Wisconn Valley News - September 14, 2018

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Project Status

Supplier Readiness Series

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has announced the "Supplier Readiness Series: Foxconn and Beyond" as a next step for Wisconsin suppliers to get involved in the Foxconn project.  Workshops in Waukesha, Platteville, Racine, Green Bay, and Madison regions are currently open for registration.  A workshop is being planned for the Superior area.  

Designed to prepare Wisconsin suppliers for the opportunities presented by Foxconn's investment, this series will provide attendees with an introduction to the vendor readiness process that the company will follow.  A Foxconn representative will attend each session and provide an overview of their vendor criteria, as well as details on how manufacturers can become part of the company's anticipated $4.26 billion supply chain - with roughly one-third being sourced from Wisconsin.

More information can be found at: Supplier Readiness

Bids and RFP

More opportunities for companies to get involved in the Foxconn project are now available.  Foxconn has issued two invitations for Request for Proposals (RFP) for the design and build of the Haymarket Landing in Eau Claire and The Watermark in  Green Bay.  For more information click the corresponding link below:

Haymarket Landing - Eau Claire RFP  

The Watermark - Green Bay RFP

Additionally, M+W | Gilbane has issued bid releases 3a, 3b, and 3c as the next phase of construction on the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park. For more information on Bid Release 3 (a, b, and c), click the link: Bid Release 3 (a, b, and c)

Red Cedar Steel Erectors Kick-off Foxconn Site Work

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Secretary Mark Hogan and Department of Administration Secretary Ellen Nowak visited Red Cedar Steel Erectors in Menomonie to recognize the company for its involvement in the Foxconn project.  Nearly 300 miles from the site of the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park, about a dozen employees had ready headed to the site to erect the steel on the Multipurpose Building. 

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Southeastern Wisconsin Housing Summit Draws Developers, Investors to Discuss Opportunities

Racine County, in partnership with the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, hosted a multicounty Southeastern Wisconsin Housing Summit for regional municipalities, developers and investors discuss the opportunities and next steps for housing in Southeastern Wisconsin.  Local and state leaders planned the summit as a first step to thoughtfully create quality housing and developments in the area and maximize on the economic development project.

Foxconn Begins Fall 2018 Military Veteran Recruitment Campaign

Foxconn will attend 20 veteran career fairs across 13 states over the next three months to recruit, and ultimately hire, former military personnel as a part of the company's commitment to hire 3,000 employees.

The list of fall 2018 military veteran recruitment campaign fairs that Foxconn is participating in can be found here: Veteran Recruitment Info

Road Updates

520Girders

I-94 North-South Project Update

Girders

Travelers will see a lot of activity throughout the next several weeks. Bridge girder delivery is underway for the I-94 southern and central work zones. In total, 520 Wisconsin-made girders will be installed from Spancrete in Green Bay and County Materials in Janesville.  Many of the girders will be placed without major impacts to freeway traffic, but stay alert in and around the work zone for short-term flagging operations.

Work is beginning on the north segment between County G and College Avenue. This project will reconstruct and expand 7.5 miles of I-94 as well as construct a new modernized, full interchange at Elm Road. The new interchange will replace existing freeway connections at 27th Street, which are scheduled for permanent closure this fall.

Foxconn Aerials

Construction on the Multipurpose Building in Phase 1 of Area 1 of the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park. (Photo courtesy of Curtis Waltz / aerialscapes.com)

What's Next

Supplier Readiness Series

The locations and dates for the free workshops are:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 19: Waukesha County Technical College, Business Building (B), Room B115/B117, 800 Main St., Pewaukee. Registration from 1 to 1:30 p.m.; the session will take place from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 20: University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Ullsvik Hall, 30 S. Hickory St., Platteville. Registration from 8 to 8:30 a.m.; the session will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Monday, Sept. 24: Gateway Technical College, SC Johnson iMet Center, 2320 Renaissance Blvd., Sturtevant. Registration from 8 to 8:30 a.m.; the session will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 25: Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (Room SC130), 2740 W. Mason St., Green bay. Registration from 1 to 1:30 p.m.; the session will take place from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 26: Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce office, 501 E. Washington Ave., Madison. Registration from 8 to 8:30 a.m.; the session will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • An additional workshop will be scheduled in the Superior area and details will be announced soon.

The informational sessions are free, but advanced registration is required. To register, visit wisconnvalley.wi.gov.

