The combined entity will consist of over 235 branch and on-site locations. This move positions EmployBridge as one of the top 10 largest firms serving the light-industrial sector, with total revenue projected to reach $1 billion.
“This acquisition is about creating a larger service footprint, leveraging innovative processes and extensive light industrial expertise to make us the best staffing service in the sector,” said Tom Bickes, president and CEO of EmployBridge. “Employment Plus is highly regarded for their innovative 6 Step Plus Process; this combined with the unique offerings from the EmployBridge brands creates significant opportunities to provide our candidates and clients with a level of expertise and service that sets industry standards.”
“I am extremely proud of what our Employment Plus team has achieved and grateful for the many contributions made by our dedicated managers and associates,” said Mike Ross, CEO of Employment Plus. “The team at EmployBridge is enthusiastic in their support, and we’re excited about moving forward. I believe this is a great match that will benefit our two companies, the people we place and the clients we serve.”
Ross will continue on the executive team of the combined company.
Shawn Poole, executive vice president and CFO of EmployBridge, further said Employment Plus “fits perfectly” into his company’s growth plan.
“Complementary cultures, shared values, aligned business goals and strategic locations which will enhance our market coverage,” Poole said. “We are confident that the acquisition will produce significant opportunities to accelerate revenue growth and create synergies through the sharing of best practices, specialty brands and innovation.”
Ravinia Capital LLC, a Chicago-based middle market investment bank, served as corporate and transaction advisor to Employment Plus.
EmployBridge Holding Company, headquartered in Atlanta is a provider of specialty staffing services with 177 branches or on-site locations in 40 states. EmployBridge operates primarily under the ResourceMFG, ProLogistix and ProDrivers brands, providing skilled light industrial personnel to three specific industries — specialty manufacturing, warehousing/logistics and transportation. Within its target industries, EmployBridge has developed service models that enable it to attract and place qualified personnel through the development of defined recruiting, testing, placement and sales processes that are tailored to meet the needs of its target industries.
Founded in 1993, Employment Plus provides award-winning staffing, professional and technical recruiting, Managed Services support and innovative contingent workforce solutions. Employment Plus drives business results in industrial and light manufacturing, office, call center, transportation and health care staffing. Combining its local branch teams, exclusive 6 Step Plus Process, centralized corporate resources and difference-maker culture, Employment Plus fills temporary, temp-to-hire, contract and direct-hire positions.
EmployBridge has locations of the following brands in the Chattanooga area: ProLogistix, Medical Solutions and Staffing Solutions. The locations have provided staffing services for skilled light industrial, warehousing/logistics and medical personnel in the area for over 18 years.