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Public Agencies Get New Access to Talent Savings Solutions

Acro USCommunities LogoGovernment and public organizations registered with U.S. Communities can now benefit from predetermined pricing and the opportunity to use Acro’s Managed Service Provider (MSP) solutions and professional staffing services without the hassle of a time-consuming and expensive formal bid process. Acro Services Corporation, a widely recognized veteran and pioneer in the staffing services industry, announced today that it has been awarded a contract through U.S. Communities, the leading government purchasing cooperative, to offer this opportunity to registered public agenices. Acro was awarded the contract, which runs January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2019, with options to renew, through a competitive solicitation and evaluation led by Maricopa County, Arizona.

Over its 35-year history, Acro has become a leader across a wide range of job categories and the entire suite of workforce management solutions, having delivered MSP programs for more than 20 years and its web-based vendor management system (VMS), the XRM System, for most of that time, all while maintaining its highly acclaimed standard of excellence in staffing services, the foundation upon which the company was built.

Acro is uniquely positioned to provide U.S. Communities participating agencies with best-in-class contingent worker management services at predetermined pricing. In particular, Acro has the acumen to cost-effectively and quickly recruit temporary workers, manage the suppliers of temporary workers, and provide the state-of-the art VMS, the XRM System, to enable these objectives. In its role as the incumbent MSP of several U.S. Communities participating agencies, Acro has been able to optimize workforce management processes by tailoring its MSP program (including VMS customization) to meet the specific needs of each participating agency regardless of its size. Acro’s MSP program provides participating agencies access to multiple staffing providers and streamlines the management of those staffing providers into one easy point of contact. As part of this, Acro’s industry-leading VMS, the XRM System, streamlines the oversight, evaluation, and analysis of multiple staffing providers through its extensive data statistics platform, real-time reporting, and integrated process support.

Participating agencies save time and money by administering staffing more efficiently, and in turn get access to higher quality talent through a recruitment process that taps into a large pool of candidates and gives workers highly competitive wages. Acro also enables agencies to fill positions utilizing talent in the local community, which gives business to local staffing suppliers that often do not have the resources to bid on government contracts.

MSP services are typically only possible for large organizations, but Acro is offering this service for all U.S. Communities participants, no matter how small. “Acro is known across the staffing industry for its exceptional customer service,” said Ron Shahani, President and CEO of Acro Service Corp. “More than 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies use managed staffing programs, and now more public sector organizations can get the benefit of optimized staffing solutions. This is an exciting program that will provide significant value and cost savings to public sector organizations, while enabling them to meet all of their security, reporting, and transparency requirements.”


 

To learn more, visit the website at www.acrocorp.com/uscommunities or contact us at (877) 227-0930 or uscommunities@acrocorp.com.

Interested parties can participate in a free webinar on Wednesday, February 8, at 11 am EST/8 am PST.

 


 

About Acro Service Corporation

Founded in 1982, Acro Service Corporation is a Top-50 staffing firm in the U.S., headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, providing technical, engineering, clerical, professional, IT, and industrial/manufacturing personnel services through temporary, temporary-to-direct, direct placement, IT project, and managed staffing (MSP) programs.

About U.S. Communities

U.S. Communities is the leading national government purchasing cooperative, providing government procurement resources and solutions to local and state government agencies, school districts (K-12), higher education institutions, and nonprofit organizations. U.S. Communities was founded in 1996 as a partnership with its national sponsors. Today, its national sponsors include the Association of School Business Officials, the National Association of Counties, the National League of Cities, the United States Conference of Mayors, and the National Governors Association. More than 55,000 registered agencies, education institutions, and nonprofits utilize U.S. Communities contracts to procure more than $2 billion in products and services annually. This continued growth is fueled by the program’s proven track record of providing public agencies the best overall government pricing and unparalleled value.

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.

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

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.

Acro Named to Inc. 500/5000 List for Third Consecutive Year

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Livonia, MI – August 2014 – Acro has been named to the Inc.500/5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America for the 3rd consecutive year! Only a tiny fraction of the nation’s companies have demonstrated such remarkably consistent high growth, particularly in the difficult economic environment of the past few years. Congratulations, Acro, this achievement truly puts you in rarefied company!

Acro Recognized as One of 2014’s Largest Staffing Firms In the U.S.

f203cebc-0dbd-11e4-8663-12313b0a34a4-mediumLivonia, MI – July 2014 – Acro is honored to be recognized on the Staffing Industry Analysts 2014 Largest Staffing Firms in the U.S. list.  Largest staffing and talent engagement firms generated $74.1 billion in 2013 U.S. revenue.  Of those qualifying for the list, 55% of firms noted professional temporary staffing as largest segment; 32% noted commercial staffing as largest segment.

Acro Named to Crain’s “Fast 50” List

extLivonia, MI – June 2014 – Acro Service Corp has been ranked #39 of the 50 Fastest growing companies in Metro Detroit (in 2014) according to Crain’s Detroit Business.

Crain’s Fast 50 is based on a ranking of companies in Crain’s database of private and publicly traded companies in two ways: by dollar amount of revenue growth between 2010 and 2013 and by percentage revenue growth during that same period. The two rankings were added together to create the list; the lower the number, the higher the final rank.

The results help paint a picture of the local economy for the period: The majority of the top 10 companies benefited from the strong comeback of the automotive industry since the recession. Staffing firms, in particular, are seeing fast growth and hiring.

“Whenever the economy is coming out of a slow period, our industry tends to do well because most of our clients prefer to hire contingent workers rather than do direct hiring because they want to be sure the recovery will sustain itself,” said Ron Shahani, president and CEO of Acro Service Corp., which came in at No. 39 on the list.

Acro Named to the 2013 Inc. 5000/500 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies

Acro Service Corp, a leading provider of staffing, consulting and contingent workforce management solutions, today announces it has been named to the prestigious 2013 Inc. 5000/500 list for the fastest-growing private companies in America.  Acro’s growth over the last two years has resulted in a 2013 Inc. 5000 ranking of #3892 nationally (compared to #4462 in 2012) and a 2013 Inc. 500 ranking of #65 in the Metro Detroit market.  http://www.inc.com/profile/acro-service Read More