An Arizona-based customer contact business is expected to announce today that it will open a new center in Fort Kent.
Synergy Solutions, with headquarters in Phoenix, is expected to employ about 80 people full-time and 20 part-time when it occupies the former MBNA facility in Fort Kent.
“The company is excited about this opportunity to expand our business in Fort Kent, and [we] are looking forward to a long relationship with our employees and the community,” Corey Conklin, founder and chief operating officer of the company, said in a written statement released Friday night.
“We’re pleased to be here. The response to our inquiry and the support we have received has been excellent,” he said.
Gov. John Baldacci is scheduled to formally announce the economic development news in Fort Kent this morning when more details are to be released.
“We’re making an exciting announcement Saturday about new jobs and new economic activity in Fort Kent,” Baldacci said Friday night from the Blaine House. “This news is particularly encouraging because it represents the fourth MBNA facility that we’ve been able to reopen since that company’s sale. I don’t want to say too much before tomorrow’s announcement, but this is good news for the entire St. John Valley.”
Synergy handles many industries including financial services, health care, insurance, telecommunications, retail, publishing and utilities.
“We are very excited to have Synergy Solutions join the many other fine businesses in Aroostook County and look forward to maintaining our relationship with the company in the years ahead,” Kris Doody, chairwoman of the Aroostook Partnership for Progress, said Friday in a press release.
Aroostook Partnership for Progress was instrumental in bringing Synergy to The County, the statement said.