Oceanic Time Warner Cable held a grand opening and blessing of its new facility in the Maui Lani Village Center last week.
The 26,000-square-foot complex, which the company actually moved into about a month ago, will allow the cable company to bring all of its operations under one roof, a news release about the event said. The customer service center, warehouse, distribution hub and office space may be found at the new facility at 158 Maa St.
These units had been housed in two separate facilities.
Les Kuloloio (at right) leads the blessing and grand opening of the new Oceanic Time Warner Cable in the Maui Lani Village Center on Wednesday. Participating in the blessing and representing the company were (from left) Bob Barlow, president of Oceanic Time Warner Cable; Rick Colletto, general manager for Maui County; and Norman Santos, vice president of operations.
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"We are really happy with our building," said Rick Colletto, Oceanic Time Warner Cable's general manager for Maui County. "It's in a great location that enables us to do a number of things we weren't able to do before. For the first time, our company is under one roof on Maui, which helps us be more efficient and productive, and it opens the way for us to expand our services in the future. It really sets us up to do more for Maui for the next 20 years and beyond."
The custom-designed building also contains green building features, including carpeting made from recycled materials, low-energy light bulbs, low-flow toilets, separate air handlers in each office that can be adjusted to minimize energy use, and motion-detection systems that automatically turn off lights when no one is in a room.
In progress is a new photovoltaic system that eventually will provide solar power for Oceanic's new facility.
These features were designed to meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification standards, said Colletto. The company hopes to receive official LEED certification next year.