The Globalfoundries Chip Plant in Malta, New York

Globalfoundries Fab2 Construction site in Malta, New York

Globalfoundries Fab2 Construction site in Malta, New York

I went to the community open house at the Globalfoundries Fab2 construction site in Malta, New York this morning. Globalfoundries had a nice tent set up with hot coffee, cookies, donuts, etc. It was a good thing because it was raining pretty hard and the gravel parking lot had a lot of water on it. Globalfoundries and M + W Zander had people on-site to answer questions about the project. They had a few large pictures of the construction site inside the tent as well as artist conceptions of the completed building.

The actual construction site could be seen from outside the tent.  I took a few of my own pictures that you can see below. Double click on any of the pictures to enlarge them. It is a pretty impressive site. You can’t see the construction site from any of the main roads in the area because it is a few miles deep into The Luther Forest. It is on Stone Break Road off of Route 9 in Malta. I doubt that you can get into the actual construction site except for events like this. (Google Maps can’t locate “Stone Break Road, Malta NY”,  unless you include the zip code 12020, but Bing.com can find it without the zip code.)

By the time I arrived they had run out of “fact sheets” but I was told to check their website and the information would be updated by Tuesday, October 27th. You can find their website at Globalfoundries.com.

Hector Ruiz, the chairman of GlobalFoundries said that the new chip plant is “by far the most significant high-tech investment made in this country in decades.” This plant will produce the most advanced computer chips in the world when it is completed.

I wrote a previous article about the chip plant in March. You can read it here: Globalfoundries Chip Plant in Saratoga County New York.

The refreshment tent at the Globalfoundries Community Open House

The refreshment tent at the Globalfoundries Community Open House

The Globalfoundries construction site

The Globalfoundries construction site

The Globalfoundries construction site

The Globalfoundries construction site

The Globalfoundries construction site

The Globalfoundries construction site

The Globalfoundries construction site

The Globalfoundries construction site

The construction and eventual operation of this plant will be an economic boost to Saratoga Springs and the surrounding area for years to come. What do you think about the plant? Leave a comment or send me an email. Thanks.

5 Responses to “The Globalfoundries Chip Plant in Malta, New York”

  1. The local “newspapers” lack of in depth investigative reporting was not at all included in their articles!
    What was the reason the entire working platform had to be ‘bulldozed’ flat and devoid of mature stands of trees and other fauna?
    Waht is the landscaping of the buildings and parking areas supposed to ‘blend’ into the surrounding topography?
    Does this ‘platforming’ necessiate storm water retention ponds?

    At the completion and occupation of the complex will it be eye friendly?
    Note: Parssiphany, New Jersy
    Buiding Codes insist that Mega-National type complexes remain ‘hidden’ in park like setting closely resembling the natural forest thy found before construction. Ten Billion of many Corporate Headquarters in ten years were build and remain sucessful but accessible by two lane tree stands lined country lane like entrances with multi-storied parking structures and modest designed multi-storied offices etc, all this surrounded by lawns and fields!
    For Your Information the Mayor, who had his hand opefor the entire process was found guilty of 23 or the 24 charges, his hand was returning to his pocket with money he should not have had procession of!
    Back to the Chase:
    No background on the contractor, where based, previous like sized projects, environmental/business record,
    principals, union/non union/ where the workers are from…local…all from outside the area..traveling with the company????????
    A good portion of the costs involved with this Major Project is directly underwritten by taxes paid by Us, we are infact Partners in all of this, We should be kept informed on how are invested funds are being worked!
    And the Next Question?
    Will a fair & unthethered Employment Opportunity exist,when jobs are to be filled or will the “Plums” be picked out for insiders, Politicans and ther family and friends!
    It seems at least one known to date has madeit to a “position” by way of occupying a congressional support desk chair, already..
    might there be others already so enschonced? No noisy just jealous!

  2. John Tedder says:

    Saratoga Springs is a very nice small city. There are lots of nice little towns in the area. You should come visit and explore. http://www.teddersrandomnotes.com/blog/wp-admin/edit-comments.php#comments-form

  3. Morning, really good article, I have bookmarked your website :D

  4. Do you have any video of that? I’d love to find out more details.|

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