April 2008

Allied Waste Industries to establish regional customer service center in Indiana

Allied Waste Industries, Inc. announced plans to establish a new regional customer and financial support center in Morocco, Indiana, creating more than 350 new jobs by 2014.

The new jobs come following the Phoenix-based company’s decision to consolidate its regional customer support center operations into a centralized operation. The center will provide services to customers in 17 states.

Allied Waste will locate its new consolidated customer support center in an idled manufacturing facility located at 1301 E. Michigan St. The company will begin renovations to the facility this summer and will begin hiring customer support representatives, credit analysts, sales staff and customer managers in the fourth quarter of 2008, following the completion of the renovations.

Corporation offered Allied Waste up to $1.8 million in performance-based tax credits and up to $200,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. The state will also provide Newton County with a $50,000 grant to assist in off-site infrastructure improvements required for the new facility. Newton County will make local infrastructure improvements to the site, assist Allied Waste with recruitment, and provide classrooms for training the company’s new employees.

The announcement of Allied Waste’s decision to locate in the small Northwest Indiana town comes less than a year after Intec Corporation shuttered its auto parts manufacturing facility, idling 170 employees in the town. Allied Waste plans to locate its regional customer and financial support center in the former Intec facility.