40 Under 40, November 2015
Our own Jim Richards was named to Crain’s Detroit Business list of 40 Under 40 for 2015.
Crain’s 40 Under 40 began in 1991 as a way to honor young professionals in Southeast Michigan who have made their marks before age 40. This year’s winners launched successful companies, grew established firms, took on high-pressure projects and gave a hand to those in the community.
Honorees were recognized at a November event held at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit. The event celebrated the high quality of talent found in Michigan. Several members of the TSS team were on hand to share in Jim’s special evening.
Click here to read more about the award.
Michigan Business Network
The team at TSS is very proud to announce that our CEO, Jim Richards, was invited back to the radio show Business Beat on December 11, 2014 to speak with host Chris Holman. Jim made his first visit to the show in 2012 after being selected as one of the “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” by Michigan Celebrates Small Business.
During the interview, Jim discusses key elements believed to be integral to Total Security Solutions’ success. Specific topics include:
- How and why Total Security Solutions was started
- How the company survived a major recession
- Reasons for steady growth seen over the last four years
Click here to read more about the podcast.
Diversity Beyond Banks is Company’s Way to Grow, August 2011
Total Security Solutions was featured in a Detroit Free Press article highlighting our successful growth and diversification into markets outside of banking.
The article captures our goal quite nicely when it states, “The firm prides itself on its ability to make a business more secure yet still inviting for customers and employees. That means spending a lot of time designing the right system for a workplace and using different kinds of materials, instead of using a cookie-cutter approach.”
Read more about how Total Security Solutions got started and continues to succeed in the bulletproof glass manufacturing business.
“Keep Out”, Season 16, May 2010
The crew of Modern Marvels, a History channel documentary show, spent a day at our facility in Fowlerville, Michigan filming and conducting interviews for a special on bank security. The episode addressed all aspects of bank security, but Total Security Solutions was the only company featured regarding the incorporation of bulletproof glass.
Our CEO, Jim Richards, spent the day showing the Modern Marvels crew around our facility and walking the crew through the bullet proof glass barrier manufacturing process. We discussed the most common bullet resistant barriers, including arch window and baffle window systems. We also demonstrated how a bullet resistant barrier system goes from a single sheet of bullet resistant transparency – either acrylic, polycarbonate, glass-clad polycarbonate or bullet proof glass – to a complete bullet resistant barrier. Using a computer-driven manufacturing process, we’re able to take a precise architectural CAD drawing and output all the required system components to their exact specifications.