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LSU SEI to Honor Lofton Staffing Services as Member of 2013 LSU 100

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Lofton Staffing Services will be honored as one of the 2013 LSU 100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses during the LSU 100 honoree luncheon. The LSU 100 celebrates the success of former LSU students and recognizes the impact of LSU on the local, regional and national economies. The event is scheduled to be held Friday, April 26, at the Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge.

Lofton Staffing has been selected as one of the 2013 LSU 100 honorees based upon its percentage of growth from 2009-2011. This is Lofton’s second consecutive year as an LSU 100 honoree. The LSU 100 is hosted by the LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute (SEI), which is housed in the E. J. Ourso College of Business. “Lofton Staffing is a successful Tiger-led business that we are proud to recognize in the 2013 LSU 100,” said Lisa O’Beirne, Director of Development for SEI. “We look forward to their continued growth and involvement with entrepreneurship programs at LSU.”

Lofton Staffing was founded by Tommy Lofton, LSU class of 1960, and is now in its second generation, run by brothers Bret Lofton, LSU class of 1987 and Bart Lofton, LSU class of 1989. “Lofton’s success has always been measured by the people we employ, from our internal staff to our assignment employees,” said Bart Lofton, Co-President. “There are three traits we look for in people: 1. Do you care? 2. Can I trust you? 3. Do you want to do better? This provides a foundation of service to our employees, customers, and to our community. Lofton is truly honored to receive this prestigious award from LSU. We are very appreciative of those who helped us to achieve it, including our inside team, our assignment employees and our clients.”

About Lofton: Lofton was founded in 1979 by Tommy Lofton and has grown from a small firm to a full- service corporation with consulting, staffing, security, energy, and medical staffing services. Lofton has ten offices throughout Louisiana and Texas with its corporate headquarters located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Lofton specializes in partnering with clients to continuously develop their business through the recruitment and retention of the top talent in their respective industries. Lofton provides its clients the flexibility of utilizing employees on a full-time or interim basis, thus increasing the operational effectiveness of their clients’ business. For more information, visit www.loftonstaffing.com.