Foxconn: To break ground on advanced manufacturing campus phase of Wisconsin Valley Science and Technology Park
Village of Mount Pleasant, WI – Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) today announced the next steps in construction of its Gen6 advanced manufacturing facility in the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Racine County, Wisconsin. The next phases of construction will begin by Summer 2019 and the facility will begin production in the 4th quarter of 2020.
“Our commitment from day one has been to establish a winning formula for Foxconn and for Wisconsin,” said Dr. Louis Woo, Special Assistant to Foxconn Founder and CEO Terry Gou. “We continue to expand our presence around the state, create jobs, and deepen our partnerships while innovating and adapting to meet changing market needs. We’re investing in Wisconsin because we know manufacturing here is going to drive even greater success and growth for Foxconn and for the community.”
The initial Gen6 facility will manufacture LCD screens for use in a variety of product applications, including vertical solutions for industries such as education, medical and healthcare, entertainment and sports, security, and smart cities. The plant is expected to begin production in the 4th quarter of 2020.
Foxconn will be taking several key steps in the coming months. By April 1, Foxconn will announce the awards for two bid packages:
· Bid Package 3A – Site Utilities
· Bid Package 3B – Site Roadways and Associated Storm Drainage
In addition, Foxconn will be issuing initial bid packages for construction of the Gen6 fabrication facility and ancillary buildings in May 2019.
In keeping with its “Wisconsin First” commitment, details of the bid packages and information about how contractors can participate will be shared at a series of information sessions, the first of which will be held on April 3 and April 10, 2019. Interested companies are encouraged to sign up at https://foxconn-construction.
“’Wisconsin First’ has been our commitment from the start and it has been evidenced in our construction hiring to-date,” said Woo. “It will continue to be our priority as we lay the groundwork for a significant manufacturing presence in Racine County, Wisconsin.”
To date, 95 percent of all contract value awarded for the construction of the Wisconn Valley Campus has gone to Wisconsin companies and 13 percent of contract value was to minority, veteran, and women-owned businesses.