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Groundbreaking Ceremony for Windstream at Midtown

Mar 26, 2012

Windstream officials, developers and local politicians spoke at a ceremonial groundbreaking for the company’s new offices at the Midtown Rising project in downtown Rochester.

The telecommunications company which acquired locally founded PAETEC plans to relocate 300 local workers to the facility beginning next year.

Jeff Gardner, Windstream CEO and president said, "I truly believe that the future is bright, and hope that Windstream's decision to locate a large number of our employees here will serve as a catalyst for future development."

The new facility is expected to be complete by July 2013.

Click on the video box below to see an animated rendering of how the Midtown complex is expected to look. Below that is a video box featuring remarks from officials and video of the traditional "shovel in the dirt" moment.