Steve Jones

Steve Jones

Santa Ana-based Allied Universal bought Wyoming, Mich.-based Midstate Security on undisclosed terms.

Allied provides security and facility services in North America. It has annual revenue of $7.3 billion and 215,000 employees, largely security personnel, including 4,000 in OC; it’s the fifth-largest locally based privately held firm.

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Midstate has sales of some $20 million and about 90 workers.

Steve Jones, Allied CEO, and Carey Boethel, president of its Dallas-based technology services unit, said in a release they expect the buy to strengthen the company’s push into tech-based security; Midstate provides several remote, software-based and electronic services.