LaForce security announcement

Press Release: Acquisition of Electronic Security Systems

For Immediate Release

Green Bay, Wis., Feb. 1, 2018 – LaForce, Inc., a leading provider for commercial door opening products, services, and security solutions, announced today it has acquired Electronic Security Systems. Established in 1918, Electronic Security Systems began as a locksmith and a traditional door, frame and hardware distributor, and has grown to become experts in enterprise security systems for commercial markets. Over the years they have served hundreds of customers including, health care, higher education, local and state government, and commercial construction.

“We are incredibly proud to lead Electronic Security Systems into its next phase of growth,” said Brian Mannering, CEO/President of LaForce, “they have done an excellent job of building a solid and successful business while developing a reputation for high-quality security solutions that are second to none.”

The companies bring together over 160 years of combined experience. LaForce and Electronic Security Systems share a strong customer focus, and together their strengths will continue to deliver expert technical knowledge and comprehensive solutions to protect life safety and building security.

There will be no immediate changes to services for customers or vendors.

About LaForce

LaForce, Inc. is one of the largest distributors of door opening products and security services in the United States. We offer doors, frames, hardware, keying, security integration, building specialties, architectural services, fire door inspections, pre-installation, installation, and customized pre-finishing. Headquartered in Green Bay, WI since 1954, we now operate 12 locations throughout the country. For more information, please visit

About Electronic Security Systems

Established in 1918, Electronic Security Systems has grown to provide customized security services for both large and small projects. Our expert technicians can design, install, and support security systems that meet specific demands. Our headquarters are in Detroit, MI, with an additional location in Grand Rapids, MI.