Larry Liner and Kristen Boje partnered with USA Mobile Drug Testing to bring substance abuse prevention to Southeast Louisiana. Both Boje and Liner have a background in sales and wanted to get into a field that allowed them help other companies. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, 8.2% of full-time employees, ages 18-64 have used illicit drugs in the past month and 8.8% have used alcohol heavily in the past month. Liner & Boje agree that facts like these constitute a need for drug testing and prevention services as employers help their employees beat the statistic.
USA Mobile Drug Testing began in 2009 when Joe Strom realized the need for a mobile drug testing crew in settings from routine traffic stops to employment screening. The beauty of USAMDT is that they come to the site. All testing is done in a controlled workplace and employees aren’t leaving the office to go to a testing site. That fact alone eliminates any lag in productivity. They aren’t there to weed out the bad apples, as one might think; they offer help. Revealed drug users are provided with resources to get the assistance they need to KEEP their job. Training programs along with guidance and consultation give HR departments the backing they need to maintain a drug-free workplace.
COO Jeff Sardisco plans to make a national impact. He states, “There is nobody else out there with a national footprint doing mobile drug testing.” USAMDT plans to add 100 more franchisees in 2012. In March of this year, they outsold McDonald’s, gaining the top spot as the #1 growing franchise. Larry Liner and Kristen Boje said they liked the idea of being part of a national company. Since their start in July, the Louisiana franchise now has over a dozen clients. According to Boje, they are just getting started and from the looks of it, so is their proud parent, USAMDT.
Source: Tri-Parish Times