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Lakeland Search Group, Inc. is a nationally recognized recruiting firm.  We concentrate specifically within the Polymer and Packaging Industries.  We provide placement services that revolve around the "Web Handling" aspects of plastics processing and converting. This defined segment of the plastics marketplace has taken years to develop.  We may not work in all markets, but the one we have is covered from top to bottom.

The Web Handling businesses we excel in are Extrusion, Laminating, Printing, and Thermoforming.  At Lakeland, we staff all levels of Manufacturing, R&D, Executive Management, Human Resources, Sales, and Marketing.  We have found that being known as a Specialist in the Flexible Packaging, Film Converting, and Label Markets has produced stability and longevity of our firm.

We have been recruiting for over 20 years and have found that the Food, Medical, and Consumer businesses tend to perform, no matter what the economic cycle is.  This is why we have built our business around needed industries.  We attract Clients, Candidates, and Affiliate Search Firms because of our niche, our network, and our reputation.  Information is taken in confidence, feedback is given honestly, and the process is transparent.

In 1991 we joined National Personnel Associates Inc.  NPA is a global network of professional employment consultants.  The defining characteristics of NPA is that it is a  member-owned entity.  Since every partner is a part owner of the network, the profit incentive for membership is at the membership level.  Member ownership translates into quality, into zero tolerance for ethics violations, and into user-friendly products and services.  It ensures that individuality and uniqueness are not sacrificed, but rather are valued.  

NPA, founded in 1956, exists to facilitate cooperative placements (or "splits") between its partners.  NPA has a Quality Committee of volunteer partners who monitor and develop standards for quality practices within the network.  In a continuing effort to stress the importance of quality within NPA, and to encourage every NPA consultant to pursue the highest level of quality, a Quality Circle of Excellence has been established.  Interested consultants must make application to join the Quality Circle of Excellence, and must demonstrate a history of successful quality criteria.  The cooperative is governed by an elected Board of Directors and supported by its staff headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The NPA Cooperative gives us global exposure as more US firms open operations abroad.  This also enables Lakeland Search Group to service clients and candidates that may not be in our specific market.