Universal Services of America News

Allied Universal, largest security force in North America, marks one-year anniversary

Allied Universal, a facility services company, and the largest security force in North America, marks its one-year anniversary after forming a year ago via the merger of AlliedBarton Security Services and Universal Services of America. "Thank you to all of our employees and clients for their continued support and commitment that contributed to a phenomenal first year as our new company!" said Steve Jones, Allied Universal CEO. "I look forward to our continued success in the security and service...

AlliedBarton Security Services merges with Universal Services of America to form Allied Universal

The new organisation is the largest security services company in North America AlliedBarton Security Services and Universal Services of America have finalised the merger to form Allied Universal, a security services and solutions company. The new organisation, with more than 140,000 employees, is the largest security services company in North America. Allied Universal will maintain headquarters in Santa Ana, California, and Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, and is expected to have...

AlliedBarton to merge with Universal Services of America to create leading security company in North America

The combined company will operate under the AlliedUniversal brand following the close of the transaction AlliedBarton Security Services and Universal Services of America recently announced that they have agreed to merge, creating the leading security company in North America. Merged company to operate under AlliedUniversal brand The combined company, which will operate under the AlliedUniversal brand following the close of the transaction, will offer its clients localised re...

Security industry expert Mark McCourt joins Universal Protection Service as VP of Enterprise Security Services

McCourt will help clients and prospects strategically align with broader Universal enterprise security solutions Universal Protection Service—a division of Universal Services of America—recently announced the addition of Mark McCourt, a security industry expert, as Vice President of Enterprise Security Services. In this newly created position on the national accounts/business development team, McCourt will help clients and prospects strategically align with bro...

Universal Protection Service acquires ABM Security Business for $131 million

The transaction was valued at a pre-tax level of $131 million Universal Protection Service, a division of Universal Services of America and a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus and Partners Group, announced recently that it has acquired the ABM Security Business, a division of ABM. The acquisition further expands the largest and fastest growing American-owned security company. The transaction was valued at a pre-tax level of $131 million. Part of long-term strategic plan Ba...

3 steps to implementing operational efficiency into physical security design

How do you get all of your various vendors, services, resources, manpower, and technology to integrate and work together? Creating an efficient operating environment in physical security is no small feat - especially when the organisation undertaking such an endeavour has a nationwide presence. How do you get all of your various vendors, services, resources, manpower, and technology to integrate and work together? How do you aggregate all of the data being recorded into in...

Universal Protection Service acquires Guardsmark

The combination of Guardsmark and Universal establishes the largest U.S.-owned security services company Universal Protection Service, a division of Universal Services of America and a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus and Partners Group, announced recently that it has acquired Guardsmark. The companies together create the largest U.S.-owned security company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Guardsmark background Based in Memphis, Tennessee, Guardsmark is one o...