Fortune 500 company continues local tenure



FLINT TWP. — Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network communications and data solutions, has moved to a new sales office in the Gateway Center in Mundy Township and also invested in an upgraded switch at Bristol and Linden roads, making Flint Township an intersection for more than 4,000 miles of telecommunication fiber and providing even more businesses across the state with “smart solutions, personalized service, according to a press release.

Company offices move from that location at 1295 S. Linden Road to the Gateway Center off Hill Road.

“After nine years at our previous location, we felt staying in this area was essential in order to continue growing our relationships with the Flint business community,” said Jeffrey Head, Windstream’s regional sales director. “Windstream’s move to the Gateway Center signifies an even stronger commitment and investment in Michigan and to the success of our business customers.”

Windstream offers businesses in Michigan a full suite of advanced network communications technology solutions, including essential voice and data services such as VoIP, SIP trunking, MPLS, data center and dedicated high-speed Internet. Windstream also offers managed services, cloud computing, disaster recovery and networking services designed to help businesses increase productivity and improve operational costs.

The company has served many Flint and Genesee businesses for more than 15 years.

Windstream’s Flint team currently consists of 12 employees and will likely expand to 15 during the first half of 2014. Local Windstream employees have served many area nonprofits, including the Flint Children’s Museum, the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, the Genesee County Habitat for Humanity and others.

Windstream hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony with refreshments at its new office last month.

“We are a part of this community and this ribbon-cutting celebration demonstrates our commitment to staying here,” said Head.

Tim Herman, CEO of the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce said: “We congratulate Windstream on their continued growth and reinvestment in Flint and Genesee County. Their decision to expand in the region is a sign of a strong business climate that supports companies’ goals.” — R.S.


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