November 6, 2014
Ameridial, Inc. New Facility Grand Opening
Spindale, NC - The Rutherford County Economic Development Commission is pleased to announce that Ameridial, Inc. held their ribbon cutting event at their new call center facility in Spindale, NC at 10:30 am on Thursday. News of their expansion was announced in May of this year and included the acquisition and remodeling of an available vacant building in Spindale. This existing industry expansion was made possible, in part, by a North Carolina Department of Commerce Building Reuse Grant in the amount of $290,000 awarded to Rutherford County. Rutherford County has provided the required 5% match for this grant.
Ameridial, founded in 1987, is a privately held company headquartered in North Canton, Ohio. The company employs more than 800 service and sales professionals at nine centers located in Ohio, Maine and North Carolina. Ameridial offers a variety of contact center solutions for both large and mid-size clients, with a focus on the health insurance industry. Ameridial first announced their decision to locate a call center operation in Rutherford County in October 2011 with a commitment to create 50 jobs. With the second expansion announced in May 2014, the company retained 160 existing positions and has committed to create 100 new jobs within the growing call center over the next two years.
The mission of Rutherford County Economic Development is to retain and recruit new jobs and investment to the county for both industrial and commercial development. Rutherford County has a population of 67,810 and is centrally located between Charlotte, NC, Asheville, NC and Greenville, SC. With a strong infrastructure system including roads, water, sewer and fiber, the Rutherford County is well positioned for continued growth.
Pictured above (left to right) cutting the ribbon are: Matt McGeorge, Operations Manager – Ameridial; Robin Ensley, Commissioner – Town of Spindale; Julius Owens, Commissioner – Rutherford County; Bill Eckler, Chairman – Rutherford County Board of Commissioners; R. Mickey Bland, Mayor –Town of Spindale; Bill Payne, NC Economic Development Partnership; Omer Causey, Vice Chairman – Economic Development Board; Mark Schmidt, President – Ameridial; Jim McGeorge, Chairman – Ameridial.