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Acro recognized as one of the fastest-growing U.S. staffing firms by SIA

Livonia, MI – AuguSIA Image Largest 3, 2016 – Acro Service Corp. (Acro) was recently named to the 2016 list of fastest-growing U.S. staffing firms published by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA). Only firms recording a compound average growth rate (CAGR) for revenue of more than 15% from 2011 to 2015 were included in the list. This is one of the largest such rankings compiled by SIA. Acro has been featured on this list for the third consecutive year.

“We are extremely happy to hear that Acro was named to SIA’s 2016 list of fastest-growing US staffing firms. Out of the 112 firms on the list, only nine (9) were listed as large firms with more than $300 million in US revenue. We are proud that Acro is one amongst the nine (9) large firms”, said Chris Shahani, CFO, Acro Service Corp. “Acro has been able to achieve such fast growth because of its obsession with customer service and the decision to concentrate sales efforts in regions and industries, including the public sector, that are strategically aligned with Acro’s long-term goals”, she said.

About Acro Service Corp.

Acro Service Corp., a Michigan based minority owned firm is one of the nation’s largest staffing companies, offering expert solutions in: staff augmentation, managed service provider (MSP) programs, and vendor management systems (VMS). Through Acro’s commitment to quality, responsible management and industry-leading best practices, Acro has achieved a flawless record of growth and profitability since opening its doors in 1982. Acro’s proprietary approach to account management, service delivery, and quality assurance is based on our ISO 9001:2008 registered and CMM Level 3 certified processes. Acro also enjoys an impressive D&B rating. Acro currently has 34 U.S. offices, and six international offices. To learn more, visit www.acrocorp.com.

About SIA

Founded in 1989, Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Our proprietary research covers all categories of employed and non-employed work including temporary staffing, independent contracting and other types of contingent labor. SIA’s independent and objective analysis provides insights into the services and suppliers operating in the workforce solutions ecosystem, including staffing firms, managed service providers, recruitment process outsourcers, payrolling/compliance firms and talent acquisition technology specialists such as vendor management systems, online staffing platforms, crowdsourcing and online work services. We also provide training and accreditation with our unique Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) program.

Known for our award-winning content, data, support tools, publications, executive conferences and events, we help both suppliers and buyers of workforce solutions make better-informed decisions that improve business results and minimize risk. As a division of the international business media company, Crain Communications Inc., SIA is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in London, England.

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SIA http://www.staffingindustry.com/

Acro named to HRO Today’s 2016 MSP Baker’s Dozen List

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Livonia, MI – June 15, 2016 – Acro Service Corp. has been named to HRO Today’s 2016 Managed Services Programs (MSP) Baker’s Dozen List. This award was announced by Debbie Bola on May 4, 2016, at the HRO Today Forum North America in Chicago. Acro was named to the list along with 10 other MSP companies, including Pontoon, Yoh, Bartech Group/Guidant Group and others.

According to HRO Today, the Baker’s Dozen ranking is by far the largest survey conducted in the HR Trade Media to evaluate and rank MSP programs globally. Once customer feedback is collected, response data are loaded into the HRO Today database for analysis to score each provider that has a statistically significant sample. For this survey, HRO Today required 13 responses from 10 companies. The allotment of points is based on quality of service, breadth of service, and size of deals.

“We are delighted and honored to be named one of the top 11 MSP companies on HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen rankings. These rankings are based on customer satisfaction surveys, and all Acro team member are proud to be recognized for their efforts in delivering superior customer service,” said Mr. Rick Faber, Executive Vice President of Acro Service Corp.

Click here to view the 2016 Baker’s Dozen list.

About Acro Service Corp.

Acro Service Corp., a Michigan based minority owned firm is one of the nation’s largest staffing companies, offering expert solutions in: staff augmentation, managed service provider (MSP) programs, and vendor management systems (VMS). Through Acro’s commitment to quality, responsible management and industry-leading best practices, Acro has achieved a flawless record of growth and profitability since opening its doors in 1982. Acro’s proprietary approach to account management, service delivery, and quality assurance is based on our ISO 9001:2008 registered and CMM Level 3 certified processes. Acro also enjoys an impressive D&B rating of 4A2.  Acro currently has 28 U.S. offices, and six international offices. To learn more, visit www.acrocorp.com.

About HRO Today

HRO Today offers the broadest and deepest reach available anywhere into the Human Resources industry. Our magazines, web portals, research, e-Newsletters, events, and social networks reach over 180,000 senior-level HR decision makers with rich, objective game-changing content. Our number one strength is our reach. HR leaders rely heavily on the HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Rankings across seven different categories when selecting an HR service provider.

