INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, MN (January 30, 2024) – 4-Horn Trench & Shoring – the leading provider of trench boxes, road plates, and engineering services for underground construction equipment in municipal and industrial sectors – announced today its expansion to the Midwest with the opening of a new facility in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. Located at 10967 Clark Rd, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077, the branch spans over 6 acres and boasts a spacious 1-acre fully fenced laydown yard, a well-equipped warehouse, ample office space to allow for 4-Horn Trench & Shoring’s planned growth, and is conveniently located 30 minutes southeast of downtown Minneapolis.

The Minnesota location marks a strategic milestone as the 6th addition to 4-Horn Trench & Shoring’s growing network, joining other branches strategically placed in major customer hubs such as Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and Fort Worth, Texas. Operations at the new branch will be led by Regional Manager and Minnesota native Josh Ritter, and Branch Manager Jordan Ruba.

“We are ready to grow,” said Rhett Lasserre, CEO. “As leaders and competitors in the Dallas and greater Houston industrial community, our expansion to Minnesota is a strategic decision. We are not just expanding geographically; we are positioning ourselves to better serve the Midwest and establish lasting relationships with our customers. I am also particularly excited about having Josh Ritter, a native of The North Star State, lead our operations as Regional Manager. With Josh at the helm, we look forward to seamlessly integrating into the Minnesota market and providing exceptional service to our clients.”

4-Horn Trench & Shoring is fully equipped to meet the diverse needs of customers throughout the Midwest region, offering an extensive inventory of standard trench boxes, manhole boxes, sheet pile, hydraulic shoring, modular boxes, road plates, and more. Committed to prompt service, 4-Horn Trench & Shoring ensures ready availability for equipment rentals, sales, and service, supporting projects ranging from general construction to underground municipal, pipeline, and industrial requirements.

“As someone with deep roots in Minnesota, I am particularly excited about bringing 4-Horn Trench & Shoring to my home state,” said regional manager Josh Ritter. “I am eager to contribute to the growth of 4-Horn Trench & Shoring and ensure that our services align seamlessly with the safety standards that define us.”

The new location aligns with 4-Horn Trench & Shoring’s strategic growth plan to broaden its geographic reach and provide enhanced support to customers throughout North America.

In addition, 4-Horn Trench & Shoring is proud to be a member of the Minnesota Utility Contractors Association, further solidifying its commitment to the local industry and community.


4-Horn Trench & Shoring is the leading supplier of trench boxes, road plates, and engineering services for underground construction equipment in municipal and industrial applications. Offering on-demand support 24/7/365 with the newest, fastest-growing fleet in the business, 4-Horn Trench & Shoring is committed to comprehensive, customer-focused projects. For more information, please visit

Photography (Credit 4-Horn Trench & Shoring): 4-Horn Trench Minnesota Photos

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Sarah Hayman