BadgePass Inc. and Alabama Card Systems Inc. announced the strategic merger of the two companies, effective immediately. For BadgePass, headquartered in Ridgeland, Mass., the acquisition of Alabama Card Systems represents the seventh merger or acquisition in the last five years and furthers the company’s strategy to provide credential management solutions across North America. 

“Alabama Card Systems has long been a trusted strategic partner of ours,” said Phillip King, CEO of BadgePass. “Adding them to the BadgePass team and implementing plans to build on their success is very exciting for us. This was a perfect fit for our company culture and sales strategy and we are looking forward to growing our business in the region.” 

“As I analyzed the consolidation that has taken place in our industry over the last few years and considered my own options for retirement, I knew BadgePass would be the best home for my employees and give our customers access to the best product innovation and service available,” said Pete Drake, former president of Alabama Card Systems. “I am very excited for this merger and look forward to seeing the company’s continued success.” 

The entire Alabama Card Systems team will join BadgePass, and the office will remain in the same location. As a result, customers can continue to expect the same great local service and support they are used to receiving from Alabama Card Systems.