Area Wide Protective, a North Canton-based provider of traffic control services and equipment, has acquired Northern Colorado Traffic Control Inc., a complementary traffic control company based in Colorado.

"Expansion into Colorado is an important move for AWP as we continue to extend our professional traffic control services into new geographies with both new and existing customers in the utility and heavy highway construction industries," AWP CEO John Sypek said in a statement. "Northern Colorado Traffic Control's impressive performance history and strength in the Colorado market make it an ideal addition to the AWP network as we continue expansion westward. Joining forces with Northern Colorado Traffic Control will bring benefit to customers of both companies."

Northern Colorado Traffic Control serves prominent civil construction companies, city jurisdictions, utilities and others with a vast inventory of equipment and capable, qualified personnel for 26 years. The addition of these three Colorado-based facilities bring AWP's facility network to 20 states and more than 90 facilities throughout the U.S. and Eastern Canada. 

AWP's acquisition of Northern Colorado Traffic Control is preceded by its acquisitions of Canada-based Safety First, Tennessee-based FlagPros, Kentucky-based Kentuckiana Traffic & Patrol, and Connecticut-based All State Traffic Control. All four acquisitions took place within the last two years.