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HRO Today http://www.hrotoday.com/about-hro-today/

2016 Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings: Managed Service Programs http://www.hrotoday.com/news/talent-acquisition/msp-contingent-labor/2016-bakers-dozen-customer-satisfaction-ratings-msp/

Ron and Chis Shahani recognized on National Philanthropic Day

Livonia, MI – January 6, 2016 – Ravinder and Chitra Shahani (Ron and Chris), the CEO and CFO, respectively, of Acro  Service Corp. have been recognized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Detroit Chapter as  part of its National Philanthropy Day (NPD) event. They have been chosen as “Distinguished Volunteers” for their  contribution to the Henry Ford Healthcare Foundation. Ron and Chris have been called “Visionaries” for their  commitment to support dermatologic research for disorders affecting people of color. They understand the emotional  and medical needs of the patient population and their support helps to advance important research and provide  innovative treatments. As advocates, advisors, and philanthropic leaders, Ron and Chris have a great, positive impact on  patient care, both locally and internationally.

“We thank the AFP Greater Detroit Chapter for its kind recognition of our efforts in support of a very worthy cause.  Earning the commendation of such a highly-esteemed organization really strengthens our commitment to support the  Henry Ford Healthcare Foundation and its research initiatives,” said Ron Shahani

“It is important to encourage and support efforts in the cause against these medical disorders. We are grateful for the opportunity to help further the good work of the Henry Ford Healthcare Foundation, and we thank the AFP Greater Detroit Chapter for the honor of its acknowledgment,” said Chris Shahani.

About AFP and NPD

Since 1960, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has inspired global change and supported efforts that generated over $1 trillion. According to their website, AFP’s nearly 30,000 individual and organizational members raise over $100 billion annually, equivalent to one-third of all charitable giving in North America and millions more around the world.

National Philanthropy Day is AFP Greater Detroit Chapter’s premier event, to celebrate and honor the passion, commitment and leadership of Southeastern Michigan’s philanthropists, distinguished volunteers and those in the fundraising profession. Philanthropy Day was created by Congress to recognize those individuals, corporations, foundations and organizations whose philanthropic activities contribute so much to our communities and set a standard of philanthropy for others to emulate. NPD celebrates the endless daily contributions individuals and organizations across the world make to countless causes and missions.

About Acro Service Corp.

Acro Service Corp. (Acro) is one of the nation’s largest staffing companies, offering expert solutions in staff augmentation, managed service provider (MSP) programs, and vendor management systems (VMS). Through commitment to quality, responsible management and industry-leading best practices, Acro has achieved a flawless record of growth and profitability since opening its doors in 1982. Acro’s proprietary approach to account management, service delivery, and quality assurance is based on our ISO 9001:2008 registered and CMM Level 3 certified processes.

Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, Acro currently has 28 U.S. offices, and six international offices. To learn more, please visit www.acrocorp.com

 

Acro honored with the 2015 Minority Professional Services Firm Award

MBDALivonia, MI – December 10, 2015 – Acro was selected to receive the prestigious 2015 Minority Professional Services Firm of the Year Award by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). The award was announced by the MBDA during the National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week celebrations. Acro was recognized along with other minority entrepreneurs and individuals who create jobs; boost economic growth in America’s cities, towns and tribal communities; and promote the interest of the minority business community.

Penny Pritzker of the US Department of Commerce praised Acro for its success, innovation and commitment to ensuring the future prosperity of the nation. As per the MBDA, this award signifies a level of accomplishment that has contributed to America’s economic gains and global competitiveness. The businesses and individuals recognized through the MED Week awards program represent America’s brightest and most innovative talent.

“It is quite an honor to receive the 2015 Minority Professional Services Firm of the Year Award which is designed to recognize the achievements of minority entrepreneurs, as well as individuals and organizations that have demonstrated leadership and commitment in advancing global minority business enterprise.” said Mr. Ron Shahani, President and CEO of Acro Service Corp.

Acro is among the nation’s largest certified minority business enterprises and is a member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council’s Corporate Plus Program®, a status that is reserved exclusively for minority companies with proven resources, financial strength and capabilities to serve customers on national and international scale contracts.  As a minority owned and operated firm, Acro supports other socio-economically disadvantaged businesses nationwide.

About Acro Service Corp.

