Potential Competitors, BUT Better Partners


Lenexa, KS, USA, August 4, 2020 – DBI, Inc. (DBI) and ERI Solutions, LLC (“ERI”), a Colwich, KS based provider of risk control, compliance and testing and inspection services merged their operations effective August 5, 2020.  

“DBI’s great industry reputation, top-notch team, customer relationships, and safety record make them a great partnership with ERI,” stated Nathan VanderGriend, President & CEO of ERI. “Furthermore, we believe that with this integration, 1 + 1 = 3 or more, as the merger will lead to business growth providing opportunities for the members of the employee and management team to grow professionally. For our combined clients, access to a more diverse suite of service offerings and expertise.”  “We are excited about our future together with ERI and view this as an opportunity for growth in expanded geographies and with additional technologies.  Our customers can still expect excellent service as we strengthen the combined company with client facing software and a more diverse service line.  We also believe this merger will provide professional growth opportunities for the members of our employee and management teams, “stated Jeff Hilfiker, President & CEO of DBI.  The two companies have shared values and a vision to bring the best risk control, compliance and testing and inspection services to the market as they combine their product lines.

The companies will retain all team members and continue to operate out of its multiple locations.  Both companies will also operate under their current brands for the immediate future.  

About ERI Solutions, LLC – Founded in 2007, ERI is a leading provider of risk control solutions that were specifically designed to control operational risks in higher-hazard businesses.  Its service categories including safety, process safety management (PSM), industrial hygiene (IH), environmental compliance, asset integrity management and inspection, training, and insurance program management services.  The team at ERI believes that all incidents (excluding acts of God) are preventable and is passionate about turning that belief into a reality in its clients’ businesses.

ERI Solutions Services:
Asset Integrity/Inspection
Audits, Assessments, and Analyses
Industrial Hygiene (IH)
Insurance Program Management
LDAR General Management
Process Safety Management (PSM)
Safety Services
Subcontractor Staffing

About DBI, Inc. – Founded in 1992, DBI, Inc. is a leader in providing non-destructive testing, mechanical integrity inspections, pipeline integrity inspections, heat treat services, industry training and consulting services throughout the United States. DBI follows the basic principles on which our company was founded, providing clients with non-destructive testing and inspections that are cost effective, while assuring reliability, responsiveness, and code and job specification compliance.

DBI, Inc. Services:
Non Destructive Testing
API Inspection
Pipeline Integrity
Heat Treat and Stress Relief
Materials Testing


Jeff Hilfiker
President & CEO

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