Nova Scotia firm to provide security at Greater Moncton International
Nov. 26, Dartmouth, N.S. - A Nova Scotia security firm has snagged a multimillion-dollar airport contract in New Brunswick, marking the company’s latest big push into that province.
November 26, 2014 By The Chronicle Herald
Northeastern Protection Service Inc. announced it earned a three-year contract to provide security and related services for the Greater Moncton International Airport Authority.
“I would say comfortably it’s in the area of $1 million a year,” Roger Miller, the company’s president and CEO, said in an interview Monday.
The Dartmouth firm has about 120 employees in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Ontario offering uniformed security personnel, private investigation services, security-related technology and support services for that equipment.
With the latest contract, the company plans to hire most of the people working for the airport’s current security provider, as well as support staff for its new Moncton office, adding more than 30 employees to the payroll, Miller said.
“We haven’t had a full-time presence there for probably about six years, and when I started … one of our goals was ‘We need to be back in New Brunswick,’” he said.
“It’s only about two hours away from our doorstep, and we were pretty excited when they went to tender and saw this as an opportunity.”
The company has a long-term contract with an unidentified aerospace company, provides technical support for Jazz Aviation and Cougar Helicopters and is already looking at airports in Fredericton, Saint John and Bathurst and expanding services to clients with operations in that province, Miller said.
Miller, who joined the company in 2001 and became president and CEO in 2013 after the death of company founder Mark Joseph, said he has an “ambitious” plan for the New Brunswick market.
“I would like to … triple our initial contract value with the Moncton airport. I’d like to see us between $3-$5 million dollars revenue in the next three years.”
Northeastern’s Moncton airport contract takes effect Dec. 1.
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