Job postings for Elon Musk's Boring Co. highlight technology development plans, site in Bastrop

1 Jul 2021


Elon Musk's tunneling startup, The Boring Company, has been quietly planting roots in Central Texas for months. Now more details have surfaced about what the company is planning.

The Boring Co. was hiring for 20 positions in the Austin area by publication time, and a few job descriptions outlined future development plans for an autonomous tunnel boring machine. One posting also mentioned the company's research and development site in Bastrop, about 30 miles southeast of Austin.

The mention of a Bastrop site is the first public recognition from the company that it has a location in the Austin area. Company officials previously announced hiring plans in Austin, but no further details have been shared.

No property records could be found with Bastrop Central Appraisal District or Bastrop County. Jeremy Morris, director of facilities and precast operations for The Boring Co., did not immediately return requests for comment.

The Boring Co. first grabbed space last year in Pflugerville, a suburb northeast of Austin, according to documents first reported by Austin Business Journal. Several filings with Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation link The Boring Co. to about 40,000 square feet in an industrial park off State Highway 130, though company officials haven't confirmed the site.

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