By Stephanie Choate
After connecting local businesses with workers for more than 25 years, Williston-based Triad Temporary Services is closing its doors.
Triad President Stanley Grandfield announced on Dec. 1 that the end of the year would mark his retirement and the closing of the company.
“While it was a difficult decision to make, I thank you for your incredible support in endorsing a Vermont-owned and operated small business which has brought so many benefits to us both over the past twenty-seven years,” Grandfield wrote in a Dec. 1 letter to clients. “I have always believed that we are each other’s clients, and I will certainly miss this company, our colleagues, and wonderful clients like you.”
A life-long Vermonter, Grandfield started the business in 1986, after retiring from a career in the banking industry. Half a year into his first retirement, he was bored, and decided to purchase a company called Triad Design Services with a partner. After seeing the value of temporary help at that company, they opened a companion business called Triad Temporary Services.
Grandfield could not be reached for comment before press deadline.
Locally owned and operated, Triad provides short-term or long-term staff covering a broad spectrum of occupations, specializing in providing clerical and manfucaturing help. Triad focused on central and northwestern Vermont—developing relationships with several large companies that have a steady need for temporary help—but has worked with businesses as far north as Newport.
Anyone engaged with Triad was either absorbed into jobs at the company with which they had been placed or were transferred to other local staffing firms, said Kathleen Lawrence, senior staffing coordinator.
“I’m really proud to have worked for him and we wish him the best in his retirement,” Lawrence said. “People in Williston have been great to us.”