Pewaukee, WI – Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) today received the Golden Shovel Award from the National Association of Minority Contractors Wisconsin Chapter (NAMC-WI) and Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) at the Annual DBE Workshop and Secretary’s Golden Shovel Awards. The award recognized Foxconn’s ongoing commitment to engage a diverse range of local businesses as part of its inclusive, Wisconsin-first approach.
The event, which gathered Wisconsin’s small, minority, and women-owned businesses in the transportation construction industry, was held on February 13 and 14 at The Ingleside Hotel in Pewaukee. It culminated with an awards luncheon to recognize the outstanding efforts of companies from around Wisconsin that have championed the Badger State’s local construction talent. Of the Wisconsin companies engaged by Foxconn for the Wisconn Science and Technology Park project, 16 percent are disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs).
Dr. Louis Woo, Special Assistant to Foxconn Founder and CEO Terry Gou, expressed Foxconn’s continued commitment to a diverse, inclusive workforce at the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park.
“As we continue to grow in Wisconsin, we have engaged a varied group of contractors representative of the state’s diversity,” noted Dr. Woo. “We are proud to count many disadvantaged business enterprises as members of the Foxconn family. We extend our gratitude to the hosts of this event, the National Association of Minority Contractors and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, and look forward to continued and deepening support of Wisconsin businesses.”
The Golden Shovel Award was received by Mr. Shawn McComb, Director of Business Development and Commercial Management at Foxconn. Mr. McComb also participated on the Transformation in Wisconsin Panel alongside Dr. Connie Li, P.E., TRANSmart President, Mr. Ted Homer, KPMG Managing Director, and Mayor Corey Mason of the City of Racine.
“As part of Foxconn’s investment in Wisconsin, we look forward to continued engagement with all members of the communities in which we operate. Providing opportunities to disadvantaged business enterprises is an important part of our commitment to the state,” said Dr. Woo. “As we make further progress on the construction of the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park campus, we will continue to expand our support of local businesses of all kinds in line with our Wisconsin-first approach.”