Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC UPDATES
The City of Taylor is proud to welcome Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC, who recently announced that they are building their semiconductor facility right here in the City of Taylor. The $17 billion facility will have a very large footprint in our community, and we want to keep everyone informed about what to expect.
On this page, you find update about construction, traffic flow, and other developments as the project progresses over the next several years. Our thanks to the Samsung and Williamson County public information and construction teams for their assistance and cooperation.
You can also find information about the project details on the news page created by Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC.
Learn more about the agreement the City signed with the company here:
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April 2022 Update
If you drive by the new Taylor plant site, you might have noticed more activity than in previous months. Bulldozers, cranes and portable buildings are now dotting the landscape. Construction crews are currently working on grading the area. The picture above shows where the fabrication building will be located.
March 30, 2022 Update
- Construction has begun on a construction camp on the Southwest cover of CR 404 and CR 973. The site will be the staging area for construction crews moving forward. The site will not be accessible by the public, and will not be fully operational until site construction begins later this year.
- The City has begun its CIP Water and Wastewater project on the site near CR 973. Please note that the water project on CR 404 is a separate project of the City of Hutto and is not related to the Samsung site.
- Williamson County has begun work on the CR 401 project adjacent to the Samsung site. You can read more about that project on their website here.
February 16, 2022 Update
Samsung secured their site on February 15, 2022. Construction crews have closed segments of County Roads 404 and 401, and all road closures have been approved by the City of Taylor and Williamson County.
Measures to increase safety and mitigate traffic have been implemented around the site, including the following:
- Williamson County has posted “End of County Maintenance” signs ahead of road closures, and Samsung will install road closure signs.
- The construction logistics plan currently includes three main entrances from the existing CR 401, CR 404 and FM 973.
- During the beginning phases of construction, there will be civilians with traffic signs to help with the flow of traffic in and out of the construction site.
- During the day, flagmen will be positioned at each three of the access points.
- During the night, the three access points will be barricaded with attached flashing lights.
- Samsung has begun installing a fence around the construction area.
April 2022 Newsletter
Samsung Austin Semiconductor gives update on new Taylor plant
As construction gets underway at Samsung's new manufacturing plant in Taylor, we are working with the City of Taylor, Williamson County and our neighbors to make sure we continue to build a positive relationship.
In March, the Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon with Samsung Austin Semiconductor representatives to get an update on the expansion plans and answer any questions.
Dana Harris, Director of Government Relations at Samsung Austin Semiconductor, started the conversation by thanking Taylor Mayor Brandt Rydell and the city council for their support. "The mayor was incredibly involved and diligent in ensuring this was a good thing for the City of Taylor," Harris said.
Michele Glaze, Director of Communications and Community Affairs for Samsung Austin Semiconductor, discussed how her team is working with our closest neighbors and addressing any concerns they may have about the new site.
“Samsung wants to be a valued corporate citizen,” Glaze said.
The announcement of a new plant means new employees; Samsung is expected to hire a minimum of 2,000 direct jobs, including opportunities for people with GEDs to PhDs, with plenty of upskilled opportunities. In our commitment to the community, we are working with recruiting groups to hire people who live in the Taylor or Williamson County area.
"It will provide badly needed good paying jobs with benefits," wrote Milam County Judge Steve Young, who attended the luncheon. "Needed sales tax revenue will increase. All of this is positive for Milam County and our surrounding counties."
The meeting was also the perfect timing to announce our internship program with Taylor ISD. Read more about it below.
While work has started at the Taylor site, an official groundbreaking ceremony is expected later this year. The facility is slated to be operational by 2024.
Samsung Austin Semiconductor hiring Taylor ISD high school students for summer internships
When Samsung announced its $17 billion investment in a new manufacturing plant in Taylor, we also made a commitment to the City of Taylor and its residents.
As part of the community investment, Samsung Austin Semiconductor is working with Taylor ISD to provide paid internships for a minimum of 24 high school students.
The six-week summer program is specifically designed to provide seniors the opportunity to work at the Taylor construction site or the Austin manufacturing facility. Interns will work 40 hours a week.
"We're really excited to meet the students and provide them with opportunities and knowledge that will really propel them into the next phase of their lives," Director of People Operations Rick Ortiz said at a meeting with the Taylor Chamber of Commerce.
The application deadline closed on April 21 and students are expected to start in mid-June. Look for more information in future newsletters.