ATLANTA – November 2015 – Professionals in the fields of loss prevention, safety, retail and IT are converging on Indianapolis this week for the 2015 Goodwill Industries® Loss Prevention and Safety (GILPS) Conference. The event takes place from November 8 to 10 at the Indianapolis Hyatt Regency Hotel. Representatives from the Retail Loss Prevention division of U.S. Security Associates, an Atlanta-based national security company, are traveling to Indianapolis for the event.
The GILPS Conference is the one time each year that U.S. Security Associates and other loss prevention vendors have the opportunity to showcase their products and services to Goodwill staff from different locations. Likewise, for Goodwill professionals, it’s the one time set aside annually to learn from industry leaders exhibiting at the event and to explore newly available business tools and practices. The GILPS Conference is attended by Goodwill staff members at every level, from the organization’s executive leaders to its retail store managers.
Vice President of Loss Prevention Terry Faircloth is among the U.S. Security Associates LP professionals who make the annual trip to the GILPS Conference. Faircloth says he looks forward each year to the opportunity to interact with loss prevention and safety practitioners throughout the Goodwill enterprise. “We make a point of participating in this event every year. From exhibiting to spending time with clients to making new connections, we always find the GILPS Conference to be rewarding and productive.”
U.S. Security Associates provides retail security solutions ranging from uniformed security officers to store greeters to loss prevention associates who apprehend shoplifters. As a party to national security contracts with several of America’s largest retailers and retail property managers, U.S. Security Associates has extensive experience providing personnel safety, business continuity, and asset protection services in retail environments . The GILPS Conference provides a great venue for the company’s Loss Prevention professionals to share insights and expertise on current industry best practices and the latest loss prevention and safety tools.
Goodwill Industries International is a network of 165 community-based member organizations in the United States and Canada with a presence in 14 other countries. Goodwill is one of America’s top 20 most inspiring companies (Forbes, 2014). Goodwills are innovative and sustainable social enterprises that help fund skills development, job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs by selling donated clothing and household items in more than 3,000 stores and online at shopgoodwill.com®. Local Goodwill organizations also build revenue and create jobs by contracting with businesses and government to provide a wide range of commercial services, including packaging and assembly, food services preparation, and document imaging and shredding. In 2014, more than 426,000 people in the United States and Canada used Goodwill’s intensive one-on-one career services to prepare for employment. In addition, more than 24 million people used computers and mobile devices to access Goodwill education, training, mentoring and online learning services to strengthen their skills.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) is the market-leading, wholly-owned American, full-service safety and security solutions provider. With over 160 locally-responsive offices, international locations and over 50,000 dedicated professionals, they offer the most complete array of physical security, remote surveillance, and global consulting and investigations to ensure better outcomes for thousands of clients and a range of industries. Innovative applications of leading-edge, proprietary technology enable USA to rank annually among the world's best training companies, sustain the highest standards of quality, and underscore world-class customer service with unparalleled accountability. USA's rise as one of the largest innovative security solutions leaders is a natural byproduct of these differentiators and enables the company to provide the most Safe. Secure. Friendly.® environments for people, assets, and brands. For more information, visit www.ussecurityassociates.com.
Natalie Fischer, Marketing Manager