RoadSafe Traffic Systems Acquires Bay Area Barricade Service

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RoadSafe Traffic Systems, the nation’s largest provider of traffic control and pavement marking services, announced today the acquisition of Bay Area Barricade Service. Based in Concord, California, BABS provides high-quality job site and traffic safety products to the greater Bay Area.

BABS is RoadSafe’s seventh acquisition since early 2021. Craig Songster, President of BABS, will continue in a transitional role, leading his team under the RoadSafe umbrella.

“With the acquisition of BABS, we continue to grow our footprint on the West Coast and expand our offering throughout the California market,” said David Meirick, CEO of RoadSafe. “Since 1978, the Songster family has delivered quality products and services to their customer base in the East Bay area and we are thrilled to have them join the RoadSafe team.”

“I have spent 42 years in the traffic safety industry helping our family business grow with my father Leonard “Lenny,” a pioneer in the industry with over 60 years of service, my mother Barbara ”Babs,” my brother Jeff and our incredible team. I am excited to partner with RoadSafe, a highly respected leader in our industry, to offer a great home for our employees and customers,” said Songster. “I look forward to our transition and the opportunities this partnership will provide for our employees, as well as the expanded services RoadSafe brings to our customers.”

Joe Scarano, President of RoadSafe, said, “With BABS, we will continue to execute on our vision of growing safely with outstanding people and superior companies, and advance our commitment to providing the highest possible value to the customers and communities we service. Craig and his team share this commitment, and we are proud to have them as part of our RoadSafe family.”

About RoadSafe Traffic Systems, Inc.

RoadSafe is the nation’s largest provider of traffic safety services, pavement markings, and innovative traffic safety products. Its customers include heavy highway contractors, state transportation departments, municipal governments, special events organizations, U.S. railroads and utility companies. For more information, visit

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