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Delivers on ‘Wisconsin First’ Commitment; Includes Women-, Veteran-, and Minority-Owned Businesses from Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI – Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) and its general contractor, M+W | Gilbane (Gilbane), announced today a list of 28 subcontractors selected to conduct site development work for Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park, its advanced display fabrication facility and research and development campus in Racine, Wisconsin. All but one of the companies named are based in Wisconsin, the other is an Illinois-based company. The contracts awarded have a total value of $100 million.
“We are proud to continue to deliver on our ‘Wisconsin First’ commitment through our partnership with companies across the state,” said Louis Woo, special assistant to Foxconn Founder and CEO Terry Gou. “As we actively move forward with construction of this project, we look forward to partnering with additional Wisconsin companies as we begin to create 13,000 jobs and build the foundation for the robust AI 8K+5G ecosystem that Foxconn is building in Wisconsin to eventually reach all parts of the United States.”
The companies selected will draw their direct and indirect workforce from approximately 60 of the 72 counties across Wisconsin. The site development work includes erosion control, mass excavation, stormwater management and testing work. This phase of the construction project will require 500,000 hours of work on site and create 800 direct and indirect jobs.
Adam Jelen, senior vice president at Gilbane, said, “Wisconsin is noted for its skilled employee base, and we are fortunate to be able to work with a talented workforce from dozens of Wisconsin business on this exciting project. We are pleased to be bringing together some of the best and the brightest from all over the state to work on a project that will help transform the Wisconsin economy.”
The companies selected include minority-owned, women-owned, and veteran-owned business enterprises, such as Kapur Associates, Gestra Engineering, Heider & Bott Company, R A Seaton Contractor Services LLC, Tremmel-Anderson Trucking LLC, Vizcaino’s Trucking LLC, and Panacea Group, LLC.
The list of 28 companies that were awarded contracts today are below.
Working with Foxconn, Gilbane Building Company, M+W Group, and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. held 14 information sessions across the state with approximately 2,000 attendees, including construction contractors, professional service providers and suppliers over the past four weeks. Interested companies were invited to submit bid proposals as part of a bidding process for contracts associated with the construction of Phase One of Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park. Information on future bids and additional opportunities to be a part of this project can be obtained at wisconnvalley.wi.gov
About Foxconn Technology Group
Established in 1974, Foxconn Technology Group (“Foxconn”), is the global leader in manufacturing services for the computer, communication, and consumer electronics (3C) industry. A multinational company headquartered in Taiwan, Foxconn offers many of the leading U.S. and international companies in electronics a one-stop integrated manufacturing solution. Foxconn generated total annual revenue of $158 billion in 2017 and was ranked No. 27 on the 2017 Fortune magazine Global 500. The company has facilities in Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
Foxconn is leveraging the potential of cloud computing, mobile devices, the Internet of Things, Big Data, artificial intelligence, networks, and robotics and automation, in its transformation as a leading high-tech enterprise and industrial Internet company. The company has research centers and testing laboratories internationally and has received more than 83,500 patents worldwide. In addition to maximizing value creation for customers, Foxconn is also dedicated to enhancing the concept of environmental sustainability in the manufacturing process and serving as a best-practices model for global enterprises.