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On Monday, the new Windstream facility in downtown Rochester will open its door for employees. YNN's Rose Eiklor joins us from the former MIdtown site with more on how they are preparing for the first day.
Furniture, office supplies and lots of phones.
"We packed up everything yesterday. We put it all in boxes and now everything comes in today," said Windstream representative Chris Hasenauer.
Ground was first broken for the new Windstream headquarters in March 2012 after the company merged with PAETEC the year before.
"We've got several labs, and we've got some guys downstairs putting back together our lab equipment, but a lot of just personal things and some office furniture and the like to move in today," said Hasenauer.
Eighty employees will come to work here for the first time on Monday. The building will house 300 workers within eight weeks.
"The final move-in I think is the first week in October," said Hasenauer.
Windsteam president and CEO Jeff Gardner said the company chose Rochester for its IT and telecommunications professionals. Hasenauer is part of the equipment division at Windstream which designs and makes voice over internet phone systems for small businesses.
His division will occupy the first floor of the new building with others on upper floors.
"Whenever you have all these different groups together and you get to make friendships and that sort of thing I think you always learn something about the business," said Hasenauer.
But for now;
"We can schedule any conference room we want for the next five years. We can sit at any desk we want for a couple months," said Hasenauer.