Daily Journal (Missouri) (04/03/13)
Farmington, MO-based Workforce Employment Solutions has announced that, as of March 15, it was acquired by Employment Control Inc., a North Carolina-based staffing company. Current Workforce president and founder Marlene Brockmiller will be stepping aside to pursue other business interests. Current vice president Joe Rozier will move into the market president role for ECI and continue to lead the local team as well as work with the ESI’s business development team. Employment Control Inc. operates through the Employment Staffing Inc., Temporary Professionals Inc., and Talent Force brands in North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and Maryland. Its financial partners, Nashville-based Harbert Mezzanine and Claritas Capital, have jointly provided more than $350 million to fund acquisitions over the last 10 years, and say they are committed to providing resources for the continued growth of ECI. This is ESI’s fourth transaction in 15 months as the company says it “continues an aggressive strategy of growth” in the mid-south and southeast.