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FINNISH environmental technologies company Preseco Oy's announcement it is planning to open a Winnipeg office comes just weeks after a local business group launched an effort to attract new businesses to the city.

Company officials said Winnipeg's size and economy suited the family-owned Finnish company.

Bill Morrissey, the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce executive heading the new initiative -- the Business Call Team -- to attract businesses to the city, said issues about how the size of the market suits certain companies is one of the things that could influence businesses to come here.

"As we move forward, we will find out what the Winnipeg niche is," Morrissey said.

Preseco decided to come to Winnipeg after a cold call from Finland's honorary consul in Winnipeg, Heikki J. Sairanen.

Sairanen, who moved to Winnipeg in the late '70s from Finland, said Preseco is the first company to take the bait on one of his cold calls.

Morrissey said he plans to contact Winnipeg's honorary consul corps and enlist their support in getting Winnipeg on the radar screen of businesses of the world.

-- Martin Cash

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition February 27, 2009 B4

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