Contractors question standards for Facebook data center

Facebook Data Center
Facebook Data Center

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Construction industry leaders are criticizing standards being imposed on subcontractors for Facebook’s data center project in Los Lunas.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that some industry representatives say the requirements will likely disqualify most New Mexico companies.

Fortis Construction, the data center’s Portland, Ore.-based general contractor, announced last week that it would subcontract only with companies that are willing to have no more than 20 percent of their annual revenue committed to the data center project. They also said they require subcontractors to have excellent safety records and experience working on large projects.

Associated Builders and Contractors of New Mexico President Roxanne Rivera-Wiest says only 10 to 15 percent of New Mexico contractors could meet those guidelines.

Fortis officials say contractors who don’t meet those requirements may still be able to become sub-tier contractors. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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