VOL. 111 | NO. 142 | Monday, August 4, 1997
By CAMILLE H
Olsten Staffing expands Perkins office with renovation
ATC expands office space
with move to Shelby Oaks
By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE
The Daily News
Olsten Staffing Services has started a renovation project on its South Perkins facility which will double the square footage.
Following the renovation project, the Olsten Staffing office at 3956 S. Perkins Road will become a regional hub for the Memphis area, said Bob Phillips, general manager of Olsten in the Memphis area.
"We are doubling the size of the office," Phillips said. "There will be a few additional people hired, but primarily I am moving toward allowing for more applicants to come into the office at one time.
"We are a staffing company, and we will be able to have upwards of 40 applicants come in at one time to go through our application process," he said. "Market conditions have told us we need a facility that is able to recruit more people at one time."
Olsten Staffing Services is based in Melville, N.Y.
D.A. Wallace Construction Co. is the general contractor on the renovation project, which will increase Olstens square footage from 1,440 square feet to 2,990 square feet. A building permit issued by the Shelby County Construction Code Enforcement Office listed a project value of $43,000. Construction is expected to be complete at the end of the month.
The space for the renovation was made available when Olstens neighbor, ATC Associates, moved out of the adjacent office space.
ATC Associates, formerly Atec Associates, is an environmental consulting firm whose primary client is Memphis-based MAPCO.
Nashville-based ATC now has one office in Memphis, which is located at 1687 N. Shelby Oaks Drive near Bartlett. The company underwent interior alterations in May on the new office. Tennessee General Construction was the general contractor on the office alteration project.
"We moved because Olsten was using a lot of parking space," said Lexie Carter, ATC project administrator. "They had quite a bit of traffic in that area."
Carter said, because Olsten is a staffing company there were always people coming and going, especially on Fridays, which is payday.
ATC expanded, as well, with its move. The company went from 3,600 square feet on South Perkins to 5,600 square feet on Shelby Oaks.