WorkForce Carolina acquires Virginia company

Staff Report

February 2, 2014

WorkForce Unlimited LLC, an affiliate of Mount Airy based WorkForce Carolina Inc., has acquired The Prillaman Group Inc., a People 2.0 Affiliate based in Rocky Mount, Va.

The Prillaman Group consists of an executive search division and a staffing and consulting division doing business as TPG Staffing. TPG Staffing has three Virginia locations in Rocky Mount, Radford, and Galax as well as Andrews in North Carolina.

The acquisition expands the 27-year-old WorkForce Carolina brand which includes affiliate WorkForce Unlimited. The transaction closed Jan. 3 with an effective date of Feb. 1. Terms were not disclosed.

The TPG Staffing name will remain in place, and its executives will remain as a part of the company. Tim Prillaman, founder of The Prillaman Group, will lead the executive search division for WorkForce Carolina.

“TPG’s core values and focus on quality are aligned perfectly with the WorkForce mission and values. Their business will expand our footprint and drive additional growth,, said R. Michael Brannock Jr., who was recently named CEO of WorkForce Unlimited and WorkForce Carolina.

WorkForce Carolina was founded by Teresa Lewis in 1987. WorkForce Unlimited was formed as an affiliate in February 2013 to focus on markets outside of the Carolinas, as well as logistics outsourcing. The two companies, combined with The Prillaman Group, rank as one of the largest employment brands in the Triad.