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Allied Universal Expands Janitorial Services Division; Acquires Illinois-Based The Millard Group

Allied Universal, a global security and facility services company, announced the acquisition of The Millard Group, a Morton Grove, Ill.-based commercial facility services company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Founded in 1915 under the name Chicago Window Cleaning, The Millard Group is a third-generation family owned business with a long history in commercial facility services. The Millard Group provides clients with an integrated solution through its full range of supervised janitorial, window cleaning, metal maintenance and specialty services.

“I am very excited to add a high quality company like The Millard Group into the Allied Universal family and to continue to build out our national janitorial capabilities,” said Steve Jones, global chairman and CEO at Allied Universal. 

The Millard Group is one of the largest privately owned janitorial companies operating in over 30 states with more than 2,150 employees. The company offers clients a range of fully supervised facility services within the following sectors: managed commercial, corporate campuses, retail, education, healthcare and hospitality, and industrial.

“The acquisition of the Millard Group will help us strategically grow our janitorial services division throughout the United States and expand our services within the retail and commercial sectors,” said Mark Olivas, president of Allied Universal Janitorial Services. “Together, we will provide outstanding value and unparalleled service to clients on a national level.”   

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