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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Walden Security Names Cochran VP of Finance

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Walden Security, one of America’s largest privately-held security companies, has hired Scott Cochran, CPA, to serve as Vice President of Finance.  

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Charlotte Branch Expands Team and Relocates Office

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.  

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Walden Security Accommodates Growth with New Birmingham Office

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.  –Walden Security, one of America’s largest privately-held security companies, has relocated its Birmingham branch office to One Perimeter Park South to accommodate its growing operations and client base.  

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Walden Security Names 2 to General Manager Roles

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.  –Walden Security, one of the nation’s 10 largest American-owned contract security firms, is pleased to announce the appointments of Jeff Smith and Drew Burrows to General Manager positions with two of the company’s branch offices.  

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Walden Security Earns Another Perfect Score in Quality Management Audit

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.  – Walden Security has earned a perfect score in its annual third-party surveillance audit of the company’s ISO® 9001:2008 Certified Quality Management System (QMS), thereby ensuring that Walden Security maintains its ISO® certification for the next 12 months.  

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Walden Security Awards College Scholarships to Children of Company Employees

Fifth Annual Family Scholarship Luncheon 

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Walden Security Passes ISO® Surveillance Audit

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. 

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Walden Security Awards College Scholarships to Children of Company Employees

Fourth Annual Family Scholarship Luncheon is a Success 

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Walden Security Earns Fourth ISO® 9001:2008 QMS Certification

Fourth Tri-annual ISO Certification Audit is Another Success 

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Walden Security Partners with Mercedes-Benz to Promote Fire Safety Awareness

To promote national Fire Safety Week, Walden Security has partnered with Mercedes-Benz to host a multi-day event to promote fire safety awareness to Mercedes-Benz team members.  The event, titled “Protect Your Family from Fire” will be held at the Mercedes-Benz facility in Vance, AL. 

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Walden Security Enters New Markets in Birmingham, AL and Charlotte, NC

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.  (September 21, 2011) – Walden Security, one of America’s largest privately-held security companies, entered two new markets by opening offices in Birmingham, AL and Charlotte, NC earlier this month.  

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Walden Security Completes another Flawless ISO 9001:2008 Audit

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.  

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

"NIFTY FIFTY": Women Entrepreneurs Lead Spikes in Sales and Growth

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).   

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Thursday, March 03, 2011

Walden Security Enters Dallas-Fort Worth Market By Opening Office In Las Colinas

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. 

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Thursday, August 05, 2010

Walden Security Awards College Scholarships to Children of Company Employees

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. 

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

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.   

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Walden Security Ranks Among Tennessee’s Top Companies

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. 

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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Walden Security Earns Company-Wide ISO® Re-Certification to New 9001:2008 Standard

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. 

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Walden Security Announces Employee Family Scholarship

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. 

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Monday, May 26, 2008

Walden Security Completes ISO Registration for Knoxville Branch

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.  

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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Walden Security Earns National WBE Certification

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).  

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Friday, July 14, 2006

Walden Security Achieves Company-Wide ISO Recertification

CHATTANOOGA, TN (July 14, 2006) -- Walden Security announces it has successfully completed the ISO re-assessment of the Quality Management System and was granted recertification, earning zero non-conformances, major or minor.   

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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Walden Security Customer Satisfaction Rating Ninety-Two Percent

CHATTANOOGA, TN (June 14, 2006) -- In a survey conducted May 2006, Walden Security reports that the company client satisfaction rating is ninety-two percent.   

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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Web-based Training Participation Hits First Milestone

ATLANTA, GA (June 14, 2006) -- The Walden Security Learning and Development department announces that 1,500 Web-based Training courses have been completed by employees of the company.   

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Monday, May 15, 2006

Walden Security Ranks Thirteenth Among Best Employers

CHATTANOOGA, TN (May 15, 2006) -- Walden Security announces that it has been ranked number thirteen on the Best Employers in Tennessee list and is the only security company to make the list.  

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Friday, April 07, 2006

Walden Security Again Selected as a Best Employer

CHATTANOOGA, TN (March 25, 2006) -- For the second consecutive year, Walden Security has been selected as a top employer in Tennessee.  

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Sunday, October 30, 2005

Walden Security Launches SpeakUp! Confidential Employee Hotline

CHATTANOOGA, TN (October 30, 2005) -- Walden Security announced today that it has successfully launched SpeakUp!, a company-wide confidential employee hotline program. SpeakUp! was implemented to raise awareness of illegal, unethical, or irresponsible acts that sometimes occur in the workplace.  

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Thursday, September 15, 2005

Walden Security Earns ISO® 9001:2000 QMS Renewal Certification

CHATTANOOGA, TN (September 15, 2005) -- For the third consecutive year, Walden Security announces that it has successfully completed the company-wide annual External ISO Compliance Surveillance Audit. Walden Security has been recommended to maintain certification for the next twelve months. 

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Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Walden Security Awarded TSA Select Vendor Listing

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).   

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Friday, July 15, 2005

Walden Security Expands Local Management Teams

Chattanooga, TN (July 15, 2005) -- Walden Security has recruited Jason Bush as operations manager for the Knoxville, TN branch and Chuck Mason as assistant operations manager for the Nashville, TN branch. 

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Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Walden Security Ranks Among Top Ten in Employee Satisfaction

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.    

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Friday, September 24, 2004

Walden Security Expands Into Knoxville, TN Market

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. 

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Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Rebranding Initiative Completed

Chattanooga , TN - September 1, 2004 - Today, Walden Security announces the completion of a comprehensive branding initiative begun in the third quarter of 2003, unveiling an updated look for the company's website and supporting sales and marketing communications materials. 

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Tuesday, June 01, 2004

GSA Schedule Contract Awarded

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. 

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Monday, March 01, 2004

Web-based Training Launched

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.  

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Thursday, July 31, 2003

Company-wide ISO QMS Certification Acquired

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. 

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