ARAMARK Invests $20 Million In Nashville, Tennessee, Business Services Center
Area Development Online News Desk (07/17/2013)
ARAMARK will invest about $20 million in creation of a new Business Services Center in Nashville, Tennessee, with estimates of providing more than 1,000 new jobs over the next three years in Davidson County.
The firm delivers food, facility and uniform services for businesses, schools and universities, hospitals, stadiums and various other institutions. Its new Business Services Center will be designed to consolidate and centralize certain financial and human resources services that are currently dispersed across the company’s North American operations. ARAMARK is in the process of securing its new facility in southeast Davidson County and plans for the Business Services Center to be operational by year-end.
“This new Business Services Center will play a pivotal role in providing exceptional service to our clients,” CEO and President of ARAMARK Eric Foss said. “We are pleased to grow our already substantial presence in Tennessee and Metropolitan Nashville.”
“We are grateful to ARAMARK for the significant number of job opportunities created by the new Business Services Center and the company’s continued investment in Tennessee,” Gov. Bill Haslam said. “It is a strong vote of confidence when companies that are already doing business here make key decisions to expand and grow their operations in Tennessee. The success of existing businesses plays a critical role in our goal to be the no. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”
“Our goal is to start hiring as soon as possible and bringing employees onboard to train as we finalize our site preparations,” said Brian Gabbard, ARAMARK Vice President, Global Business Services.
Company officials said the firm evaluated several locations throughout the country where it has operations before deciding on Nashville. “We felt that the strong local employment base along with other key factors made Metropolitan Nashville the ideal site for our new Center,” Gabbard added.
“ARAMARK’s decision to launch a new business services center in Middle Tennessee underscores Tennessee’s momentum in job recruitment that is unmatched in the Southeast,” said Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty, “Tennessee is demonstrating every day why we are now No. 1 in the Southeast for job growth, personal income growth and GDP growth. I want to thank ARAMARK and its management for making this valuable investment in Tennessee.”