Computer chip plant construction gives big boost to 65 subcontractors
Insulators International Staff — Tue, Aug 18, 2015 @ 10:08 AM
Plumbers, electricians, specialty gas suppliers and exhaust fan installers are among the 65 subcontractors that have been busy helping GlobalFoundries construct a 90,000-square-foot addition to its computer chip manufacturing plant in Malta, New York.
A report filed with the industrial development agency shows that 65 subcontractors have billed a total of $646 million for the manufacturing room expansion. Of that, $256.7 million stems from labor costs.
The report, which outlines construction activity through the first half of the year, also shows another $132.1 million in billings for the Technology Development Center.
GlobalFoundries helped propel the construction industry during one of the deepest recessions in 50 years. The computer chip maker is competing to produce the most advanced chips used in smartphones, tablet computers and other devices. In addition to the construction jobs, GlobalFoundries has hired 2,855 employees in Malta since the company began building its plant in 2009.
Below is a sortable table giving a detailed breakdown of the subcontractors involved in a construction of the 90,000-square-foot manufacturing room expansion.