Applied Card Systems will add an additional 70,000 square feet of office space to its location at the Ashland Corporate Center, company officials announced. The expansion will bring nearly 1,000 new jobs to the Tri-state area.
Applied Card Systems services VISA and MasterCard customers primarily for Cross Country Bank, a leading national credit card issuer. The company launched its Kentucky operation late last year, and has since become one of the Tri-state area’s largest corporate employers. Applied Card Systems opened its first location in the Tri-state area in October 1998. With this most recent expansion, the company anticipates employing over 2,000 Associates in the Tri-state region.
The company is actively recruiting personnel for Information Technology, Human Resources, Learning and Development, Accounting, Financial, Internal Audit, Settlement, Payroll Processing, Card Security, Credit, Customer Service, and Collections. Applied Card Systems’ expansion is no surprise in light of the fact that the company has experienced dynamic growth since its inception in 1987. “Our choice to expand in the Tri-state area is also due, in large part, to the outstanding efforts of our Associates, along with our confidence that we can continue to attract and retain quality Associates in the region,” said Rocco Abessinio, Chairman and CEO of Applied Card Systems.
The 70,000 square feet of new space Applied Card Systems will occupy is adjacent to the company’s existing facility at the Ashland site. The expansion will provide Applied Card Systems with over 130,000 square feet of corporate office space in Kentucky alone. “This really was a collaborative effort between Applied Card Systems, Ashland Alliance, the Kentucky Development Office, Addington Inc. and Ashland Inc. This transaction serves as a terrific example of public, private and governmental offices working toward the common goal of economic development and expansion in Northeastern Kentucky,” said Charlie Albano, ACS General Manager of the Kentucky and West Virginia sites.
Applied Card Systems, founded in 1987, services nontraditional VISA and MasterCard customers. Applied Card Systems’ national headquarters, located in Wilmington, Delaware, services approximately three million cardholders. Additional corporate offices are located in Boca Raton, Florida and Huntington, West Virginia.Details