Foxconn Racine County: Village awards Foxconn-related demolition work to Fond du Lac County-based contractor

FOR RELEASE: August 7, 2018

Media Contact: James Madlom, 262-770-5189, Info@FoxconnRacineCounty.com

Guelig Waste Removal awarded contracts for work along County Highway H

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. – Last night, the Village of Mount Pleasant Board voted to award Fond du Lac County-based Guelig Waste Removal And Demolition LLC (Guelig Waste Removal) with a $366,665 contract to conduct demolition work tied to Foxconn’s $10 billion, advanced manufacturing campus. Previously, Guelig Waste Removal was awarded two other contracts for demolition associated with the Foxconn project. The bid team includes three other Wisconsin-based companies.

“This next round of demolition will be another major step in preparing for construction of Foxconn’s Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park,” said Claude Lois, Project Director for the Village of Mount Pleasant. “In keeping with our commitment to Wisconsin First, the awarded team includes four Wisconsin-based companies.”

“We are excited to continue our work with the Village of Mount Pleasant,” said Bob Guelig, Owner of Guelig Waste Removal and Demolition, LLC. “That a small, Wisconsin business is growing because of the Foxconn project is a testament to the statewide impact of this project.”

Guelig Waste Removal, based in Eden, Wisconsin, was the only bidder for Bid Package C. Additionally, all three subcontractors on the bidding team are based in Wisconsin, including companies in Racine and Milwaukee Counties. Subcontractors include KPH Construction, based in Milwaukee; Krizan’s Well Drilling, based in Union Grove; and Pat’s Services, Inc., based in Burlington.

This work will focus on building demolition along County Highway H, from Highway 11 to County Highway KR.

ABOUT THE VILLAGE OF MOUNT PLEASANT

The Village of Mount Pleasant is a community that prides itself on one of its greatest assets — location. Comprised of 36 square miles in Eastern Racine County, Mount Pleasant is one of the fastest growing communities in the State of Wisconsin. Stretching from Lake Michigan to Interstate 94, its location provides easy access to metropolitan Milwaukee and Chicago, including General Mitchell International Airport just minutes to the north. Mount Pleasant also offers a wide variety of business opportunities. Numerous local, national and international companies call Mount Pleasant home, including Putzmeister, Case New Holland, SC Johnson, Diversey, Seda International Packaging, Badger Meter, and many others. Companies are also consistently expressing interest in the community and the area as a whole. This interest in development, despite the economic conditions both nationally and worldwide, has allowed the Village to see consistent growth providing additional jobs and amenities for residents. Learn more at http://www.mtpleasantwi.gov/.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Foxconn is investing an estimated $10 billion in Mount Pleasant, in the heart of Racine County, Wisconsin to create North America’s first liquid crystal display (LCD) manufacturing facility. The Foxconn advanced manufacturing campus will be the largest manufacturing campus in the state and the largest foreign-direct investment in U.S. history. The investment represents the return of electronics manufacturing to the U.S. from Asia. Foxconn’s investment will change the economic landscape in Racine County and Wisconsin and establish the state as the electronics manufacturing capital of North America. To learn more about the Racine County Foxconn project, visit http://www.FoxconnRacineCounty.com.

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