Councillor Stephen Blais is pleased to announce that City Council has paved the way for new jobs to be created in Navan. Hydro One Networks will construct an operations centre outside the Village of Navan on Frank Kenny Road.
“Bringing jobs to Orléans and Cumberland is a top priority for me,” says Councillor Blais. “While this is a small step forward, I am pleased that we are moving in the right direction with making the east end a community where residents can live, work and play.”
The centre, which will employ 25 to 30 employees, will be responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of the electrical distribution system serving Orléans and the surrounding communities. It will be developed in two phases and the initial development, which will be completed this year utilizing a temporary building, will facilitate immediate operations and resulting service improvements to the community.
“Navan is a historic community and Hydro One Networks made the right choice,” adds Councillor Blais. “Job creation requires a business friendly environment, which is clearly demonstrated by Navan residents.”
The second phase to be initiated shortly thereafter will be constructed similar to Hydro One Networks’ recently completed Picton Operations Centre. The development encompassing approximately 25,000 sq ft in building improvements and will target LEED Silver certification.
It is expected that Hydro One trucks will utilize Frank Kenny to access the growth area of Orléans for the construction and maintenance of distribution lines.