Reinforces Commitment to Local Area
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 16 -- Global Crossing (NASDAQ:GLBC), a leading global IP solutions provider, today announced it is building a new 90,000 square-foot facility in West Henrietta, N.Y. The new building, expected to be completed by the spring of 2008, will combine three of Global Crossing's facilities in the Rochester area and establish a new collaborative work environment for the company's employees.
"This new investment reinforces our commitment to stay and grow in the Rochester area while strengthening our ties with the local community," said Dave Carey, Global Crossing's executive vice president of strategy and corporate development. "The new facility will also create a working environment that enables the team to drive the company's growth by bringing our employees into one location, stimulating collaboration and innovation."
Global Crossing currently employs a staff of approximately 500 professionals in the area, which represents Global Crossing's largest U.S. location. This local office is home to the company's access management, finance, global operations (which includes information technology and security), human resources, legal, marketing and sales departments.
Global Crossing and its Rochester employees are active supporters of the community and have a history of involvement in local charity work.
"Our employees have always given back to the community, recently pledging more than $63,000 in donations to the Greater Rochester United Way," said Dan Wagner, executive vice president, enterprise sales and collaboration services. "In addition, each year, Rochester employees also participate in the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge."
The new Henrietta site, located at 225 Kenneth Drive, will offer employees a number of amenities such as an on-site cafeteria, formal lobby, ample parking and landscaped walking areas. It will also create 20 percent more growth space, compared to the three current sites at 1080 and 1120 Pittsford Victor Road in Pittsford, N.Y., and 435 West Commercial Street, in East Rochester. LeFrois Construction Company is building the new facility.
ABOUT GLOBAL CROSSING
Global Crossing (NASDAQ:GLBC) provides telecommunications solutions over the world's first integrated global IP-based network. Its core network connects approximately 390 cities in more than 30 countries worldwide, and delivers services to approximately 690 cities in more than 60 countries and 6 continents around the globe. The company's global sales and support model matches the network footprint and, like the network, delivers a consistent customer experience worldwide.
Global Crossing IP services are global in scale, linking the world's enterprises, governments and carriers with customers, employees and partners worldwide in a secure environment that is ideally suited for IP-based business applications, allowing e-commerce to thrive. The company offers a full range of data, voice and security products to approximately 40 percent of the Fortune 500, as well as 700 carriers, mobile operators and ISPs. Its Professional Services and Managed Solutions provide VoIP, security and network consulting and management services to support its Global Crossing IP VPN service and Global Crossing VoIP services. Global Crossing was the first global communications provider with IPv6 natively deployed in both its private and public backbone networks.
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