Local Monthly Update

The next local monthly update meeting for the Foxconn project will take place on Monday, September 17, 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.    

Future Road Work Bidding Opportunities

Soon, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will advertise a bid opportunity for County KR Phase 1/Wisconn Valley Way/County KR intersection package.

  • Bid advertisement: October 9, 2018
  • Non-mandatory pre-bid meeting: 9 a.m., on October 18, 2018 at Mt. Pleasant Village Hall Auditorium, 8811 Campus Drive, Mount Pleasant WI 53406
  • Bid let: November 20, 2018

Interesting Facts

The Foxconn Ripple Effect continues to expand throughout the state!  Wisconn Valley construction related work impacts:

  • 154 Wisconsin companies
  • 68 Wisconsin communities
  • 26 Wisconsin counties
  • Wisconsin companies have been awarded 90% of total contracts

Opportunities to get involved continue to become available through RFPs and bid releases.

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Bid Opportunities

Request for Proposals (RFP)

Haymarket Landing - Eau Claire, WI

Submission Due: Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. CDT

Information and Matchmaking Session: By invitation following submittal of Non-Disclosure Agreement.

Contract Award Date: The contract award date is dependent on the bids received on September 27, 2018.

Overview: FEWI Development Corp. invites proposals from qualified design-build teams as indicated herein. Such services are required for a project located at "Haymarket Landing" (200 and 210 Eau Claire Street, and 4 South Barstow) in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.  Services may also be needed, at FEWI's option, for one or more additional buildings/sites located elsewhere within Wisconsin.

Invitation for Haymarket Landing - Eau Claire RFP

The Watermark - Green Bay, WI

Submission Due: Friday, September 28, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. CDT

Information and Matchmaking Session: By invitation following submittal of Non-Disclosure Agreement.

Contract Award Date: The contract award date is dependent on the bids received on September 28, 2018.

Overview: FEWI Development Corp. invites proposals from qualified design-build teams as indicated herein. Such services are required for a project located at 301 North Washington Street, Green Bay, Wisconsin.  Services may also be needed, at FEWI's option, for one or more additional buildings/sites located elsewhere within Wisconsin.

Invitation for The Watermark - Green Bay RFP

 

Bid Release 3a, 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 3a, 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 3a - Site Utilities and Logistics

  • Bid Package 01A - Testing - Site Utilities
  • Bid Package 01B - Construction Materials, Removal & Recycling
  • Bid Package 01C - Temporary Toilets
  • Bid Package 01D - Temporary Electric (Power & Data)
  • Bid Package 01E - Temporary Canteen (Trailer & Operations)
  • Bid Package 01F - Site Security
  • Bid Package 01G - Printing Services
  • Bid Package 01H - Janitorial Services
  • Bid Package 12A - Furniture Relocation and Set Up
  • Bid Package 33A - Sanitary, Water and Electric Bank (interfaces)

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 

Bid Release 3c - Electrical Substation

  • 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

Village of Mount Pleasant Bid Opportunity for Sewer Work

The Village of Mount Pleasant announced bidding opportunities for Sanitary Sewer System - Phase 1 and Phase 2.

TID #5 Sanitary Sewer System - Phase 2

Submissions Due: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Pre-Bid Meeting: Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Anticipated Contract Award Date: Monday, October 8, 2018

Overview: Construct the sanitary sewer infrastructure improvements, including all materials, labor and equipment necessary for the project including the approximate quantities: 3,100 LF of 24-IN PVC sanitary sewer, 4,000 LF of 30-IN FRPM sanitary sewer, 14 EA sanitary manholes, trenchless excavation, traffic control, erosion control surface restoration and miscellaneous related work and appurtenances.

Bidding documents may be obtained only from QuestCDN. Access the QuestCDN ftp site to view and download bid information and documents for a non-refundable fee of $20.00. Input QuestCDN eBidDoc No. 5942410 on the website's Project Search page. No password is required. Contact QuestCDN.com at 952-233-1632 or info@questcdn.com for assistance in downloading and working with the digital documents.

