Criminal records wholesaler, SPI Researchers, announced today the acquisition of Southern California Research. SPI is expanding their efforts in the west coast market and continuing to broaden their client based. SPI Researchers is a nationally known criminal records wholesale company that provides services to pre-employment screening companies nationwide. Acquiring the California-based SoCal will result in the combined entity having a larger market share of the customers that utilize the criminal court systems nationwide for up to date information. SPI has many clients that require extended searches, as well as copies required due to many State and Federal Regulations. SPI Researchers will integrate SoCal’s Digital Delve technology with SPI’s Accio Data and FRS currently being offered. This is SPI’s 2nd acquisition in recent years, as they continue to strengthen their resources, and accelerate growth in the background investigation industry. Ashtin Hall, Vice President with SoCal Research stated, “This was a win-win situation for both of us. Our clients will benefit with having a national company, SPI Researchers, who are able to provide criminal records, not just in a region, but throughout the entire country.” SoCal has a superb history with the California market and that is directly related to the continuous and long-term talent of the owners. Senior Staff with SoCal Research will join SPI Researchers and continue to handle the California area. Patti McGowan, Sr. Vice President for SPI Researchers added, “Senior level experience is irreplaceable, and we are excited that SoCal’s management team will continue with us as we expand. It makes a difference in the quality of our results and customer service to our clients.” SPI Researchers senior management have been in the industry since 1985. They are founding members of NAPBS, as well as members of SHRM.