The Mount Family Group Ltd. (MFG) headquartered in Burlington and operator of 9 Westaff offices in Vermont, New Hampshire and New York is pleased to announce the acquisition of three offices in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, bringing their total to 12 offices. The seller is the Koosharem Corporation, owner of Westaff and of Select and Remedy Staffing Services.The three offices are located in Leominster and Billerica, Mass. and Providence, RI. The Providence office has been branded as a Westaff office and the Massachusetts offices will continue to operate under the brand Select Remedy.Karen Mount, VP of Administration of MFG, said that it was the people in those offices that impressed the Mounts the most. “After all, as a service business, the people are the principal reason for any acquisition. We met with the managers and their staffs and were so impressed that we worked to make the deal happen.”“We wanted to offer our clients a region-wide service and now, we can service virtually all of New England and the adjacent parts of New York,” said James Mount, Chief Operating Officer. “It was a win-win for both us and the franchisor.” David Mount, Chairman of MFG added that this recessionary time is ideal for well positioned companies to make strategic acquisitions.Koosharem is the owner of the Westaff, Select and Remedy brands of staffing firms and has offices throughout the United States. The privately held company is one of the ten largest staffing firms in the United States.Mount Family Group Ltd. is a privately held company headquartered in Burlington and has annual sales in excess of $20 million. The company was founded by David and Fran Mount in 1982.
A Garda Inspector has made an impassioned plea for safer driving in County Donegal this Christmas after a court case today in which a young driver without insurance faced a number of charges.Inspector David Murphy told Letterkenny District Court that he wanted the public to take “no chances” this year and urged the public to use taxis when out and about over the festive season.Before the court was Michael Goral, from Slieve Drum, Letterkenny. He faced a number of charges following a crash on December 22 last year in the town.Inspector Murphy said 20-year-old Goral was driving his father to and from a Christmas Party. However the accused man did not have insurance and was involved in a crash.The computer degree student at LYIT had passed his test a week earlier but his father had failed to include him in the insurance policy.The court heard that no-one was injured in the smash.Judge Paul Kelly ordered Goral to go on the pro-social drivers programme and adjourned sentencing until FebruaryHis 47-year-old father was fined €200 for failing to have insurance.Inspector Murphy said he wanted a message to go out to the public as a result of this incident.“The Christmas season is upon us and I would urge people to engage the use of taxis when out and about,” said Inspector Murphy.“We want to keep the roads safe for all users this Christmas.”After the case Inspector Murphy told us: “We want people to enjoy a safe and peaceful Christmas and our officers will be out to make sure that people get home safely after a night out.“No-one should even consider taking a ‘chance’ by either drinking and driving or driving without insurance.“People should weigh up the options; do they want to take a life this Christmas on our roads and go to prison for it, or do they want to pay to get a taxi home safely. It’s a simple choice.”GARDA INSPECTOR IN CHRISTMAS ROAD SAFETY PLEA AFTER CAR CRASH CASE was last modified: December 10th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Christmas campaignGardaLetterkenny Courtsafetytaxis