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Allied Universal acquires South Carolina-based American Security

Allied Universal acquires South Carolina-based American Security

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal announced the acquisition of American Security, a top security provider in the Southeast region of the United States.

"I'm pleased to welcome American Security to the Allied Universal team. The transition will be seamless as American Security and Allied Universal share a deep commitment to our employees, as well as our customers and the communities we serve," said Steve Jones, Global Chairman & CEO of Allied Universal. "American Security will complement the services we currently provide and give Allied Universal a stronger presence in the Southeast part of the United States."

He continued, "I am also excited that several members of the American Security management team will join Allied Universal to coordinate a seamless transition.”

Founded in 1975 by retired South Carolina Highway Patrol Sergeant Henry Harrison, American Security has more than 1,200 employees and serves a seven-state area that includes Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Although American Security comprises mostly security professionals, the company provides a range of security services.

"This is a momentous day for American Security," said Randy Harrison, President of American Security. "We are continuing our growth and evolution by joining the Allied Universal team. We will be able to take the service we provide to our clients to the next level, and our employees will have access to growth opportunities throughout the world because Allied Universal has a promote-from-within culture."

Allied Universal, a leading security and facility services company, has a vast global network of more than 800,000 employees, with revenues at approximately $20 billion. For more information, please visit


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