Cascade Training Solutions Announces Acquisition of Columbia Industrial Training & Education

Further Advances Strategy to Build a Leading Healthcare Certification and Workplace Safety Training Provider

September 15, 2023

SEATTLE, WA – Seaside Equity Partners-backed Cascade Training Solutions is pleased to announce it has acquired Columbia Industrial Training & Education (“CITE” or the “Company”), a leading provider of workplace safety and OSHA training, certification, and continuing education solutions.

CITE provides a suite of training and certification solutions to a longstanding base of enterprise and retail clients. Greg Hoole founded the Company in 2009 and will continue as Director of Operations of Cascade’s Workplace Safety Division. 

“We are extremely excited to be partnering with Greg and the CITE team,” said Cascade President Paul Regalia. “This partnership provides tremendous opportunity to expand our robust set of healthcare certification and workplace safety training offerings. CITE is a respected leader in the workplace safety training space and we are thrilled to have Greg join the Cascade team to assist in this next phase of growth.”

“I am extremely excited and energized by the growth prospects in front of us. I look forward to leveraging the Cascade platform as we strive to build a leader in workplace safety training solutions across Cascade’s healthcare end markets and CITE’s commercial end markets. I am excited to continue serving our loyal customer base as part of the Cascade training family,” said Greg Hoole, Founder of CITE.

About Cascade Training Solutions

Cascade is a leading provider of healthcare and workplace safety training services and certifications. The Company provides healthcare training, in partnership with leading organizations, such as the American Heart Association, Emergency Nurses Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, as well as OSHA recognized workplace safety training to tens of thousands of students annually. Cascade maintains its leading market position through long-term relationships with hospital systems and enterprises. Cascade is actively evaluating acquisitions in the healthcare and workplace safety training industry. 

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About Seaside Equity Partners

Seaside Equity Partners is a growth-oriented and operationally focused private equity firm based in San Diego, CA. The firm seeks to provide capital, resources and strategic support to leading mission critical services businesses that are headquartered in the Western United States. Seaside is currently investing out of a $325 million investment vehicle that closed in December 2022, which focuses on partnering with founder, family, and entrepreneur-owned businesses. 

For additional information on Seaside Equity Partners, see

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