Without a formal announcement, Elon Musk’s Boring Co., which develops tunnel systems, recently moved its corporate headquarters from Hawthorne to the Austin, Texas suburb of Pflugerville, according to public documents cited in Texas media reports.
The company’s LinkedIn page now gives a Pflugerville address.
Boring Co.’s headquarters move is hardly unexpected, given the recent relocation of Musk’s Tesla Inc. to Austin from Palo Alto, effective Dec. 1. And Musk himself moved to Texas in late 2020.
Musk has been very vocal in his criticism of California elected officials, especially in their handling of pandemic-related restrictions.
With the move of the Boring Co., Musk’s only significant operation still in Southern California is Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, in Hawthorne.
Boring Co. first entered Pflugerville in late 2020, leasing two commercial buildings on 14 acres and then renovating 40,000 square feet of space in one of the buildings, developments that were first reported by the Austin Business Journal. Then in May 2021, Boring Co. filed with state officials for further renovations on the property. In February, Boring Co. unveiled plans for an 80,000-square-foot warehouse facility in the metro Austin area, again according to the Austin Business Journal. By that time, the company was using Pflugerville as its corporate headquarters address.
Meantime, Boring Co. has unveiled plans and sought contracts for tunnel projects in both the Austin and Dallas-Fort Worth markets.