Scientific Safety Alliance (SSA) Announces Acquisition of Keystone Certification

March 25, 2024

Scientific Safety Alliance (SSA) Announces Acquisition of Keystone Certification

Scientific Safety Alliance (SSA), a 100% founder and employee-owned scientific safety service provider, is excited to announce its acquisition of Keystone Certification.

Based in Chesapeake, Virginia, Keystone Certification has been a leading controlled environment certification provider since 2010, serving a variety of academic, healthcare, and pharmaceutical customers.

"We chose SSA because we wanted our legacy, team, and customers to be taken care of. SSA’s focus on people and its employee ownership program stood out. At Keystone, we created a family-oriented environment where all who invest in a career with us will grow. This partnership ensures the continuation of those principles, and aligns with our commitment to our team’s well-being and career growth" – Eric McKee, Owner and CSO

"I’m excited for the growth opportunities that lie ahead. SSA’s recruiting team, training center, and investment in providing quality service will enable us to grow and better serve our customers as we grow across the mid-Atlantic. With this growth will come more opportunities for our talented team.” – Wendy McKee, Owner and CEO

"We are thrilled to welcome Keystone to SSA. This acquisition represents a steppingstone to our goal of becoming a premium national service provider enabling us to service customers in the Midwest, Northeast and mid-Atlantic. We are happy to onboard a talented team, who are committed to providing premium service to our customers. All employees will become SSA equity owners as part of our broad-based ownership plan.”  – Esteban Ruiz, Co-Owner and COO of SSA.

SSA will continue expanding its presence through partnerships with leading service providers.

‍About SSA

SSA is a 100% founder and employee-owned scientific safety provider to 1,200 medical device, pharmaceutical, clinical, and academic research facilities across the United States. SSA provides a better alternative for owners than selling to private equity or private-equity-backed companies by offering a people-first approach. Owners create the ideal terms of their partnership, and SSA empowers their employees through equity ownership, better pay and benefits, and regional promotion opportunities.

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