Southern Waste Systems, a waste management and recycling company, said Thursday it is moving its corporate headquarters from Lantana in Palm Beach County to Broward County’s Davie.
Roughly 55 employees will relocate to the Davie headquarters at 2380 College Ave. by April. The company’s trucking operation moved two weeks ago, and staff in finance, marketing and other corporate functions will relocate in January.
When the move is complete, about 150 of the company’s 450 employees will work from Davie.
“This move will allow us to be even more focused on assisting the residents and businesses in Broward County in their goal to increase recycling,” Chief Executive Charles Gusmano said in a statement. “In addition, it will make us more efficient since Davie is centrally located in our overall customer service area.”
Southern Waste will keep a recycling facility and truck depot at its current Lantana site, he said.
The move comes as the company known as SWS boosts its presence in Broward. It has waste management contracts with the city of Lauderhill and private businesses and also operates three recycling centers in the county, in Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach and Dania Beach, said the county’s economic development group, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance.
SWS started in 1999 in Pompano Beach and now serves six counties, from Miami-Dade to Indian River. It received no government incentives to make the move to Davie, said Patti Hamilton, SWS director of business development.
For 2012, SWS expects to keep growing, adding at least 50 jobs, said Hamilton
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