SOURCE: AlliedBarton Security Services

March 01, 2007 15:23 ET

AlliedBarton Security Services Named to Training Magazine's Top 125 List for Second Straight Year

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 1, 2007 -- AlliedBarton Security Services, the industry's premier provider of highly trained security personnel, has earned national recognition for its employee training programs for the second consecutive year on Training magazine's Top 125 list. AlliedBarton is the first security services company named to the list which also includes Fortune 500 companies and leading businesses from many different industries.

"In a people-based business such as AlliedBarton's, training plays a tremendous role in the company's success," explained Joyceann Cooney-Garippa, Publishing Director, Training magazine. "AlliedBarton's training programs are exemplary in their efforts to not just train the entering security officer but also to nurture careers and foster management and leadership skills. This type of training results in long term employees and therefore, long term clients."

"We are honored to receive this award as AlliedBarton has always strived to be the training leader within the security industry," said Bill Whitmore, CEO, AlliedBarton Security Services. "We focus on training our employees to be prepared in the course of their duties while also readying them for future roles in management. In the long term, we train our officers because it is essential to servicing our clients, to retaining the best employees, and in building a culture of excellence."

The company makes a substantial investment in their training program that is staffed with nearly 100 full time trainers. AlliedBarton's approximately 47,000 employees service over 175 of the Fortune 500 companies across multiple business sectors. "Training has always been a hallmark of AlliedBarton's success," said Richard Cordivari, National Training Director, AlliedBarton Security Services. "Our comprehensive training programs are available for all the company's employees including security personnel, first line and mid-level supervisors, field managers, site managers and executive staff."

AlliedBarton provides comprehensive, cutting edge training available to all officers in a variety of formats as well as specialized training that addresses emergency situations including Fire Safety Officer and CPR/First Aid Certifications, and also industry specific training. "Our remarkable training community helps to engage and empower our more than 47,000 talented employees," said Jim Gillece, Chief People Officer, AlliedBarton Security Services. "We will continue to invest in our most valuable asset, our employees."

Expanding from what was previously a Top 100 list, Training magazine increased their list of honorees this year due to the high volume of quality submissions. Following extensive research and a multi-tiered application and interview process, AlliedBarton was chosen for this award based on the quality of the company's training program, methods of employee evaluation and measurement and financial commitment to training. Training magazine also conducted workplace surveys and analyzed a variety of training and personnel data from each applicant prior to selection as a Training Top 125 company.

About AlliedBarton Security Services

AlliedBarton Security Services is the industry's premier provider of highly trained security personnel to many industries including commercial real estate, higher education, healthcare, residential communities, chemical/petrochemical, government, manufacturing and distribution, financial institutions, and shopping centers. Our approximately 47,000 employees and over 100 offices service a client base that includes more than 175 Fortune 500 companies across the country. AlliedBarton is the first security services company selected as one of Training magazine's Top 125 training companies for two consecutive years.

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