Acquisition of Sheppard Detective System, Inc.

  Chicago, IL-October 23, 2012 – LaSalle Capital Group (‘LaSalle Group”) and its portfolio company, United American Security (“UAS”), are pleased to announce the acquisition of Sheppard Detective System, Inc. (“Sheppard” or the “Company”). Sheppard is a provider of unarmed security guard services to a variety of industries, including sites, hospitals, condominiums, schools, hotels, hospitals and retail facilities. The Company serves the greater Philadelphia area and is regarded as one of the top security providers in the region. Sheppard’s guards have developed an outstanding reputation for customer service and responsiveness. Sheppard is the fifth acquisition by UAS since its formation in April 2010 and expands the platform’s geographic reach and service capabilities in the Philadelphia and southern New Jersey markets. UAS management expects to achieve significant cost savings by consolidating the operations of Sheppard into the larger UAS platform. “Adding Sheppard to our platform, gives us a stronger presence in Philadelphia and southern New Jersey, and will allow us to better serve our clients as the premier security services provider in the region,” stated Steve Frost, CEO  of UAS. If you have any questions regarding this acquisition or would like to discuss other opportunities in the security guard series industry, please contact Nick Christopher or Kelly Cornelis of LaSalle Capital at (312)236-7041. About LaSalle Capital LaSalle Capital is a Chicago-based private equity firm with over $330 million of assets under management that focuses on controlling investments in lower middle market companies across the United States. The teams of nine investment professionals at LaSalle Capital have over 75 years of investing experience. LaSalle Capital targets companies operating in the food...

Fight Against Child Trafficking

As you read this…   …approximately 27 million people live as modern-day slaves – more than at any other time in human history. Millions of these victims are children as young as five who are forced to work as sexual slaves. But they can’t be rescued until we have aftercare facilities to care for them. Here’s where YOU come in… THE FACTS: The staggering truth: Every year, approximately 300,000 American children are at risk of becoming sold, forced or coerced into prostitution within the United States.  The average age is 12-14 years old. Every year, an estimated 100,000 children are victims of commercial child prostitution.  Everyday, countless American men pay money to have sex with American children.  Everyday, countless pimps commercially exploit American children by forcing or coercing them to sell their bodies on the street and on the Internet.  Everyday, American children are bought and sold for some man’s sexual gratification. What Is Human Trafficking? Forced Child & Adult Prostitution Girls as young as 5 years old are enslaved in brothels worldwide. They are sold by their families (often for less than $2,000.00), orphaned by AIDS, or kidnapped and then forced to have sex with many men each day. Adult women, looking for legitimate work, are instead kidnapped and locked in brothels. Sex traffickers use a variety of methods to “condition” their victims, including starvation, confinement, beatings, physical abuse, rape, gang rape, threats of violence to the victims and the victims’ families, forced drug use and the threat of shaming their victims by revealing their activities to their family and their families’ friends. These are not isolated events...

Press Release~ AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR INDUSTRIAL SECURITY (ASIS)

AKRON-CANTON CHAPTER #123 2012 Elected Officers and Board Members Chairman, Tim Dimoff of SACS Consulting; Vice Chairman, Kevin Pratt of Time Warner Cable-NEO; Secretary, Jennifer Taylor of Industrial Security; Treasurer, Anthony Wellendorf of SACS Consulting; Board Members John Boal of the University of Akron; Joe Capretta of Johnson Controls; Dave DiRocco of Securitec1; Dave George of 1ST Security Services; Dan McKim of Pro-Tech Security; Bob Osiecki of SACS Consulting; Kevin Zimmerman of YRCW; Lee Neutzling of Diebold; Dana Little of Security Corp; Keri-Ann Kalavity of Gillmore Security; Mark Burnett of Diebold; Dave Barrett of Best Guards; David Licate of the University of Akron; Brant Juhasz of the University of Akron. ASIS International is the preeminent organization for security professionals. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests. ASIS members also interact with law enforcement on the Federal, State, and Local levels to coordinate and support law enforcement for criminal justice and national security endeavors. ASIS members of the Akron-Canton Chapter are local security leaders for organizations in the Akron-Canton area and their surrounding counties. For more information about the chapter or to join and participate in meetings please contact Chairman Tim Dimoff at 330-255-1101 or Vice Chairman Kevin Pratt at...

Latest News from ISS and Department of Public Health

Columbus/ Cleveland, OH September 8, 2009– Industrial Security Service, Inc has agreed to partner with  the Columbus Department of Public Health to be the community outreach point of contact for the latest H1N1/ flu information.  Continual updates can be found on the Industrial Security Service website (www.bestguards.com) under the news & events section.    Contact: Jennifer Taylor 1.800.873.3948 [email protected]..

CDC Guidance for Businesses and Employers To Plan and Respond to the 2009–2010 Influenza Season

August 19, 2009 11:00 AM ET CDC is releasing new guidance that recommends actions that non-healthcare employers should take now to decrease the spread of seasonal flu and 2009 H1N1 flu in the workplace and to help maintain business continuity during the 2009–2010 flu season.1The guidance includes additional strategies to use if flu conditions become more severe and some new recommendations regarding when a worker who is ill with influenza may return to work. The guidance in this document may change as additional information about the severity of the 2009-2010 influenza season and the impact of 2009 H1N1 influenza become known. Introduction The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with input from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has developed updated guidance for employers of all sizes to use as they develop or review and update plans to respond to 2009 H1N1 influenza now and during the upcoming fall and winter influenza season. Businesses and employers, in general, play a key role in protecting employees’ health and safety, as well as in limiting the negative impact of influenza outbreaks on the individual, the community, and the nation’s economy. Employers who have developed pandemic plans should review and revise their plans in light of the current 2009 H1N1 influenza outbreak to take into account the extent and severity of disease in their community as outlined in this guidance. Information includes: Planning for Fall and Winter Influenza Season Considerations of Appropriate Response Strategies Preparedness and Response Recommendations Actions Employers Should Take Now Important Components of an Influenza Pandemic Plan Recommended Employer...
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