positive customer experience from the initial point of sale all the way through the service experience. The combination creates unique capabilities for our retailer partners to maximize their customer and service opportunities.”

“We have worked hard for nearly two decades to make sure we provide what our dealers need to achieve the highest level of success as they expand and modernize their service offerings,” added DSD CEO Micheal Bolden. “As one of the leaders in the automotive industry, Safe-Guard embodies that same ideal and will expand our model to a significantly larger customer base. We share many of the same partners and I look forward to the opportunities this combined offering will bring.”

DSD CEO Micheal Bolden and President and COO Clayton Terry will continue to manage DSD under Safe-Guard’s ownership.

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