Allied Opens Regional Customer Service Center in Indiana

Phoenix-based Allied Waste plans to open a new regional customer service center in northwest Indiana that is expected to create more than 350 jobs by 2014. The plans for the center, which will be located in Morocco, Ind., follows the company’s decision to consolidate its regional customer support center operations into a centralized operation.

According to a press release, the state’s Economic Development Corporation offered Allied, “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.”

The new center will provide services to customers in 17 states. Allied also operates a 584-acre landfill in Newton County, Ind.

"Allied Waste has been operating in Indiana for more than 13 years,” said John Zillmer, chairman and CEO of Allied Waste, in a press release. “We have experienced first hand the area's pro-business attitude and hard work ethic. By consolidating our customer support centers in Morocco, we are best positioned to provide more responsive service to our customers, while gaining greater operating efficiencies. Just as importantly, we see this new facility as a reflection of our commitment to extending our relationship with Indiana even further."