MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Norment Security Group, a detention systems products and services provider and part of the Gores Group, celebrated the 60th anniversary of its founding.
Norment was founded in 1952 as Pittman Brothers Inc., with Jack Norment serving as chief executive officer. The name was changed to Norment Glass Company in 1970 and under the leadership of Jack’s son, Bobby Norment, the company began to expand its operations to include the sale and installation of special security glass for detention facilities —marking the beginning of its reputation as a detention equipment contractor.
Throughout the years Norment has witnessed many changes, but its primary objective has always been physical security, electronic security, design assistance, project management, maintenance and facility upgrades in a detention environment.
While the economy has made the past two years challenging, Norment’s first quarter bookings for 2012 were $26 million, which was the third best quarter in seven years and one of the best quarters in the company’s history, according to company officials.
The company has continued to grow since its acquisition by the Gores Group in 2007, with strategic acquisitions that include ECS and Imperial.
Tim Meyer, chairman of the Norment Board of Directors and managing director of the Gores Group, emphasized Norment’s employees as one of the major factors in the company’s continued success.
“A significant number of our employees have been with the company for more than 20 years, and we have one employee celebrating his 35th year with the company this year,” he said. “These are the people responsible for Norment’s success — past, present and future.”