Pflugerville, Texas (April 19, 2022) – Electrical contracting company Rosendin has been selected to build Meta Platform’s new Temple Data Center in Texas. The employee-owned company will work with general contractor JE Dunn to build the $800 million data center building and site infrastructure in an industrial park located 50 miles north of the Austin Metro area.
“We are proud to provide our expertise in designing and building this critical mission project in Texas that supports the public’s love for social media as a way to connect with friends and family, utilize the marketplace, and be entertained,” said Rosendin Project Executive, Paul Gottfried. “Rosendin’s vast experience building secure and energy efficient data centers with reliable power and communications systems makes us uniquely qualified for this important project.”
Starting July 2022, Rosendin will hire 440 craft workers and staff in Temple. This includes skilled electrical workers with the IBEW Local 72, as well as prefabrication warehouse staff, BIM (computer modelers), estimators, project managers, and office staff. Career opportunities are available for experienced craft workers, as well as apprentices and those interested in exploring jobs in the construction industry.
“Meta Platform’s new data center is a true investment to the Temple community that is building a stronger digital infrastructure, creating high-paying jobs, and using clean energy solutions that will be supported by 100% renewable energy,” said Rosendin Division Manager, Shaun Mahan.
The 900,000 square foot data center aims to serve as a model of energy efficiency and will be supported by renewable energy from new solar energy plants. The project will also aim for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification and receive credits for water restoration efforts. To date, Meta has invested more than 700 megawatts of new wind and solar energy in Texas.
Rosendin is the nation’s leading design-build electrical construction company with $4B portfolio of work to date that includes complex mission critical data center facilities for some of the largest high-tech, social media and co-location corporations in the United States. Rosendin is also one of the fastest-growing renewable energy groups in the country.
“Rosendin has been in business for over 100-years and we value our long relationship with JE Dunn. We aim to be a strong partner to all the stakeholders by providing a stable, robust workforce of skilled craft workers with IBEW Local 72 who appreciate the value that innovative data centers have on communities,” said Rosendin General Superintendent, Justin Prince.
Construction on Meta Platform’s Temple Data Center will begin in Spring 2022 and create a total of 1,200 jobs during construction at the 400-acre site, located in an industrial park at NW H.K. Dodgen Loop and Industrial Park Boulevard. A statement from the Temple Economic Development Corporation says the area is a regional employment hub with 450,000 residents and a thriving business environment to diversified industries.
In Texas, Rosendin has four offices including Pflugerville, Grapevine, Corpus Christi, and San Antonio. Projects include building the Aktina Solar Facility in El Campo, renovations to the Austin-Bergstrom International, and infrastructure upgrades at Texas A&M and the University of Texas, and the Seaholm high rise residential tower, among others. Rosendin supports local communities where its employees live and work by donating to nonprofits including women’s centers and food banks.