Wisconn Valley News - November 9, 2018

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The Multipurpose Building is nearing completion and two building pads are being prepared for winter. (Photo courtesy of Curtis Waltz / aerialscapes.com)


Project Status

Foxconn Statement on the Election of Tony Evers

Foxconn Technology Group this week issued the following statement on the election of Tony Evers as Governor of the State of Wisconsin:

"Foxconn extends its sincere congratulations to Governor-elect Tony Evers. We look forward to working with him on our Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park and helping the State of Wisconsin achieve its potential as a hub for high technology development. We are eager to join with Governor-elect Evers and all our local partners to ensure this effort to significantly grow the Wisconsin economy and bring an advanced, next generation, high-tech ecosystem to the state is successful. We have already made significant progress and continue to actively move forward on our commitment to create high-value jobs in Wisconsin as part of our major investment in the state.  Foxconn is committed to making a positive impact in the state, and we are also committed to continuing to do that in a manner that respects, nurtures and values the very things that first attracted us to Wisconsin – its quality of life and environment, its talented and hardworking people and its innovative and entrepreneurial tradition.  We look forward to working with Governor-elect Evers and his team."

Wisconsin Companies Showcased at China International Import Expo

Foxconn and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) partnered to showcase ten Wisconsin companies at the first China International Import Expo (CIIE).  CIIE is a major global business development initiative in Shanghai and the Wisconsin firms were featured as part of Foxconn's Innovation Pavilion related to its "Smart Future" theme.

The Wisconsin companies were showcased for their specialties in water technology, advanced machinery, healthcare, and smart city applications. The companies that attended CIIE as exhibitors at the Foxconn Innovation Pavilion are:

  • BioGill – With U.S. operations based in The Global Water Center in Milwaukee, BioGill manufactures innovative above-ground bioreactors that are a net energy neutral biological treatment technology used to remove organic pollutants from wastewater.
  • BiologiQ – A Brookfield-based bioplastic resin manufacturing company with a wide range of consumer product applications.
  • Black Rock Custom Stone Cutting – Based in Athens (near Wausau), Black Rock Custom Stone Cutting produces Wisconsin jade stone products for commercial and resident applications, such as tile, sinks, countertops, decorations.
  • Dynex Hydraulics – A Pewaukee-based manufacturer of hydraulic components and systems for use on mobile and industrial machinery.
  • Hong Seng Inc.— A newly-established, world-class American ginseng brand based in the Wausau/Marathon County area of northern Wisconsin. Hong Seng Inc. is the result of a strategic cooperation between Foxconn Health Technology Business Group, Ginseng Board of Wisconsin, and Hsu's Ginseng.
  • Inpro Corporation – Based in Muskego, InPro is a provider of architectural products that protect buildings, including door and wall protection, sustainable building products, expansion joint systems and decorative surface products.
  • Roving Blue Inc. – Based in Lena (near Green Bay), Roving Blue manufactures advanced, portable water purification systems that harness the power of ozone for use around the world. 
  • SDMC America Technology – Based in St. Croix County in western Wisconsin, SMDC designs, manufactures and sells material handling equipment to handle non-free flowable material, such as solid waste, biosolids and organic waste.
  • STAR Water LLC – With U.S. operations based in The Global Water Center in Milwaukee, STAR Water targets urban, industrial, agricultural and mining run off by removing contaminants such as nutrients, heavy metals and toxic compounds while protecting lakes, river and oceans.
  • Velicon – Based in Oak Creek, Velicon designs, manufacturers and markets high-performance electric motors used mainly in testing applications that include power and speed testing of automotive engines and aerospace engines and turbines.

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Veteran Recruitment Efforts in Wisconsin

The Wisconn Valley project is not only a win for Wisconsin, but it also represents an incredible opportunity for military veterans.

Led by Foxconn Technology Group's commitment, the project will lean heavily on Wisconsin's workforce. Officials from the company have made it clear that they intend on having a large percentage of those employees being military veterans, and they've since doubled-down on that promise. In June, Foxconn officials said they aim to hire 3,000 veterans, and the company's first two hires in Wisconsin are veterans — one a former Navy pilot and the other a former Army planner.

