Morley Companies, Inc. has acquired the AT&T office complex at 4075 Bay Road in Saginaw Township. The 229,000-square foot, Fortune 100 complex sits on 12.5 acres at the corner of Bay and McCarty roads, just blocks from Morley’s existing 200,000-square-foot headquarters at One Morley Plaza, on the corner of Fashion Square Boulevard and Schust Road.
The building, which was originally constructed as a Midwestern headquarters for information technology and customer contact services, will accommodate Morley’s growing pipeline of future projects.
“We’re planning an additional multimillion dollar investment in the facility and its technology to customize it to suit our specific needs,” said Morley Executive Vice President Christopher J. Furlo, who indicated that the facility will accommodate 1,000+ additional associates. Morley plans to occupy its new space as early as summer 2012.
“Morley is one of the area’s fastest growing companies, and we are very pleased it is continuing its expansion in Saginaw Township,” said Tim Braun, Saginaw Township Supervisor.
“The hundreds of jobs being created are a blessing to the Great Lakes Bay Region, and Saginaw Township is proud to support Morley’s efforts. I believe Morley’s expansion reflects the growing strength of our business community and the tremendous opportunities for growth that lie ahead.”
This week, Morley anticipates announcing its intent to hire an additional 150 associates to support new client projects and expand the services it provides to existing clients. This is in addition to the company’s recruiting efforts of 130+ people over the past several weeks. Applicants are encouraged to visit www.morleynet.com/careers to view all opportunities, which include positions in Morley’s interactive contact centers, social media center, human resources, information technology, and business theater/multimedia productions group. Morley also seeks certified auto technicians for one of its technical assistance centers.
“When we announced this spring that we were moving our local AT&T employees into downtown Saginaw, we also wanted to do all we could to ensure our vacated offices on Bay Road would be put to good use, housing investment in the community’s economy,” said Jim Murray, president of AT&T Michigan.
“Morley has been a great partner in making that happen and its announcement today is another in a series of positive economic stories for the Saginaw area.”
Saginaw Future President JoAnn Crary agrees. “Morley Companies is one of the region’s top employers and its decision to expand in the Great Lakes Bay Region is a great win for the area. Our local legislators, Saginaw Township and the MEDC were instrumental in providing support and creating a business climate that has helped the company continue its incredible growth.”