Williamson County judge says Samsung plant in Taylor to start operations by July 1

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — The massive Samsung semiconductor plant located in Taylor is set to begin operations as early as July 1, according to one local leader.

During their meeting Tuesday, Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell told his fellow county commissioners that he learned this start date after talking with the company’s chief financial officer while attending a semiconductor conference recently in South Korea.

“The Samsung project in Williamson County is on time, and as far as the beginning of manufacturing, it is my understanding from that conversation that Samsung Taylor will begin receiving occupants…in their building facility no later than July 1 and that they will begin manufacturing within that timeframe,” Gravell said.

At the end of last year, reports surfaced the Taylor plant would not start mass production until 2025. However, Gravell said things are going according to plan now.

He also shared construction crews already started pouring the foundation for a second fabrication plant at the Taylor complex. Upon its completion, Gravell said this would be the single biggest building in the United States.

In November, Samsung announced it would donate $1 million to the Taylor Independent School District to fund a new career and technical education center at the high school.

State leaders announced more than two years ago the project would come to Williamson County. At that time, Gov. Greg Abbott said the facility would create more than 2,000 tech jobs, thousands of indirect jobs and a minimum of 6,500 construction jobs.

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