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    April 09, 2015
    ASONS Bringing Hundreds of Jobs to Delaware County
    MUNCIE, Ind. (April 9, 2015) – Governor Mike Pence joined Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler and executives from ASONS, a national facilities management provider, today to announce the company’s plans to expand its corporate headquarters here, creating up to 316 new jobs by 2024.

    “Today we celebrate another Hoosier success story with ASONS,” said Pence. “Launched by Hoosiers, today ASONS’ headquarters is booming right here in Indiana and brings the Hoosier work ethic to managing properties throughout North America. ASONS’ decision to expand its headquarters in Indiana shows that with our state’s affordability and dedicated workforce, Indiana is a state that works for business.”

    The homegrown-Hoosier company, which currently operates two facilities in Delaware County, will invest $2.33 million to develop and equip a new corporate headquarters in Muncie. With growth driven by its expanding nationwide client base, ASONS currently employs approximately 150 Hoosiers and has already begun hiring across the company, including for management, human resources, administrative and client support positions. Interested applicants can apply by vising the career opportunities page at www.asons.net.

    “ASONS is considered to be the premier provider of residential and commercial services across North America. We continue to see a strong demand in the market place for our service platform and we can only support this demand through the measured expansion of our core operations,” said Steve Helser, chief executive officer of ASONS. “We believe that Muncie, Indiana and Delaware County offer a strong talent pool and cost effective environment to support our continued growth. In addition, Muncie’s central location facilitates more efficient and effective interaction with our national client portfolio and strategic partners across North America.”

    Founded in 1999 in Muncie, ASONS began as a small local provider of default services, including debris removal and yard services for bank-owned properties. Today through its ASONS ADVANTAGE product, ASONS provides one point of contact for managed facilities services to customers. With thousands of facilities served, the company’s customers include commercial, residential, restaurant and hospitality clients throughout North America. With an emphasis on giving back to its community, ASONS actively supports 17 civic and non-profit associations in the Muncie area, such as the American Cancer Society, Toys for Tots and the Second Harvest Food Pantry.

    The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered A-Son’s Construction, Inc. up to $2,600,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $200,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The city of Muncie will consider additional tax abatement and other incentives at the request of the Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance.

    “Today’s announcement is a testimonial to both the exceptional quality of our labor force and Muncie as a great place to locate and grow your business," said Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler.

    “Retention and expansion of existing businesses is a key component of the Vision 2016 economic development program. ASONS’s growth is a prime example of the dividends that can come from staying closely connected and assisting the companies that already reside in the community,” added Jay Julian, President & CEO of the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Alliance.

    About ASONS
    Headquartered in Muncie, Indiana, A-Son’s Construction, (ASONS) provides tailored facility services to the residential, commercial, restaurant and hospitality markets throughout North America.  Additional information about ASONS can be found at www.asons.net.

    About IEDC
    The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) leads the state of Indiana’s economic development efforts, focusing on helping companies grow in and locate to the state. Governed by a 12-member board chaired by Governor Mike Pence, the IEDC manages many initiatives, including performance-based tax credits, workforce training grants, public infrastructure assistance, and talent attraction and retention efforts. For more information about the IEDC, visit www.iedc.in.gov.

    About the Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance
    The Alliance (EDA) represents a consortium of economic development entities dedicated to the growth and prosperity of Muncie-Delaware County, Indiana. Our purpose is to allocate and leverage economic development resources to sustain and enhance the economic growth, vitality and global competitiveness of Muncie-Delaware County as a superior business location. Services include site location assistance, retention and expansion of existing businesses, and customized research for business prospects considering Muncie-Delaware County, Indiana. The EDA’s administrative entities are Delaware Advancement Corporation and the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce. For more information about the Alliance, visit www.muncie.com.

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    Media Contacts:
    Nathan Vannatter (ASONS) – 765.282.2100 or nvannatter@asons.net
    Katelyn Prentice (IEDC) – 317.234.2294 or kprentice@iedc.in.gov

Headquartered in Muncie, Indiana, A-Son’s Construction, (ASONS) provides tailored facility services to the residential, commercial, restaurant and hospitality markets throughout North America. Read More

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Jay Julian
Chief Economic Development Officer, President/CEO
Jay is a native Hoosier, born and raised in Marion, IN. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Millikin University, Decatur, IL in 1979. Jay joined the Muncie Chamber of Commerce on July 1, 2009. Julian is the former Executive Director of Development Services with City of Marion, IN. Prior to this, he was the Planning Director for the City of Anderson, IN. Jay has received awards for IACT Economic Recovery, Historic Preservation Commission Award, and Indiana Black Expo Chairman’s Award.
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Traci Lutton
Vice President, Economic Development
In her role at the Economic Development Alliance, Ms. Lutton leverages economic development resources to sustain and enhance the economic growth, vitality and global competitiveness of Muncie-Delaware County as a superior business location. Lutton markets the community locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally to private investors, corporations, and site selectors through recruitment trips, website, tradeshows and other methods. Traci has knowledge and experience with a range of site selection and development services.
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Todd Donati
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In his role as Director of the Muncie Redevelopment Commission, Todd Donati works closely with city administration and the Economic Development Alliance. Donati also serves as the Administrator of the Muncie Industrial Revolving Loan Fund.
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Ashley Surpas
Economic Development Coordinator
Ashley Surpas, from Muncie, Indiana, came to the Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance in July of 2012 after graduating from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Political Science, a Master of Public Administration, and a Master of Executive Development for Public Service. Surpas volunteers with Project Leadership in Delaware County and serves on the Anderson-Muncie Public Transportation Coalition.