DSI adds to utility-scale solar services by acquiring Fortress Fencing


Renewable energy contractors Directional Services Inc. (DSI) acquired Fortress Fencing, a solar and commercial fencing solutions company. The acquisition is a strategic component of DSI’s turn-key services supporting the energy industry’s transformation to cleaner sources of energy.

“The acquisition of Fortress represents another significant step in our mission to be the leading renewable energy solutions provider in the nation, complementing the continued expansion of our utility-scale solar, electrical and renewable energy capabilities,” said Jeff Bagshaw, DSI’s Chief Executive Officer. “Perimeter security is essential to protecting facility assets and the integrity of our customers’ ongoing operations.”

Founded in 2001, Fortress Fencing has grown from a two-person company to one of the largest solar and commercial fencing companies in the country. Fortress offers a broad range of fencing solutions that provides safety and security for power, commercial, and industrial facilities. The Fortress team understands the requirements for secure perimeter fencing to support utility-scale solar and renewable energy production.

“Over the past 21 years, Fortress has built a strong national reputation as a leader in security fencing solutions for the renewable industry,” says Jason Truesdale, Founder, and President of Fortress. “Our new partnership with DSI will provide resources and business scalability solutions that will position our company to support the rapidly growing needs of our clients nationally.”

Fortress fencing will continue to operate under the current leadership as a wholly owned subsidiary of DSI. DSI will integrate fencing as part of the company’s end-to-end portfolio of renewable energy infrastructure, and utility-scale solar solutions.

“We are proud to welcome Fortress to the DSI family,” added Bagshaw. “We have a shared vision and commitment to support the growth and development of the nation’s power grid utilizing cleaner renewable energy sources.”

Justin Marku, Partner with Rising Point Capital, said “the strategic acquisition of Fortress and partnership with Jason Truesdale, furthers our investment thesis in diversifying DSI across the utility-scale solar value chain to enable turn-key renewable energy solutions.”

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