Acquisition Announcement | Reliance One Acquires WheelHouse Resource Partners

Dallas OfficeApril 6, 2016

Auburn Hills, MI – Reliance One, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of WheelHouse Resource Partners, a technical staffing firm in Dallas, Texas. This acquisition will be the 5th office for Reliance One. These locations include Auburn Hills, Bingham Farms and Lansing MI, Chicago, IL and Dallas, TX.

WheelHouse Resource Partners was founded in 1998 and has since provided skilled information technology and engineering consultants to its customers. “We are looking forward to a successful transition with such a well-established company and we are excited to join the growing Dallas Market. As Reliance One continues to grow with our customer base, that includes large global companies, it is important that we keep pace with our customers’ demands. I would like to welcome John Brown, Founder of WheelHouse and his team to Reliance One and thank Company Founders, Jim Beath and Jim Paquette for continuing to invest in our company’s future,” said Jeff Gardner, President of Reliance One.

About Reliance One:

Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, NMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct).

Contact

Reliance One, Inc.
1700 Harmon Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248-922-4500
Robert Wicker
rwicker@reliance-one.com
Fax: (248) 922-5660
www.reliance-one.com

Making Dreams Come True

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The Reliance One team gathered to celebrate the wish that they granted to seven-year old, Aaron.

February 1, 2016

Auburn Hills, MI – Reliance One, Inc. was happy to welcome Brenda Moore and Mary Grace McCarter from the Rainbow Connection to our Headquarters last week. Brenda and Mary came by to thank us for our contributions to the Rainbow Connection and to show us what our sponsorship made possible.

This year, Reliance One was able to grant a wish to seven-year old Aaron. Aaron loves the Ninja Turtles, playing outside, reading, and shopping at Wal-Mart. Reliance One is proud to support Aaron’s wish of going to Disneyworld in Florida. We are told that he is very excited to meet all of the Superheroes and characters at Disney!

“We are so proud of our team for putting in the efforts to make this donation possible. We have had remarkable participation in all of our events this year – from wrapping gifts at Carson’s, to change wars, and jeans days, the support from our team has been inspiring,” said Kristen Latimer, VP of Administration and the Chairwoman of R1 Impact. R1 Impact is an initiative that was created to give back to the community and to develop and grow the employees of Reliance One through community service.

Mary Grace McCarter and Kristen Latimer

Mary Grace McCarter, Executive Director at the Rainbow Connection presented Kristen Latimer, VP of Administration and Chairwoman of R1 Impact with a plaque on behalf of the Rainbow Connection celebrating the Wish that Reliance One granted.

This is the second wish that Reliance One has been able to grant with the Rainbow Connection, an organization that was created to make dreams come true for Michigan children with life threatening illnesses.

If you would like to learn more about the Rainbow Connection or if you would like to make a donation, please visit: http://www.rainbowconnection.org/

About Reliance One:
Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct).

Contact
Reliance One, Inc.
1700 Harmon Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248-922-4500
Robert Wicker
rwicker@reliance-one.com
Fax: (248) 922-5660
http://www.reliance-one.com

Feeding the Community One Backpack at a Time

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January 22, 2016

Auburn Hills, MI – Reliance One, Inc. is proud to announce their sponsorship of  Backpack Night 2016 hosted by Shard Financial Services, Inc. and the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.

Backpack Night is a project taken on by the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan which makes an effort to reduce child hunger, provide education to students on proper nutrition, and encourage healthy lifestyles. The program was created to offer additional support to children who rely on free or reduced-price lunches at school. It provides a backpack full of nutritious foods every weekend throughout the school year so that no child goes hungry. The number of children that are eligible for free or reduced lunch in Michigan is staggering. In Genesee County alone, there is a 55% eligibility rate.

The program states that childhood hunger is a community problem that the community can solve. There are many ways to help. A donation in support of the program is the best way to help the cause. A $100 contribution feeds a child every weekend during the school year. You can also get involved with local community schools and help bring the program to your local district or you could volunteer your services to help fill backpacks during the school day. For more information on the program and ways to help, please visit http://www.backpacknight.com/backpack-program/.

About Reliance One:

Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct).