Acro Service Corp., a Michigan based minority owned firm is one of the nation’s largest staffing companies, offering expert solutions in: staff augmentation, managed service provider (MSP) programs, and vendor management systems (VMS). Through Acro’s commitment to quality, responsible management and industry-leading best practices, Acro has achieved a flawless record of growth and profitability since opening its doors in 1982. Acro’s proprietary approach to account management, service delivery, and quality assurance is based on our ISO 9001:2008 registered and CMM Level 3 certified processes. Acro also enjoys an impressive D&B rating of 4A2.  Acro currently has 28 U.S. offices, and six international offices. To learn more, visit www.acrocorp.com.

CDI Corp. Announces Formation of Congruent Talent, a Minority-Owned Recruitment Services Company

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) announced today that CDI and two corporate partners have signed a memorandum of understanding to join forces and deliver industry leading capabilities to Congruent Talent, a newly formed minority-owned company. Congruent Talent, with the support of its corporate partners, will provide U.S. companies with skilled technical and professional IT and engineering talent. Partnering with Congruent Talent will be Acro Service Corp. (Acro), Mastech Inc. (NYSE MKT: MHH) and CDI. Additionally, CDI will own a 49 percent interest in Congruent Talent.

Congruent Talent is being formed to uniquely serve large enterprises by unifying the fulfillment capability of multiple leading recruitment organizations. Congruent Talent will offer a scalable and efficient mechanism for large clients to deliver on skilled talent requirements while meeting their supplier diversity program goals.

CDI will contribute managed service provider (MSP), vendor management systems (VMS) and operational support to Congruent Talent. Fulfillment capability will be provided by Acro and Mastech, as well as by CDI. Both Acro and Mastech are certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council.

“Together, we are creating a minority-owned company that will, on day one, offer industry-leading staffing capabilities,” said Scott J. Freidheim, CEO and President of CDI. “We look forward to playing our part in supporting Congruent Talent.”

“In collaboration with our partners, Congruent Talent will be able to deliver on the most sophisticated and demanding client’s requirements,” said Congruent Talent CEO and President Jonathan Jackson. “I am proud to be leading such a unique organization dedicated to enabling enterprise supplier diversity program objectives.”

Ron Shahani, President and CEO of Acro Service Corp., said, “Congruent Talent opens doors to new opportunities in national markets for diversity staffing services. Congruent Talent’s partners contribute resources, experience and expertise that combine to create an organization with unrivaled abilities to serve the diversity staffing needs of large enterprises throughout the U.S.”

Mastech President and CEO Kevin Horner said, “We are excited about this opportunity to partner with Congruent Talent as a provider of recruitment support services and are committed to leveraging our recruitment-centric business model to meet
Congruent’s fulfillment needs.”

About CDI
CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) provides client-focused engineering, information technology and staffing solutions. Our customers operate in a variety of industries, ranging from Oil, Gas & Chemicals to Aerospace & Industrial Equipment, and High Technology, and include corporate, federal, state and municipal entities. We serve customers through offices and delivery centers in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. We also provide staffing services through our global MRINetwork® of franchisees. Learn more at www.cdicorp.com

About Acro Service Corp.
Acro Service Corp. is one of the nation’s largest staffing companies, offering expert solutions in: staff augmentation, managed service provider (MSP) programs, and vendor management systems (VMS). Through Acro’s commitment to quality, responsible management and industry-leading best practices, Acro has achieved a flawless record of growth and profitability since opening its doors in 1982. Acro currently has 28 U.S. offices, and six international offices. Acro is among the nation’s largest certified minority business enterprises and is a Corporate Plus® Member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council. To learn more, go to www.acrocorp.com

About Mastech, Inc.
Leveraging the power of 29 years of IT experience, Mastech (NYSE MKT: MHH) provides Information Technology Staffing services in the disciplines which drive today’s business operations. More information about Mastech can be found at www.mastech.com

Source: Staffing Industry Analysts (http://www.staffingindustry.com)

BAE Systems Recognizes Acro for MSP/VMS Excellence

Press Release – February, 2015
By Patty White, Corporate Communications Manager


ACRO POSTERLivonia, Michigan – Acro Service Corporation (Acro) was recently recognized by BAE Systems for Outstanding Performance as Electronic Systems Managed Service Program (MSP)/Vendor Management Systems (VMS) Provider.

BAE Electronic Systems, one of the world’s leading defense contractors, has relied on Acro since 2011 to provide best-in-class MSP and VMS Provider services for all its contingent staffing requirements. Acro ensures efficiency and significant cost savings, while delivering industry-leading workforce management services to BAE Electronic Systems.


