Associates Commerce Solutions (ACS), a subsidiary of Associates First Capital Corporation, Monday dedicated its new headquarters in Deerfield, IL. More than 350 employees will occupy the 125,000 square foot facility. The grand opening also marked the company’s official name change from SPS Payment Systems to Associates Commerce Solutions. The company moved from Riverwoods, Ill.
“We are pleased so many distinguished community leaders could join us for our grand opening. This new facility represents the strong growth potential for Associates Commerce Solutions,” said Joseph N. Scarpinato, senior executive vice president, Credit Card Operations, Associates First Capital Corporation.
As a living symbol of ACS’ commitment to its new community, a mature tree was donated to support Deerfield’s efforts to revitalize downtown.
Associates Commerce Solutions is a leading provider of consumer private label credit card programs and technology-based commerce solutions. Its clients include Gateway Computer, Goodyear, Helzberg Diamonds, Office Depot, Office Max, Radio Shack, Staples and Value America. It has operations centers in Asheville, N.C.; Gray, Tenn.; Sioux Falls, S.D.; and Layton, Utah. ACS employs approximately 4,200 individuals throughout these locations.
Dignitaries who participated in the dedication and grand opening ceremony included Illinois State Senator Terry Link; Derek Ragona, trustee, Village of Deerfield; Pam McDonough, director, Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs; Vicki Case, president, Deerfield Chamber of Commerce; Jerry O’Mally, managing director, CarrAmerica; Joe Scarpinato, senior executive vice president, Credit Card Operations, Associates First Capital Corporation; and Dick Robinson, president, Associates Commerce Solutions. ACS employees also joined in the ceremonies.
Associates First Capital Corporation, established in 1918, is a leading diversified finance company providing consumer and commercial finance, leasing, insurance and related services worldwide. The Associates has operations in the United States and 13 international markets. Headquartered in Dallas, it is one of the nation’s 100 largest companies, based on total market capitalization. For more information, visit The Associates Web site at [http://www.theassociates.com].