AMKUS Rescue Systems Acquires 911 Tools

VALPARAISO, IN—AMKUS Rescue Systems has announced its intent to acquire 911 Tools, a U.S. manufacturer of vehicle stabilization equipment and lifting systems. 

AMKUS RescueStrut System sets up quickly and is easy to operate with gloved hands.

“This is a patented, state-of-the-art system that integrates the strength, speed, control and dependability of hand-powered hydraulics with the structural components of the strut,” says Kyle Smith, president of AMKUS Rescue Systems. “It’s an affordable system that’s easy to set up and operate and is rated for structural loads, so rescue professionals can confidently raise and lower materials as quickly as the circumstances of their particular emergency requires.” 

The 911 Tools rescue strut product line, which is marketed under the RescueStrut brand name, includes accessories that will allow emergency responders to transform vehicle stabilization struts into other life-saving rescue tools such as manual hydraulic rams and shoring struts, as well as tripod, bi-pod, and mono-pole adapters for use in rope rescue scenarios. In addition, the RescueStrut system can be easily configured for trench, structural collapse, or confined space rescues.

AMKUS RescueStrut System’s structural components are produced with aircraft quality aluminum, allowing superior strength while maintaining light weight.

“Not only does this complement our existing AMKUS line of extrication equipment and rope rescue systems, but it also puts us in the position to offer a wider range of high-quality rescue products to our customers at an affordable price.” Smith adds. “This acquisition further supports our efforts to provide the best in class rescue systems to our global market.” 

With the expected August 1 completion of the acquisition, the RescueStrut line of equipment will be marketed under the AMKUS brand and distributed by AMKUS and 911 Tool distributors within their existing territories. 911 Tools will move from its current Lansing, Iowa, home to the newly completed AMKUS World Headquarters in Valparaiso, IN.

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