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Universal Protection Service Acquires Security Division of The Budd Group

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SANTA ANA, Calif., Aug. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Protection Service, a division of Universal Services of America and one of the largest providers of security services in the U.S., is excited to announce that they have acquired the security division of The Budd Group. For over three decades, The Budd Group has been a significant security presence throughout the Southeast.


"We are proud to acquire a company with the quality and reputation that Budd Security has earned, and are excited to work with all of our new clients and employees," said Steve Jones, CEO of Universal Services of America. "The acquisition of the guard service business from The Budd Group fills an important strategic objective for Universal Protection Service to continue to grow our business in key markets throughout the Southeast."

"After careful consideration, we chose to sell this business to Universal based on its commitment to innovation, quality customer service and its employees," said Joseph R. Budd, CEO of The Budd Group. "Moving forward, The Budd Group is excited to focus our energies on expanding and further developing our core service lines."

Universal Protection Service is the 5th largest security company in the U.S. and the 3rd largest U.S. owned security provider. Universal Protection Service is a division of Universal Services of America, which includes Universal Building Maintenance, Universal Protection Security Systems and Universal Fire/Life Safety Services. As they move ahead with their recent expansion, Universal looks forward to continuing to provide their clients with the best security solutions, personalized customer service and unmatched value available.

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About Universal Services of America
Founded in 1965, Universal Services of America combines an innovative mix of tradition with cutting edge systems and technology to keep pace with the ever-evolving needs of today's business environments. Headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., with offices located nationwide, including the U.S. Virgin Island and Puerto Rico, Universal employs hands-on, highly experienced management teams and continuous training to deliver consistent, high quality security and janitorial solutions. Universal is made up of four unique divisions: Universal Protection Service, which offers a wide range of security professionals for commercial properties of every type; Universal Building Maintenance, which specializes in green cleaning services for every kind of facility; Universal Security Systems, which provides full-service security systems; and Universal Fire/Life Safety Services, which offers all aspects of emergency preparation. (State licenses: 1003458, 14417, 1025514, 0600, 58361, 11-1376, A2000170). Visit us at: Keep up with the latest news at:

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