CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Walden Security, one of America’s largest privately-held security companies, has hired Michael Messina as general manager of its Atlanta, Ga., branch office. Messina, who has more than 30 years of leadership experience in contract security services, will oversee all branch activities – operations, training, human resources and administration – and will play a vital role in developing and fostering existing and new client relationships.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Walden Security, one of America’s largest privately-held security companies, has hired Sean Halleran as Business Development Manager for its Charlotte, N.C., branch. The move comes as the branch relocates to an office in Vanguard Center to accommodate its growing operations and client base.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (June 28, 2013) – This week, American Systems Registrar conducted its surveillance audit of Walden Security’s ISO® 9001:2008 Quality Management System (QMS) for the Chattanooga, Tenn. and Knoxville, Tenn. branch offices, as well as Corporate Headquarters in Chattanooga, Tenn. Every location earned a flawless score, and as a result Walden Security maintains its ISO certification.
Knoxville and Nashville Branch Offices Boast Perfect Performance Scores
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (June 14) – American Systems Registrar (ASR) recently conducted the annual surveillance audit of Walden Security’s ISO®9001:2008 Quality Management System for the Knoxville, TN and Nashville, TN branch offices, led by director of quality assurance Tom Shipley. Both branches scored perfectly in their audits, earning zero non-conformances, therefore ASR has recommended that Walden Security maintain ISO certification for the next twelve months.
The Women President's Organization and America Express OPEN Name Top 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies: - Walden Security in 9th Spot
Vancouver, B.C. (April 28, 2011) – The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), in partnership with American Express OPEN, the small business division of American Express, today released the fourth ranking of the 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/led companies in North America. The Top 50 generated a combined $4.1 billion in 2010 revenues (mean of $82.7 million) and collectively employed 24,650 in 2010 (projected average for 2011 is 557 employees).
Hires Industry Veteran Nancy Montgomery to Lead Office
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (March 3) – Walden Security, one of America’s largest privately-held security companies, will enter the Dallas-Fort Worth market by opening an office in Las Colinas on March 3. It will be led by Nancy Montgomery, an industry veteran with 21 years experience – including 17 in Dallas – where she has helped protect more than 60 Class A office buildings and Fortune 500 corporate campuses.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Aug. 5) – For the second straight year, Walden Security has awarded college scholarships to all eligible children of Walden Security employees who applied and met the criteria. Recipients of the Walden Security Employee Family Scholarships were chosen based on their grades, extracurricular activities and financial need. They were honored last month with a special luncheon at the Chattanooga Golf and Country Club that also featured keynote speaker Tennessee State Senator Bo Watson.
Walden Security ISO®9001:2008 Quality Management System Earns another Perfect Score; Maintains Certification for the Eighth Consecutive Year
Chattanooga, TN- June 16, 2010- Walden Security announced today that the Atlanta, GA and Chattanooga, TN branches have successfully completed their annual ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System surveillance audits. The external audit, administered by American Systems Registrar (ASR), found zero non-conformances, major or minor, for the eighth straight year.
Chattanooga, Tenn. (July 14, 2009) Walden Security, the nation’s fifteenth-largest contract security firm, announces that it officially earned a place on the BusinessTN “TN250 2009 Top Companies.” The annual list ranks top 200 private and 50 public companies headquartered in Tennessee based on greatest annual revenues. Walden Security is the only company providing contract security services to appear on the list.
Audited Branches Boast Perfect Performance Scores
Chattanooga, Tenn. (July 1, 2009) Walden Security, the nation’s fifteenth-largest contract security firm, announces that it has successfully completed its Quality Management System re-certification to the new ISO® 9001:2008 standard. The external audit, administered by American Systems Registrar (ASR), found zero non-conformances, major or minor, for the seventh straight year.
Walden Security awards scholarships to dependents of employees.
Chattanooga, Tenn. (May 19, 2009) – Walden Security, one of the nation’s fifteen-largest and fastest growing contract security firms, announces that it will award annual scholarships to assist qualifying children of Walden Security employees seeking a college education. The scholarship program will launch July 1, 2009.
Remaining Branches Earn Zero Non-Conformances during Annual Audits
CHATTANOOGA, TN (May 26, 2008)- Walden Security, one of the leading contract security companies in the nation, is pleased to announce that the Knoxville, TN branch has successfully completed its ISO registration. In addition, Atlanta, Chattanooga and corporate offices completed their annual surveillance audits earning zero non-conformances, major or minor, for the third straight year.
Now Nation’s Largest WBENC- Certified
Women’s Business Enterprise Specializing in Security Services
CHATTANOOGA, TN (December 7, 2006) -- Walden Security is honored to announce that it has received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council – Southeast, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
Chattanooga, TN (August 2, 2005) -- Walden Security, one of the fastest growing security firms in the nation, announced today that it was placed on the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) Qualified Vendors List (QVL). After careful consideration of all evaluation factors, the TSA determined Walden Security meets the needs of the Government and is now eligible to compete to provide passenger and baggage screening services for the airports that are approved for the Screening Partnership Program (SPP).
Chattanooga, TN (January 5, 2005) -- Walden Security was named in BusinessTN as one of Tennessee’s Best Employers for 2004 for its commitment to providing a top notch employment experience to its workforce. The list, published in December 2004, is based on the Infrastructure and Practice Inventory, a study by ModernThink, a research and consulting firm that focuses on workplace excellence.
Knoxville, TN – September 24, 2004 -- In an ongoing continuation of expansion company wide, Walden Security announced today its arrival into the Eastern Tennessee Region -- the Knoxville, Tennessee marketplace. “Walden Security has recognized Knoxville, TN as the next market in which we will establish a fully operational branch office,” says Michael S. Walden, President and CEO.
Chattanooga , TN - June 1, 2004 - Walden Security was awarded the General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract under Schedule 84, Total Solutions for Law Enforcement, Security Facility Management Systems, etc. The award of this contract will increase Walden Security's availability to provide security services to the federal government. As a qualified contractor, Walden Security must follow exacting requirements for service, scheduling, cost control, integration, coordination, and personnel management.
Chattanooga , TN - March 1, 2004 - Walden Security has developed custom courses for delivery to its employees via the Internet. This training solution eliminates the need for employees working across a broad area to travel to course sites, and gives employees the flexibility to take classes at their convenience. Since employees have a designated time period for completing their courses when accessing the website, the system is integrated with Walden Security's workforce management software to track training courses completed by each employee.
Chattanooga , TN - July 31, 2003 - Walden Security has obtained certification of its Quality Management System (QMS) from American Systems Registrar, a provider of ISO 9001:2000 third-party system registration and accredited by the American National Accreditation Program of Registrars of Quality Systems. The scope of the company's registration states "Walden Security provides a wide spectrum of services specializing in trained, armed and unarmed, uniformed security personnel to perform physical security, security patrol, alarm response and special operations services." The scope of the registration illustrates Walden Security's commitment to providing consistent, quality security services.