About Acro Service Corporation:

Acro Service Corporation is one of the nation’s largest staffing companies, offering expert solutions in: staff augmentation, Managed Service Provider (MSP) programs, and Vendor Management Systems (VMS). Through Acro’s commitment to quality, responsible management, and industry-leading best practices, Acro has achieved a flawless record of growth and profitability since opening its doors in 1982. Acro currently has 28 U.S. offices, and six international offices. Acro is among the nation’s largest certified minority business enterprises and is a Corporate Plus® Member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council.


To learn more about Acro Service Corporation, please contact:
Astha Batra, Marketing Manager
abatra@acrocorp.com
www.acrocorp.com

Acro Among the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in 2014

Press Release – January, 2015
By Patty White, Corporate Communications Manager

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Livonia, Michigan – Acro Service Corporation (Acro) named as a Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ in 2014.

National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ recognizes companies who value their employees through engagement, growth, and excellence across all human resource practices. Acro received winning scores in all categories including: communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention, and more.

Ron Shahani, President and CEO said: “We are thrilled to receive this award from National’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. Throughout Acro’s 33 years, employees have always been our priority. We believe that a great work environment supports happy, engaged employees, and they, in turn, are more effective, motivated, and innovative. We strive for excellence in all that we do, and that starts with our employees.”

More information about Acro and other 2014 Winners is featured in Corp! Magazine’s December online publication.

                                                                                                                                                                                          

About Acro Service Corporation:
Acro Service Corporation is one of the nation’s largest staffing companies, offering expert solutions in: staff augmentation, Managed Service Provider (MSP) programs, and Vendor Management Systems (VMS). Through Acro’s commitment to quality, responsible management, and industry-leading best practices, Acro has achieved a flawless record of growth and profitability since opening its doors in 1982. Acro currently has 28 U.S. offices, and six international offices. Acro is among the nation’s largest certified minority business enterprises and is a Corporate Plus® Member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council.

                                                                                                                                                                                          

To learn more about Acro, please contact:
Gayathri Giri, Marketing Manager
ggiri@acrocorp.com
www.acrocorp.com

Anchor Staffing – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Seymour Chamber LogoLivonia, MI – October 2014 – Acro Service Corporation (Acro) is proud to announce that Anchor Staffing Inc. (Anchor),, an Acro affiliate, celebrated the official opening of Anchor’s office in Seymour, Indiana on October 21, 2014.  The Anchor Team was welcomed to Seymour, Indiana by the Seymour Chamber of Commerce with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

Along with staff from the Chamber of Commerce, Acro and Anchor were represented by Joe Leaser, Director of CISD, Bill Spurlin, On-Site Manager, and Clorisia Taylor, Staffing Specialist.

Anchor specializes in workforce management solutions including staff augmentation services and managed service provider (MSP) programs in manufacturing, warehouse, administrative, engineering, and professional job categories.  Anchor’s staffing programs typically utilize a state-of-the-art workforce and vendor management system (VMS), XRMSM System, which automates all applicable processes and enables unprecedented program efficiencies, quality, visibility, transparency and cost savings.

The new Anchor Staffing office is located at 111 North Poplar Street, Seymour, Indiana 47274.  Interested in learning more about Acro Service Corporation or Anchor Staffing?  Please call 800-844-2276 Ext. 4253 today.

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Acro One of 2014’s Best & Brightest Companies To Work For In Metro Detroit!

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Livonia, MI – September 2014 – Acro Service Corp was recently distinguished as a preferred employer of choice within the Metro Detroit region as it was named one of 2014’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work for in Metro Detroit! The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Organizations are assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, and retention. Acro strives to place a focus on employee engagement and excellence in its Human Resource practices as Acro believes its people are its most valuable resource!

Acro Named 2014 Salute to Diversity Recipient

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Livonia, MI – September 2014 – Acro is pleased to have been recognized by Corp! as a 2014 Salute to Diversity Award Winner.  This award recognizes outstanding leadership in diversity and multiculturalism in the State of Michigan!  Corp! believes that diversity and multiculturalism drives creativity and innovation. This was Corp!’s 8th year honoring businesses, organizations and business leaders who have displayed significant achievements in diversity within their organization or the community. Winners were featured in Corp!’s  July/August 2014 issue and were invited to the special awards celebration on September 10th at the MGM Grand Detroit.