An emphasis is being placed on hiring veterans because many come already equipped for the job. There's an incredible sense of leadership, the ability to work as both a team leader and a team member, the aptitude of working under pressure and meeting deadlines, a strong commitment to working safely, and so much more.

It's because of those reasons that in August, Wisconsin launched a campaign aimed at transitioning service members and their spouses called Mission Wisconsin. Dubbed Team Wisconsin, representatives from the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, the Department of Workforce Development and the Department of Tourism are traveling around the nation to market Wisconsin. A focal point of that campaign has been the diverse job market in Wisconsin that includes the Wisconn Valley project.

The value of Team Wisconsin's initiative extends far beyond just Foxconn, though. It also raises awareness that Wisconsin has the third fastest growing tech sector in the country. Through Team Wisconsin, transitioning veterans are being informed that from Racine County to Douglas County and everywhere in between, Wisconsin is an economically growing state with a great quality of life, leading benefits offered to veterans, and incredible career opportunities.



Road Updates

Roadwork update

I-94 North-South freeway crews recently completed all new bridge decks between WIS 142 to WIS 20 in Kenosha and Racine counties. In November, crews will focus on paving the new northbound lanes, finishing bridge approaches and placing barrier wall. Motorists should be alert for overnight freeway and ramp closures on I-94 WEST (NB) in various locations between Ryan Road and College Avenue in Milwaukee County. Crews are installing 33 storm sewer crossings in three weeks. Visit the weekly construction forecast for more.

Ask WisDOT: Winter is coming, how does that affect roadway projects?

WisDOT has plenty of experience managing projects during challenging Wisconsin winters. Plans are in place to handle winter weather events in a timely and efficient manner. It is still imperative that everyone drives appropriately for the weather conditions and be alert, especially in work zones. 


DOT

Having family and friends over for Thanksgiving?  Share the Fall 2018 get around guide so they can plan ahead to get to your house to celebrate the holiday.

Travel safely.

DOT Bridge

Bridge parapet work at Golf Road.



What's Next

Pre-Bid Meetings

Wednesday, November 14, 2018: A Pre-Bid meeting will be held for Spring Street Transmission Water Main - Phase 1 and West Road Water Transmission Main at the Mount Pleasant Village Hall, 8811 Campus Drive, Mount Pleasant, WI 53406.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018: A Pre-Bid Conference and Matchmaking Session will be held for Bid Release 3c - Electrical Substation at the SC Johnson iMET Center, Auditorium room 104, 2320 Renaissance Blvd, Sturtevant, WI 53177.  For more information: Construction Work Bid

Local Monthly Update

The next local monthly update meeting for the Foxconn project will take place on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.  Brief updates will be provided by the WisDOT, M+W | Gilbane, and the Village of Mount Pleasant to keep the public informed. Update meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Mount Pleasant Village Hall.    


Bid Opportunities

Racine Water Utility Bid Opportunities for Transmission Water Mains

Spring Street Transmission Water Main-Phase 1-Newman Road Tank to Summerset Drive


Anticipated Bid Opening: Monday, November 19, 2018

Pre-Bid Meeting: A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on November 14, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at the Mount Pleasant Village Hall, 8811 Campus Drive, Mount Pleasant, WI 53406.

Anticipated Contract Award Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Overview: Project involves approximately 1,020 L.F. 42-inch diameter water main, 5,990 L.F. 36-inch diameter water main, 200 L.F. 24-inch diameter water main, hydrants and leads, butterfly valves, erosion control, asphalt pavement repair, pavement marking, traffic control and restoration.

The Project Manager for this Project is Kenneth R. Ward, P.E., who may be contacted at Ruekert & Mielke, Inc., W233 N2080 Ridgeview Parkway, Waukesha, WI 53188-1020, (262) 542-5733, regarding the Project.

All Work is included in a single prime contract.

