Wisconn Valley News - October 5, 2018

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100 Days of Construction at the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park

Saturday, October 5, marks the 100th day since Foxconn's official groundbreaking of the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Mount Pleasant.  In just 100 days, an incredible amount of site excavation work and progress on a 120,000-square-foot multipurpose building has occurred on the site.

  • There are currently an average of 400 workers on the site each day.
  • About 3.5 million cubic yards of soil have been moved during site excavation.
  • About 150 pieces of heavy earth-moving equipment from across the state are being used during excavation.
  • About 150 on-road trucks are hauling aggregate to the site for roads, storm sewer and building pads. 
  • 120 pre-fabrication panels – each 35-feet tall – have been installed to construct the 120,000-square-foot multipurpose building. The panels were designed in Waukesha and assembled in Valders by Spancrete, Inc.
  • 5 miles of storm water piping fabricated by County Materials in Marathon have been installed on the site.

To make this amount of progress, it takes a skilled and dedicated workforce from the entire state.  In the early stage of construction, the Foxconn Ripple Effect is having an impact in all regions of Wisconsin.

  • 3,067 Wisconsin residents from 65 counties and 319 communities are working on the construction or public infrastructure work related to the project.
  • 154 Wisconsin-based companies from 26 counties and 68 communities have received contracts for the site preparation and multipurpose building at the manufacturing site – More than 90% of all contracts have gone to Wisconsin companies.

In addition to the ongoing work at the construction site, the past 100 days have been filled with announcements around the state regarding additional investments Foxconn is making in Wisconsin.  These "Foxconn Bonuses" are independent of any state investment incentives and come in addition to the company's plans for the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Racine County:

  • Announced plans for innovation centers in Green Bay (June 29), Eau Claire (July 16) and Racine (Oct. 2) that will create a total of 475 jobs. 
  • Launched a $1 million "Smart Cities – Smart Futures" competition to encourage innovation and collaboration between the company and the state's public and private colleges and universities. (August 7)
  • Announced creation of a joint $100 million capital venture fund with Advocate Aurora Health, Johnson Controls and Northwestern Mutual. (August 29)
  • Agreed to invest $100 million in engineering and innovation research at UW-Madison and establish a science and technology institute. (August 27)
  • Announced a comprehensive health care collaboration in partnership with Advocate Aurora Health. (July 12)
  • Signed an agreement to establish a joint venture for sales and development of Wisconsin ginseng in China. (September 19)


Foxconn to host hiring fair Oct. 13

Foxconn is hosting a hiring fair on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the company's Opus Facility in Mount Pleasant. Job seekers will need to pre-register in order to be considered for an interview. A limited number of interview slots are available. Job offers may be extended to interviewees upon completion of their interviews. The Department of Workforce Development's Job Center of Wisconsin is assisting. To register, visit JobCenterofWisconsin.com and click on the Foxconn Hiring Fair banner. 

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.