Apple’s $200 million Mac Pro manufacturing facility employees 500 staff across 5 acres
Revealed as part of Apple’s announcement that work has begun on its new $1 billion, 133-acre campus in Texas, new details have been shared about the state of the art Austin manufacturing facility in which Apple’s powerhouse cheese grater-like Mac Pro will be build.
According to Apple, the 5 acre site employs 500 staff, including electrical engineers and electronics assemblers, and so $200 million has been pumped into Mac Pro creation at the site, including a “complex assembly line” that takes each machine a distance of 1,000 feet across the building during its construction.
The facility is the same location Apple produced its previous cylinder-shaped Mac Pro.
The facility itself measures 244,000-square-foot in size, and Apple says the plant is UL Zero Waste to Landfill Gold certified, and has been recognized by Austin Water for Excellence in Water Conservation and Excellence in Environmental Stewardship.