Andrews International Announces Acquisition Of Seventrees Corp.

Andrews International, a full-service provider of security and risk mitigation services recently announced the acquisition of Seventrees Corp., a specialized uniformed security, personal protection, special event security and training services company, based in Benton Harbor, Mich.

Andrews International is continuing its growth strategy of organic business development, alliance building and acquisition to become one of the fastest growing security and risk mitigation services in the country. With revenues exceeding $190 million Andrews International was recently ranked as the fifth largest U.S.-based private security firm.

"Andrews International is committed to increasing capabilities and providing security solutions that balance business and security objectives for maximum effectiveness and efficiency that support client growth," said Randy Andrews, chairman and CEO of Andrews International. "The acquisition of Seventrees, and the retention of its senior partners, including Fred Foster, builds upon the expertise of Andrews International. The values and methodology of Seventrees reflect those of Andrews International and will integrate with our current capabilities for greater resources and opportunities for our customers."

Fred Foster, CPP, will become vice president of the Midwest region, reporting to Ty Richmond, co-president and COO of Andrews International.

"Fred's service oriented culture, and his team's broad capabilities in traditional and specialized security, add a tremendous base of resources and expertise that fit well into our growing consulting and investigations practice," Richmond said. "We are also excited to add Crossroads Training Academy, another Seventrees company, to our portfolio. Crossroads specializes in security driving skills, protective vehicle operations, and attack recognition and avoidance training with master instructors certified by Anthony J. Scotti, the world's leading authority in this area. These programs add another high-level asset and training expertise to the extensive Andrews International protection/threat management service area."

"We are excited about becoming part of Andrews International and partnering our strengths for delivering comprehensive solutions that allow us to bring more services and capabilities to our blue chip client base," said Fred Foster, CPP, president of Seventrees Corp. "The true beneficiaries of this partnership will be our joint customers' access to a wider range of services and expertise that supports their business growth and processes while protecting their most valuable assets."

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