Opening of new regional office underlines Xplornet's continued growth; investment of $40 million has created over 120 full-time jobs in Eastern Ontario
CORNWALL, ON, Oct. 12, 2017 /CNW/ - Today Xplornet Communications Inc. celebrated the official opening of its new regional office in Cornwall, Ontario, an exciting new investment that has already brought over 120 full-time jobs to Eastern Ontario.
Xplornet President and CEO Allison Lenehan was joined today by the Mayor of Cornwall, Leslie O'Shaughnessy, Member of Provincial Parliament for Stormont – Dundas – South Glengarry, Jim McDonell, as well as city officials and Xplornet team members at the company's new office in the revitalized Weave Shed Complex in Cornwall's Cotton Mills district, located in close proximity to downtown and within walking distance of St. Lawrence College.
Less than a year ago, Xplornet announced that it would invest at least $40 million in its new Cornwall operations. Cornwall was selected as the preferred location because of its strong local economy and the quality of its workforce.
Xplornet is one of Canada's fastest growing telecommunications companies, with customers in every province and territory. Xplornet has been nationally recognized in four of the last five years as a Top Employer in Atlantic Canada, has been named a Canadian Telecom Employer of Choice for three years in a row. This year, Xplornet was named the best company to work for in Canada's telecommunications sector by Forbes Magazine.
For Cornwall and the surrounding region, the results of Xplornet's new regional headquarters have been significant:
- As a result of the company's continued growth Xplornet has already created over 120 full-time, highly skilled jobs with attractive compensation packages, exceeding its hiring targets in the last year;
- Now fully operational, the office will support Xplornet's growing customer base and all core company functions, including technical service, customer care, sales, network, and corporate support;
- For more information regarding a career at Xplornet, visit xplornet.com/careers.
"Our customers live in rural communities across Canada. To continue providing exceptional customer service, we choose to invest in rural communities. We think Cornwall and the surrounding areas in Eastern Ontario are representative of our customers and ultimately, of rural Canada itself. We are delighted to celebrate the official opening of what we view as an exciting new part of our company. We envision a bright future for Xplornet in Cornwall in the years ahead."
– Allison Lenehan, President and CEO, Xplornet Communications Inc.
"The City of Cornwall continues to boast a highly skilled and diverse workforce that can meet the needs of innovative companies like Xplornet. This significant investment shows Cornwall's appeal, and will serve as a catalyst for further development in Cornwall's historic Cotton Mills district. We are delighted to welcome Xplornet to our community."
– His Worship Leslie O'Shaughnessy, Mayor of Cornwall
About Xplornet Communications Inc.
Headquartered in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Xplornet Communications Inc. is one of Canada's leading broadband service providers. For over a decade, Xplornet has been providing innovative broadband solutions to rural customers at work, home and play across Canada. Today, Xplornet offers voice and data communication services through its unique wireless and satellite network that connects Canadians to what matters.
SOURCE Xplornet Communications Inc.
For further information: James Maunder, Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, (613) 266-2250, James.Maunder@corp.xplornet.com