NewWave Link coming to UC
Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 6:46 am
Thompson Wireless and We’re Wireless recently announced the completion of a merger to form one of the largest groups of AT&T Authorized Retailers in the U.S.
The new company, NewWave Link, has more than 80 locations in Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, Arkansas and Virginia. The company will have a store in Union City, to be located by the Dollar Tree off West Reelfoot Avenue.
Thompson Wireless was founded in 1993 and has its headquarters in Hernando, Miss. We’re Wireless was founded in 1990 and has its headquarters in Jackson.
The merger of the two companies positions NewWave Link to more effectively serve its large customer base and to more easily expand into additional geographic markets.
As an AT&T authorized retailer, NewWave Link stores offer all AT&T products and services, as well as additional service and accessory solutions. NewWave Link is structured to bring retail stores to areas that where it is not feasible for AT&T to serve the market with a corporately owned retail store.
The merger is a culmination of a multi-year effort to drive efficiencies through all levels of the organization.
NewWave Link has a combined workforce of more than 250 and sales of about $50 million.
The company projects 20 percent growth in 2012, which will provide an estimated 60 additional jobs.
“This merger really began when our two companies began working together to find ways to serve our customers more effectively and provide more advancement opportunities for our talented employees,” Jim Hicks, NewWave Link principal and CEO of the former We’re Wireless, said.
“Today’s agreement enables us to build upon our years of experience in providing customers with a quality retail experience that offers the total package of ancillary products and services,” he said.