Allstate Sales Group Inc. (ASG), a provider of turnkey engineering and construction services to the telecommunications industry yesterday announced it is to establish software development and CAD support centres in Ireland, at locations in Waterford and Sligo, creating 200 new jobs over the three years. It is the company’s first operations outside the US.
ASG was founded in 2008 and has operations in eight US locations, including offices in New York, Pittsburgh, Boston, Tampa and Atlanta, employing some 700 people. Services provided include planning, designing, mapping and building the pathways that telecom service providers require to connect new voice and data customers.
The company will establish at WorkLab Waterford and IT Sligo Campus Innovation Centre during the initial start-up phase. ASG is investigating permanent office options in Waterford and Sligo at present to scale their operations.
Welcoming the news yesterday, Minster for Business, Enterprise & Innovation, Heather Humphreys said, "I am delighted to see ASG choose Ireland as their first location outside of the US. This investment is a great vote of confidence in Ireland’s regions, and builds on our commitment under the new Regional Enterprise Plans to provide the conditions for quality jobs in regional locations."
ASG President and CEO Antony Tepedino added, "We are excited to have the opportunity to develop, work, and grow our international capabilities in Ireland. Our industry, telecommunications, has never been so vibrant; there is no better place to launch our European expansion than Ireland. Ireland provides a wonderful platform to achieve our goals. Its diverse community, business climate, and people will allow ASG to develop and grow."