Success Story: American Security

American Security of Greenville LLC

Headquarters:
Greenville, SC (Founded in 1975)
Employees:

1,600

Products and Services:

Full service security services, including static and patrol service, risk assessments and safety and security educational seminars 

“Our partnership with the SC Department of Commerce has been an extremely valuable pathway to the continued success in our company’s growth.  SC Commerce continues to focus on educating those coming into our state of the value of doing business with South Carolina companies.” 

Randy Harrison, President of American Security

Utilizing SC Commerce resources, homegrown South Carolina security services company continues to thrive.

In 1975, American Security was established by Henry Harrison, a retired South Carolina Highway Patrol Sergeant. Now, more than four decades later, the company, which is led by his son Randy, has expanded its footprint significantly. With locations in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee, the company now provides security services to many industry leaders across the Southeast.

Several years ago, American Security was introduced to SC Commerce’s existing industry team. In an effort to increase its business opportunities in South Carolina, the company signed up to participate in the agency’s SourceSC initiative and submitted information for the Volvo Cars supplier database. In September 2016, Randy and his team attended SC Commerce’s Indirect Purchasing Outreach Event for the Volvo Cars factory. After productive interaction during and after the event, the Swedish automaker decided to award American Security with a contract for its new Berkeley County plant.

Since that time, American Security has continued to participate in SC Commerce initiatives, including the agency’s various B2B matchmaking sessions. And, as a result, the company is able to get in front of potential customers in various industries throughout the state. 

Successes in SC

  • In recent years, American Security has secured contracts to provide security services for a variety of high-profile events, including presidential debates, governor’s galas, town hall meetings and more.
  • Utilizing resources provided by SC Commerce, American Security has been able to form and strengthen relationships with many of the state’s top manufacturers. After attending a Purchasing Outreach Event last year, the company was awarded a contract to provide security for Volvo Cars’ new Berkeley County facility. 

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