Downtown Enwin building finds buyer
An Enwin Utilities sign in Windsor, Ont., on Monday, June 9, 2016. (Michelle Maluske / CTV Windsor)
The downtown Enwin building in Windsor has found a buyer.
The utility has announced it has sold the 40,000 square foot building at 787 Ouellette Ave to local tech company Tessonics Inc.
“With fewer than 100 employees now at the Ouellette Avenue office building, large parts of the building are underutilized, and the costs of maintaining unneeded office space simply could not be justified over the long term,” said Helga Reidel, the president and CEO of Enwin.
“We are delighted to have found that fit with Tessonics Inc., a locally based, international technology company that is well positioned to help Windsor diversify and prosper,” added Reidel.
Tessonics focuses on research on industrial ultrasound and is looking to expand its business in the downtown core.
“This great building, with its rich history and downtown location, is very important for us,” said Joe Udzbinac, the Chief Operating Officer of Tessonics. “The opportunity to continue to grow our infrastructure and to stay in the heart of Windsor, is essential to maintaining our international status, and the continuous stream of visitors coming from the USA and abroad.”
Tessonics currently employs about 35 people and Udzbinac expects to hire more in the near future.
Enwin employees will now move from the downtown core to the utility’s offices on Rhodes Drive by the middle of 2020.