Contact

Reliance One, Inc.
1700 Harmon Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248-922-4500
Robert Wicker
rwicker@reliance-one.com
Fax: (248) 922-5660
www.reliance-one.com

Wrapping for a Cause

December 22, 2015

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Reliance One employees and their families wrapped presents to raise money for the Rainbow Connection

Auburn Hills, MI – Reliance One teamed up with Carson’s at the Village of Rochester this weekend to make dreams come true. The team wrapped gifts in exchange for donations, which were collected to grant a wish for a child with a life-threatening illness through the Rainbow Connection.

This is the 3rd year that the Reliance One team has volunteered to wrap presents with plans of granting a child’s wish. “We are incredibly close to this year’s goal and we are overjoyed that we will be able to grant another wish this January,” said Kristen Latimer, Vice President of Administration and Head of Reliance One’s community involvement team, R1 Impact. Community service is a significant part of Reliance One’s culture. It allows employees to give back while strengthening team bonds. The motto that we follow is: ‘We’re here to make good things happen for someone else. We do that… and it all works.’

About Reliance One:

Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct).

Contact:

Reliance One, Inc.
1700 Harmon Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248-922-4500
Robert Wicker
rwicker@reliance-one.com
Fax: (248) 922-5660
www.reliance-one.com

Predicting the Future – 17 years and running

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Auburn Hills, MI – Abraham Lincoln is quoted as saying “the best way to predict the future is to create it” and that is exactly what Reliance One is doing. The staffing and recruiting firm proudly celebrated 17 years of solving staffing challenges and providing employment to hundreds of people.

In 1998, James Beath and James Paquette founded Reliance One, Inc. The business partners launched their recruiting services from a residential basement in Flint, MI and through hard work and dedication, the company has now grown to over 600 employees.

“The staffing industry is gaining incredible momentum right now and we are excited to be a part of this extraordinary growth,” said James Beath, co-founder. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, “approximately 211,000 jobs were created in November,” leading to an increase in demand for employees. Reliance One is taking advantage of the economic pressure and is diligently working to fill their clients’ openings.

“We have a team of passionate team members who work hard every day to put people to work and create bright futures for themselves, their contractors, and the company,” said James Paquette, co-founder. Reliance One is stronger than ever at their 17th anniversary. The company continues to be committed to providing solutions that enable our customers to meet the evolving workforce demands and solving staffing challenges.

About Reliance One:

Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct).

Contact

Reliance One, Inc.
1700 Harmon Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248-922-4500
Robert Wicker
rwicker@reliance-one.com
Fax: (248) 922-5660
http://www.reliance-one.com

Reliance One Named 2015 Top Workplace by the Detroit Free Press

November 30, 2015

Auburn Hills, MI – For the fifth consecutive year, Reliance One, Inc. has been named one of the Top Workplaces by the Detroit Free Press. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by Workplace Dynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of Workplace Dynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”

“We are honored to receive this award and are grateful to our team for their efforts each and every day” said Jeff Gardner, President. “Our team is imperative to our success and we pride ourselves on creating a collaborative culture in which every team member works together to achieve their personal and professional goals. We stress the importance of preparation and adaptability to our team members, which is important in a prosperous industry. The staffing industry is thriving right now and with growth comes opportunity. Our team realizes the potential and does what it takes to achieve their goals and in turn, the company goals are met.”

If you are interested in joining a dynamic team with the opportunity for growth, please contact Tyra Stowe at TStowe@reliance-one.com.

About Reliance One:

Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct).

Contact

Reliance One, Inc.
1700 Harmon Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248-922-4500
Robert Wicker
rwicker@reliance-one.com
Fax: (248) 922-5660
http://www.reliance-one.com

Reliance One Hosts First 5K Race

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

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Reliance One’s Vice President of Recruitment and Operations, Rob Wicker and his daughter Libby, starting the race out strong.

Auburn Hills, MI – On Sunday, October 11th, Reliance One hosted their first annual 5k Donut Dash to promote employee wellness and to raise money for the Rainbow Connection as part of our R1 Impact initiative.

