Other Notable Projects:Goodyear in Akron, Ohio
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company worked with the Industrial Realty Group (IRG), the state of Ohio, the city of Akron, and Summit County to collaborate on a plan to construct new world and North American Tire headquarters buildings and improve its technical center and research facilities. LeBron James aside, collaboration is king in Akron!General Dynamics in Allen County, Ohio
The Joint Systems Manufacturing Center (JSMC) is a GoCo (government-owned, contractor-operated) facility owned by the U.S. Army and operated by General Dynamics Land Systems. Because of "an aggressive effort by the community and the unions at General Dynamics and others, the JSMC not only stayed off the BRAC list, but has increased employment over the past several years from 400 to over 1,000 employees.Frito-Lay and Alorica in Topeka, Kansas
Frito-Lay expanded its Topeka plant 40,000 square feet for a new production line for SunChips, generating 50 new jobs and $40 million in capital investment. Alorica Inc., a leading customer service management firm, opened an in-bound customer service call center in Topeka, creating 700 positions and generating $3 million in capital investment.Southwest Indiana
On April 16, 2007, AT&T announced that Evansville, Indiana, and Southwest Indiana were selected as the location for their newest customer service call center serving business wireless customers. Originally slated to employ 425 workers, the $23 million center employs 750 workers due to the quantity and quality of the work force.
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