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Allied Universal honors and supports all military personnel

November 16, 2020SSN Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal honors and supports all members of the military not just on Veterans Day this November but each and every day. “While many businesses talk the talk about why military veterans are important hires, the physical security sector actually walks the walk,” said Allied Universal Chairman & CEO Steve Jones said in the announcement. “We honor and appreciate the sacrifices made by our nations’ military and we constantly seek out ways to show...

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Allied Universal acquires IT-focused integrator

September 4, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal’s recent acquisition of New Jersey-based Service Works Inc. (SWI), a security and IT infrastructure integrator offering turnkey and custom solutions to clients nationwide, expands on its IT capabilities in the Tri-State area. Allied Universal Chairman and CEO Steve Jones told Security Systems News that Allied Universal had been working with SWI for about a year on this deal as this type of acquisition “aligns perfectly with our strategy to target...

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Allied Universal acquires, continues expansion

July 22, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

SANTA ANA, Calif.—With the recent acquisition of Phoenix Systems & Service, Inc. (PSSI), a full service security systems integrator based near Chicago, Allied Universal continues to expand its footprint as it grows to meet the increasing demand COVID-19 is placing on security.While the acquisition of Phoenix Systems & Service will help Allied Universal expand its technology services business in Illinois and nationally, Allied Universal CEO Steve Jones said the deal almost didn’t happen.“I’ve...

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Allied Universal looking to hire 30,000

April 15, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal announced it is seeking to hire more than 30,000 security professionals and administrative staff to fill positions located throughout the nation over the next two months.In spite of the uncertainty that COVID-19 has caused, there are still many industries, such as security services, that are currently hiring to fill essential roles, the company said.“We are increasing security for existing accounts as well as adding security for new clients,” Allied...

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Allied Universal celebrates Women's History Month

March 10, 2020SSN Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal, a leading security and facility services company in North America, is celebrating Women's History Month, which commemorates and encourages the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. “Allied Universal celebrates the hard-working women who work for us each and every day at all career levels within the organization,” said Allied Universal CEO Steve Jones said in the announcement. “We employ many women...

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Allied Universal makes fourth buy in a month

December 16, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal's recent buy of APG Security — its fourth deal in about a month — speaks to company's overall strategy to continue growing through acquisition.“The four acquisitions we closed in November and December are part of our long-term strategy to identify and acquire quality assets within the manned guarding space as well as to build out our national footprint in systems and technology,” Allied Universal CEO Steve Jones told Security Systems...

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Allied Universal acquires SOS Security

November 26, 2019SSN Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal, a security and facility services company based here, and SOS Security, a provider of global security services, announced a merger that will increase Allied's footprint and global reach, adding 15,000 employees.“I am thrilled to welcome Edward Silverman — one of the most highly regarded leaders of the security industry — and the SOS Security team to the Allied Universal family,” Allied Universal CEO Steve Jones said in the announcement....

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Allied Universal acquires Advent Systems Inc.

November 7, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

SANTA ANA, Calif. and ELMHURST, Ill.—Allied Universal, a security and facility services company, recently announced the acquisition of Advent Systems, Inc., a low-voltage integrator of IP video, access control, structured cabling and audio/visual systems based in Elmhurst, Ill, a suburb of Chicago. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Allied Universal CEO Steve Jones said the deal not only helps the company grow strategically and geographically but also adds talent to the company's expanding...

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Allied Universal acquires Michigan-based Midstate Security

September 4, 2019SSN Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal, a leading security and facility services company in North America, recently announced the acquisition of Midstate Security, a fully integrated electronic security and monitoring systems company based in Wyoming, Mich. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.“The addition of Midstate is the first of many steps we are taking to build-out our technology services business following our platform acquisition of Securadyne Systems earlier this year,” Steve...

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Allied Universal's CEO publishes book

February 14, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Steve Jones, CEO of Allied Universal, added “author” to his list of accomplishments with the recent publication of No Off Season: The Constant Pursuit of More, a story that chronicles his days as football standout at Cal Poly to successful CEO of a billion-dollar security company.The book, published with ForbesBooks, the exclusive business book publishing imprint of Forbes Media, focuses on how Jones applied the lessons he learned on the field to help build Allied...

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