Meta – previously known as Facebook – recently announced a final expansion at the Altoona Data Center. This final expansion will make the site the company’s largest operational data center WORLDWIDE!
The expansion, which involves two new buildings, is projected to be completed in 2025. In total, the Altoona Meta Data Center will occupy more than 5,000,000 square feet.
Interestingly, Meta announced the expansion at an event celebrating seven graduates from the Hardhat in Hand program. The innovative eight-week program – which launched in Iowa – partners with local academic institutions and businesses including Des Moines Area Community College and Turner Construction, Meta’s general contractor, to educate and train students for employment in the skilled workforce.
In a boost to local employment, the Altoona Meta Data Center currently employs over 400 people in its 100% renewable wind energy powered buildings.
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