Posted on: July 3, 2022 Posted by: AKDSEO Comments: 0

Nearly six months after announcing Ohio’s biggest economic development project, Intel has officially started work on the site in New Albany.

Gilbane Building, which is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, and is among the top commercial construction contractors in Greater Columbus, began excavation work Friday on the nearly 1,000-acre site, according to Intel.

The semiconductor company announced in January that it will spend $20 billion to build two factories that will employ 3,000 workers earning an average wage of $135,000 annually. Intel has said the project will create about 7,000 construction jobs.

The two plants are expected to start producing semiconductors in 2025.

Gilbane is among the first group of companies to be awarded contracts by the semiconductor company. Gilbane will partner with McDaniel’s Construction, located in Columbus’ Near East Side; Northstar Contracting, a Cleveland-based company with operations in Westerville; and GTSA Constructing Consulting, based in Columbus’ German Village, on the project.