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Centerplate to establish operations center in Greenville

Staff Report
Published Nov. 15, 2012

Centerplate, a hospitality and events-management company, said it will manage events and facilities across North America from a new 15,000-square-foot office in Greenville.

The company provides services to 250 venues nationwide, including the Bi-Lo Center in Greenville and Heritage Park in Simpsonville.

Its headquarters will remain in Connecticut but hospitality services will be managed here.

Centerplate's new facility at Independence Corporate Park at 1 Independence Point will house all of the company’s national support staff when it opens Nov. 26. It will provide accounting, information technology, human resources, training, recruitment, purchasing, facility design and culinary development services for all of Centerplate's operations in North America.

About 60 people will work there, including Centerplate HR staff who will be relocating from a small office in Spartanburg.

"Our move to Greenville opens an exciting chapter in our commitment to ensuring that our operations receive full corporate support so they can focus on outstanding hospitality for our clients and customers," Centerplate President and CEO Des Hague said in a news release. "As Centerplate has enjoyed a period of incredible growth, it's a huge advantage to have one location where venue teams can access Centerplate's industry leading system of support services."

Centerplate said it has provided event-hospitality services to 15 official U.S. presidential inaugural balls, 13 Super Bowls, 21 World Series and the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

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