CONSHOHOCKEN, PA--(Marketwire - October 15, 2008) - AlliedBarton Security Services,, the industry's premier provider of highly trained security personnel, has received an ASTD BEST Award. These awards recognize organizational commitment to employee learning, which is a critical part of AlliedBarton's culture of excellence.

Organizations from Hong Kong, India, and the United States received an ASTD BEST Award. ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) is the world's largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals. Through an online application, the 2008 BEST Awards received entries from organizations in seven countries. These organizations submitted quantitative and qualitative information to ASTD about their learning and development practices and programs.

The ASTD BEST Awards recognize organizations that demonstrate enterprise-wide success through employee learning and development. According to Tony Bingham, ASTD's president and CEO, "The BEST Award winners set the standard for exceptional learning and performance. They excel at aligning learning with business needs, demonstrating business impact, and providing a broad range of learning opportunities for employees. And, senior leaders in BEST organizations provide deep support for learning and model leaders as teachers."

"Learning and development are at the core of AlliedBarton's culture and this award is an important symbol of our commitment to helping our employees learn and grow," said Jim Gillece, AlliedBarton Chief People Officer and Senior Vice President of Human Capital Management. "Receiving this award, as well as awards from Training magazine and the Corporate University Xchange in the same year, is a great honor. We are proud to not only take the lead on training in our industry but to also be held to the high standards of an organization such as ASTD and compete against companies in many industries around the world."

"This award was received at the cusp of an exciting time for AlliedBarton," Gillece added. "Our training community and our entire Human Capital Management group are preparing for the launch of exciting new initiatives for 2009 that will take AlliedBarton to an even higher level training excellence."

Earlier in 2008, AlliedBarton also earned national recognition for its training programs for the third consecutive year on Training magazine's Top 125 list, and for its leadership development practices by the Corporate University Xchange and with an ASTD Excellence in Practice Award.

AlliedBarton Security Services is the industry's premier provider of highly trained security personnel to many industries including commercial real estate, higher education, healthcare, residential communities, chemical/petrochemical, government, manufacturing and distribution, financial, and shopping centers and malls. Responsive, customer-focused security officers and managers at our client sites are supported by award-winning national resources developed from over 50 years of security experience. Our more than 50,000 employees and 100 offices service a client base of several thousand which includes approximately 200 Fortune 500 companies across the country. AlliedBarton was the first security services company selected as one of Training magazine's Top 125 training companies for three consecutive years. For more information call 1-866-825-5433 or visit

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