Facebook fan page seeks local contractors and suppliers for NC data center

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Facebook is using its fan page to identify local contractors and materials suppliers who can help build its new data center facility, the Shelby Star reports.

Facebook first announced its new center will be off Old Caroleen Road, near U.S. 74 in Rutherford County. Now the company, through the Facebook page it created for the “Rutherford County Data Center” is soliciting contact information for subcontractors and vendors.

“The Facebook Rutherford Data Center project will seek to provide as many local construction opportunities for workers and companies as possible, and seek to purchase materials locally whenever possible,” the company recently posted on the data center’s page. The data center, which will employ 35 to 45 full-time workers following construction, is set for a March 2012 opening.

“No announcement has been a bigger game changer than this one,” Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton said during the announcement. “…Companies are realizing North Carolina is a great state to do business in.”

Facebook suggests companies to contact DPR Construction Inc.,Fortis Construction Inc at  Construction@RutherfordDataCenter.com and include any relevant information about your company and services.  Read More.

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