West Road Transmission Water Main-Renaissance Tank to STH 20

Anticipated Bid Opening: Monday, November 19, 2018

Pre-Bid Meeting: A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on November 14, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at the Mount Pleasant Village Hall, 8811 Campus Drive, Mount Pleasant, WI 53406.

Anticipated Contract Award Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Overview: Project involves approximately 3,000 L.F. 36-inch diameter water main, 2,290 L.F. of 24-inch diameter water main, hydrants and leads, butterfly valves, erosion control, asphalt pavement repair, pavement marking, traffic control and restoration. Project also includes 3,150 S.Y. of asphaltic pavement pulverize and shaping, and 950 tons of asphaltic concrete pavement.

The Project Manager for this Project is Kenneth R. Ward, P.E., who may be contacted at Ruekert & Mielke, Inc., W233 N2080 Ridgeview Parkway, Waukesha, WI 53188-1020, (262) 542-5733, regarding the Project.

All Work is included in a single prime contract.

WisDOT Bid Opportunities for Road Work

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation announced bidding opportunities for road work.

County KR Phase One/Wisconn Valley Way/County KR Intersection Package

Submission Due: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

Pre-Bid Meeting: Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at the Mount Pleasant Village Hall, 8811 Campus Drive, Mount Pleasant, WI 53406.

Anticipated Contract Award Date: The contract award date is dependent on the bids received on November 13.

Overview: This project will expand County KR from the east frontage road to just east of County H from a two-lane, rural roadway to a six-lane, divided urban roadway. Work also includes storm sewer and new traffic signals.

The advertisement and preliminary plans are available online. Contractors should visit http://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/doing-bus/contractors/hcci/default.aspx for information and electronic plans.

Bid Release 3b and 3c for Foxconn Science & Technology Park Industrial Construction Work Phase 1, Area 1

M+W | Gilbane has distributed the following Invitation to Bid

The invitation to bid for Bid Release 3b and 3c for Foxconn's Industrial Construction Work Phase 1, Area 1 of Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park is available on the Wisconn Valley website.

Bid Release 3b - Site Roadways and Associated Storm Drainage

  • Bid Package 01I - Testing - Roadways
  • Bid Package 32A - Curb and Gutter Work
  • Bid Package 32B - Asphalt Paving Work
  • Bid Package 33B - Storm Drainage Work 

REVISED Bid Release 3c - Electrical Substation

The Invitation to Bid for Bid Release 3c has been revised to align with the anticipated scope and design of the power substation building. The following modifications to the scope of work packages have been made: added Bid Package 01K Commissioning Work, updated Bid Package 05A to include Miscellaneous Metals Works, and removed only bid package 21A Fire Protection, as this work will not be required.

If your firm has already submitted the bid notification for this release, no action is required on your part. If your firm is interested in any of the packages listed herein, please return the intent to bid form and NDA per directions included in the invitation.

  • Bid Package 01J - Materials Testing for Electrical Substation
  • Bid Package 03A - Concrete Work
  • Bid Package 03B - Precast Concrete Work
  • Bid Package 05A - Structural and Miscellaneous Steel Work
  • Bid Package 06A - Building Enclosure and Interiors Work
  • Bid Package 21A - Fire Protection Work
  • Bid Package 23A - Mechanical and Plumbing Work
  • Bid Package 26A - Electrical Work
  • Bid Package 26B - Long Lead Electrical Equipment
  • Bid Package 32C - Landscaping Work

The M+W | Gilbane non-disclosure agreement (NDA) must be signed and returned to M+W | Gilbane in order to participate in this bid release. The full instructions, along with non-disclosure agreement, are included in the Invitation to Bid link below.

Thank you for your continued interest in this project.

Invitations to Bid



The Wisconn Valley News is published every other week and designed to keep interested individuals up to date on Foxconn construction plans, infrastructure improvements, traffic pattern updates, and more.  Local elected officials, suppliers, contractors and members of the public are encouraged to turn to the Wisconn Valley News for the latest project status, road updates, next steps, and interesting facts.  When appropriate, special bulletins will also be distributed to ensure the most timely information possible.