Mayor, Asurion Announce Davidson County Expansion



Mayor Karl Dean was joined today by Sean McKinless, Senior Vice President, Global Operations at Asurion, to announce the technology company plans to expand in Davidson County and locate in excess of 500 jobs in the Ragland Building at the corner of Second Avenue South and Korean Veterans Boulevard.Asurion will keep its corporate headquarters at Grassmere Park in Nashville and establish a technology products office in SoBro’s Ragland Building to support growth in its headquarter and North America operations.

“I am grateful to Asurion for its continued investment in Davidson County and am especially pleased that it plans to bring a large number of high-quality jobs to the SoBro area,” Dean said. “This area south of downtown is fast becoming a dynamic part of our city with new development spurred by the under-construction Music City Center and the Korean Veterans Boulevard extension. Asurion’s expansion not only speaks to the vitality of that part of Nashville but to our overall strength and vibrancy as a city.”

In December, 2010, Asurion announced a five-year plan that would keep the company’s corporate headquarters in Davidson County and add 500 jobs to its Tennessee workforce of 2,400. Since then, the company has already added more than 200 jobs.

“We are excited to have found a space solution and environment that is reflective of the Asurion culture,” McKinless said. “The revitalization of the SoBro area certainly creates a desirable, creative location for our Technology Products associates. We expect to have technology associates occupying the facility by the fall of this year. This location will help the company achieve organizational efficiencies within its teams and across our other Davidson County locations.”

Asurion will occupy the 92,000-square-foot “green” building that was designed to achieve LEED Gold certification for Core and Shell from the U.S. Green Building Council. Dean and McKinless made the announcement this morning at the five-story Ragland Building, a 1930s building that originally housed a wholesale grocery distribution business.

Asurion relocated its corporate headquarters from California to Nashville in 2003 with a plan to create 600 jobs. The company originally began with a business model focused on providing roadside rescue services to stranded motorists, then expanded into insuring, recovering and repairing mobile phones and home electronics. Today, those services are provided to more than 95 million customers around the world.

For information on job openings with Asurion, please visit www.asurion.com and click on Careers.

About Asurion
Asurion, a privately-held company operating across three continents, is the global leader in providing consumer technology protection services. Asurion offers support to help customers derive optimum benefit from the usage of electronics; security to help ensure content privacy; and peace of mind through rapid replacement of lost, stolen, damaged or malfunctioning devices. As the premier technology protection provider, Asurion’s 5,000+ employees specialize in fulfilling the needs of more than 95 million consumers through strategic partnerships with the world’s top wireless and cable brands. Asurion’s constant commitment to meeting customer needs has earned the company an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and an average post-claim customer rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. For more information about Asurion, including its customer service ratings and reviews that help drive continuous improvement, please visit www.asurion.com

About Asurion

Asurion helps more than 300 million people around the world unlock their technology’s untapped potential. We create innovative technology solutions that help keep consumers connected, from comprehensive protection to smart tech help that redefines expertise. Partnering with leading wireless carriers, retailers and pay-tv providers, Asurion’s 17,000 employees deliver a seamless, award-winning customer experience, anticipating their needs and providing tailored services reachable within one touch.