(The Hosting News) – Google may have new data center plans up its sleeve after buying a former Gatorade plant.
The tech giant recently announced it had purchased the site in MidAmerica Industrial Park – a location in Pryor Creek, Oklahoma.
However, the company has not made any sure plans to renovate the space.
“The purchase of the idled facility across from our data center is a logical choice given our ongoing partnership with the MidAmerica Industrial Park,” stated Google Oklahoma data center operations manager Mike Wooten in a release, according to a report from Tulsa World.
Wooten went on to say that MidAmerica “continues to be a strong partner” in Oklahoma and that Google appreciates the company’s “proactive and pro-business approach.”
The facility’s history dates back to 2008 when PepsiCo Inc. constructed it for the reported cost of $180 million, according to Tulsa World. It then closed a couple years later following a drop in demand for the products it manufactured.
And while Google has no definite plans for the location currently, the region remains hopeful it could help the area’s economy.
Google currently operates a data center in Mayes County Oklahoma. Other U.S. facilities from the company include ones in Oregon, North Carolina, Georgia, Iowa and South Carolina.