The event featured a costume contest, first place prizes, and of course cider and donuts. Jennifer Petritis, Human Resources Coordinator, played a large part in the planning of the event. “I was extremely impressed with the turnout at this event. We exceeded our fundraising expectations and participants were able to reach personal goals by completing the race alongside of colleagues and family. I am looking forward to a 2nd Annual 5k Donut Dash!”

Reliance One started R1 Impact in 2013 to make a difference in the communities that we work in while developing and growing personally and professionally. Last year, Reliance One employees raised enough funds to sponsor a wish for the Rainbow Connection which sent a young girl and her family on a dream trip to Walt Disney World.

R1 Impact would not be possible without the generosity of everyone who continuously participates in Reliance One’s fundraising events.  Thank you to everyone who coordinated and participated in the 2015 Donut Dash 5k. If you would like to know more about upcoming events this year, follow us on Facebook for updates!

About Reliance One:
Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct).

Contact
Reliance One, Inc.
1700 Harmon Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248-922-4500
Robert Wicker
rwicker@reliance-one.com
Fax: (248) 922-5660
http://www.reliance-one.com

Changing Lives Together

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Executive Team - Day of Service

August 11, 2015

Auburn Hills, MI – The Reliance One Executive Leadership Team began their day of service with a walk through history as Roy Hoelscher, Volunteer Director, shared the inspiring story of how the Capuchin Soup Kitchen program came to Detroit. Roy has been serving the Detroit Community for over 40 years; he is dedicating his life to serving others. He shared the beautiful story of his daughter, 1 of 12 adopted children, who serves our country. There is no doubt that her morals and values are rooted with the passion and drive that Roy brings to light.

“The Soup Kitchen got its official start during the Great Depression of 1929, a period of devastating national poverty that caused the poor of this Detroit community to knock on the monastery’s back door asking for bread.” (www.cskdetroit.org) The Reliance One Team is challenging everyone to find time to volunteer. Kristen Latimer, Vice President of Administration reflects, “Everyone has been through a time in their life when the odds seem against them. People need a strong support system and help from the community to make it through. I shared the experience with my children and they are eager to volunteer their time now.”

“If you want to volunteer at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen we ask you to bring three important things with you: a willingness to work hard, an open and positive attitude, and a smile. We can promise you that you will work hard, have some fun, and learn a great deal about yourself and your fellow human beings.”

For More Information About Volunteering at Capuchin Soup Kitchen:

Conner Kitchen / Services Center – http://www.cskdetroit.org/
Roy Hoelscher
rhoelscher@cskdetroit.org
313.822.8606 ext 210

About Reliance One:

Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct).

Contact

Reliance One, Inc.
1700 Harmon Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248-922-4500
Robert Wicker
rwicker@reliance-one.com
Fax: (248) 922-5660
www.reliance-one.com

Reliance One Jumps for a Cause!

June 10, 2013

Auburn Hills, Mich. – Last week, Reliance One teamed up with AirTime Trampoline to hold a fundraiser for the Rainbow Connection. Reliance One employees, their families, and friends all came out to show their support. With close to 70 jumpers at the event, Reliance One was able to take one step closer to their goal of granting a child’s wish. “We had a lot of fun with family and friends while raising money for a good cause. We have a great team in place at Reliance One and I feel fortunate to be a part of it.“ says, Kristen Bradish, Administrative Services Manager at Reliance One.

About The Rainbow Connection®
The Rainbow Connection is a Michigan based charity dedicated to making dreams come true for Michigan children who are literally fighting for their lives. Since 1985, thousands of Michigan children with life threatening illnesses have experienced their most special dream come true. Today the Rainbow Connection’s annual budget is 1.8 million. Their funding is provided by generous donations from the community. Over 87% of every dollar donated goes directly to programs and services for children with these life threatening illnesses.

The Rainbow Connection makes any wish come true, from something as simple as a computer, to as big as going to the Super Bowl, or a glorious trip to Disney World. Their number one goal is the amazing children who deserve nothing but the best.

About Reliance One, Inc.
Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct).

Contact

Reliance One, Inc.
1700 Harmon Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248-922-4500
rwicker@reliance-one.com
Fax: (248) 922-5660
http://www.reliance-one.com

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