Minneapolis, MN, May 02, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- American Security, L.L.C. and Marsden Bldg Maintenance, L.L.C., together the largest privately-owned provider of janitorial and security services in the Midwest, announced today that they have begun installation of NorthWrite's WorkSite applications platform. Installation of the Worksite platform, expected to be completed by the end of June, will enhance the ability of both companies to better serve their customers through enhanced communications and coordination of resources.
"NorthWrite's WorkSite applications will absolutely revolutionize our customer communications and back-office processes for all of our companies," said Sita Morantz, Chief Administrative Officer for Marsden Holding, L.L.C. "The WorkSite suite of applications will allow us to seamlessly serve our customers locally, regionally and nationally. WorkSite allows us to offer a 'one-window' approach to managing communications and information between the companies and our customers, regardless of which services they buy from us."
"We are very excited about the process improvement that WorkSite brings to our operations," said Chris Clifton, president and Chief Operating Officer for Marsden Bldg Maintenance, L.L.C. "We believe it will deliver real, substantial benefits to our organization - and our customers - in terms of rapid communications, efficient use of corporate resources and improved consistency. We believe our relationship with NorthWrite will become a real competitive advantage for us."
"WorkSite will benefit us day-to-day, but particularly in a time of crisis," said Steven Klein, president and Chief Operating Officer for American Security, L.L.C. "A critical situation can develop in an instant and can quickly spread beyond a single location or organization. WorkSite will help us respond to those situations more quickly, alert others to the threat more effectively and allow us to carry out plans and procedures with greater precision and impact."
WorkSite provides a robust suite of applications - called WorkSite Tools - that are easily managed and customized for each organization and that are simple to use and manage. Each enterprise WorkSite will include company-wide communications and information sharing applications, project and document management modules, online training, electronic incident reporting and scheduling functions and more.
"The strength of our companies have always been in our ability to attract great people, provide them with great training and ensure they have the tools to carry out their responsibilities," said Tim Kingsley, American Security director of development. "This 'people-focused, technology-enhanced' approach to our business will serve our clients well and help us to build on customer relationships that we have cultivated for more than 50 years. Our work with NorthWrite and the WorkSite will extend benefits to our clients far into the next 50 years."
Kingsley noted that American Security was very familiar with the WorkSite platform as the Company has been monitoring NorthWrite's growth and development since 2005 with the delivery of the Minneapolis CityWorkSite in conjunction with the Minneapolis Safe Zone Collaborative. American Security has been a partner in NorthWrite's CityWorkSite product development and recently sponsored a CityWorkSite installation for the City of Saint Paul. CityWorkSite is a community-level version of the WorkSite platform that will significantly enhance community safety and security.
"Because of our work throughout the Midwest, we're vitally interested in making the communities we serve safer and we know that good communications is key to achieving that goal," said Klein. "We were so impressed with CityWorkSite's potential to tangibly improve safety that we sponsored its installation in our hometown of Saint Paul. It's a great tool that enhances the ability of private security personnel and Saint Paul businesses to help protect the community and to assist local law enforcement."
American Security anticipates working with NorthWrite to develop and launch the CityWorksSite platform in markets across the country. Since its introduction, CityWorkSite has been introduced in communities across the U.S., including El Paso, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Oklahoma City, Sacramento and - most recently - Saint Paul, Minnesota. Notably, the City of St. Paul is scheduled to be the host city for the Republican National Convention in 2008. Other introductions of the CityWorkSite platform are planned for Atlanta and Detroit later this year.
About Marsden Bldg Maintenance, L.L.C.
Marsden Bldg Maintenance, L.L.C., has an unmatched reputation for integrity, service and value. Since 1952, Marsden has dedicated itself to providing its customers with an always-expanding list of cleaning, building maintenance and specialty services. Hard work, long hours and commitment to its mission has made Marsden one of the largest privately-held businesses in the industry. Locally owned, the Marsden workforce has grown to more than 2,500 associates who clean and maintain more than 85 million square feet of office space around the country.
About American Security, L.L.C.
American Security, L.L.C. is the largest privately-owned security company in the Midwest with operations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, and Tennessee. American Security has provided security, investigative, and security consulting services to its customers since 1959. Today, with nearly 1,000 uniformed security officers, American Security provides safety and security services to a broad range of customer facilities including high-rise commercial office space, corporate campuses, educational institutions, healthcare, government services and industrial critical infrastructure. Its special services division has proven expertise in rapid, effective response to a wide range of situations including labor disputes, corporate functions, personal protection, construction site security and other emergency and unique situations.
About Marsden Holding, L.L.C.
Marsden Holding, L.L.C., headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, is a quality-driven, customer-focused, integrated facility and security services organization comprised of 8 companies employing 7,000 people throughout the United States. Marsden Holding acquires, develops and assists its operating companies to grow and to become part of a team of facility providers while maintaining their own identities.
The Companies maintain their web sites at http://www.marsdenholdingllc.com.
Note to Editors: A demonstration screenshot of the City of St. Paul's CityWorkSite is available on request. For more information, contact Timothy Kingsley, American Security's Director of Development at 651-641-1717.
For further information about the companies' WorkSites, please contact Mary Marsden, Vice President of Corporate Communications for Marsden Holding, L.L.C. at 651-641-1717 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.