Allied Universal Acquires Louisiana-Based Vinson Guard Service, Inc.

Allied Universal, a security and facility services company in North America, has acquired Vinson Guard Service, Inc. - a New Orleans, Louisiana-based company offering manned guarding services throughout the Gulf Coast and Southeastern United States. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"We cannot be more pleased with this acquisition as Vinson Guard Service's well-established platform, highly skilled security professionals and a proven track record of providing superior security solutions will ideally complement and enhance our business moving forward," said Steve Jones, CEO of Allied Universal.

Since 1963, Vinson Guard Service has been providing security solutions to clients and is seen as one of the largest family-run security providers in the United States. A former security officer, Joseph Vinson, Sr., started Vinson Guard Service more than 55 years ago with the vision of offering high-quality security services with a focus on top-notch client satisfaction. With revenues in excess of $24 million and more than 750 employees, Vinson Guard Service provides services in the following states: Alabama, Texas, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee and Louisiana.

"I am extremely impressed with Allied Universal's breadth of services and capabilities which is definitely a win for our clients," said Christine Vinson, President & Chairwoman of the Board at Vinson Guard Service. "We are also excited for the opportunities this allows for our employees as it relates to their professional advancements and security careers."

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