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Eddie Bauer breaks ground for call center

Eddie Bauer BOTHELL--With their sights set on a July 1997 opening, Eddie Bauer broke ground last week at the site of the future 65,000-square-foot catalog call center, located in the Quadrant Monte Villa Business Park.
   The two-story building has more than 400 parking spaces and the potential to house 1,400 employees during the holiday peak seasons as they operate the Eddie Bauer sportswear and home catalog divisions. It is expected to have 700 to 900 employees throughout the year.
   The new center offers more space and shorter commutes for many of the employees, termed "associates," as well as "better lighting, air quality, and parking."
   "We wanted to create a call center that reflects our overall Eddie Bauer culture," said Carle Henry, director of customer service center support. "It will be a comfortable environment conducive to strengthening our team spirit."