TID #5 Sanitary Sewer System - Phase 1

Submissions Due: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

Pre-Bid Meeting: Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

Anticipated Contract Award Date: Monday, September 24, 2018

Overview: Construct the sanitary sewer infrastructure improvements, including all materials, labor and equipment necessary for the project including the approximate quantities:  9,800 LF of sanitary sewer (30-in and 48-in FRPMP), 1,100 LF of tunneling, 22 EA sanitary manholes (approx. 640 VF), traffic control, erosion control surface restoration and miscellaneous related work and appurtenances.

Bidding documents may be obtained only from QuestCDN. Access the QuestCDN ftp site to view and download bid information and documents for a non-refundable fee of $20.00. Input QuestCDN eBidDoc No. 5927931 on the website's Project Search page. No password is required. Contact QuestCDN.com at 952-233-1632 or info@questcdn.com for assistance in downloading and working with the digital documents.

Recent Announcements

Press Releases

Foxconn Issues Request for Proposal for Design Enhancements to Foxconn Place Green Bay

Calls for ideas to upgrade landmark downtown building, The Watermark, which will house a Wisconn Valley Innovation Center and serve as Foxconn's North East Wisconsin hub for talent and partners

Milwaukee – Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) announced today it has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Design / Build firms to provide design services to modernize and enhance Foxconn Place Green Bay at "The WaterMark" located at 301 N. Washington St., Green Bay, Wisconsin.  

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Foxconn Request for Proposal Calls for Innovative Upgrades to Foxconn Place Chippewa Valley in Downtown Eau Claire

Milwaukee – Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) announced today it has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Design / Build firms to provide design services to modernize and enhance Foxconn Place Chippewa Valley at Haymarket Landing on 200 & 210 Eau Claire St., and 4 South Barstow in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Foxconn is looking for a firm that can develop a state-of-the-art co-working space that reflects the innovative and cutting-edge technologies that the company's transformational Wisconn Valley project and AI 8K+5G ecosystem will inspire and enable.

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Foxconn Committed to Hiring 3,000 Veterans; Begins Fall 2018 Military Veteran Recruitment Campaign

With several veterans already working at Foxconn, company expands efforts to fill available jobs with men and women with military backgrounds.

Milwaukee – Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) today announced the launch of a military veteran recruitment campaign to hire 3,000 veterans, beginning yesterday with a visit to the Charlotte Military Hiring Expo. In total, Foxconn will attend 20 veteran career fairs across 13 states over the next three months to recruit, interview and hire former military personnel as part of the company's commitment to hire 13,000 employees in Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin manufacturers invited to supply chain workshops: Five sessions planned statewide in September

MADISON – The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), in collaboration with Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing & Productivity, Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and the state's regional economic development organizations is hosting five informational workshops throughout the state on supply chain readiness.

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WEDC Secretary Mark R. Hogan, DOA Secretary Ellen Nowak recognize Red Cedar Steel Erectors for role in Foxconn construction

Menomonie company is one of the first Wisconsin businesses awarded contracts for the Wisconn Valley Science & Technology Park's Multipurpose Building

MENOMONIE – Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Secretary Mark R. Hogan and Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) Secretary Ellen Nowak highlighted the statewide reach and benefits of Foxconn's $10 billion investment in Wisconsin today by visiting Red Cedar Steel Erectors Inc. in Menomonie.

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Governor Walker Visits VPI Corporation, Discusses the Economic Impact of Foxconn's $10 Billion Investment in Wisconsin

VPI Corporation chose to create new jobs after Foxconn's investment in Wisconsin

SHEBOYGAN – Governor Scott Walker today visited VPI Corporation to celebrate the company's growth and continued commitment to the State of Wisconsin. VPI Corporation chose to hire additional workers starting at $21.00 per hour because of an expected increase in business brought on by Foxconn's historic $10 billion investment in Wisconsin. VPI Corporation is a commercial flooring manufacturer in Sheboygan. The company has expanded significantly since 2005 going from 11 employees to more than 65 employees.

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From the News

Foxconn soliciting proposals for its innovation center in Eau Claire

September 13, 2018

By Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Foxconn chooses Menomonie contractor for first phase building

September 13, 2018

By Barbara Lyon, The Dunn County News

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Foxconn looks to bring in the troops; Company plans to hire 3,000 veterans

September 13, 2018

By Journal Times staff 

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Foxconn seeks military veterans for fill jobs

September 12, 2018

By James Lawson, Kenosha News 

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Racine County preparing for Foxconn housing needs

Market-rate multi-family has not been built there since pre-2000

September 12, 2018

By Corrinne Hess, BizTimes   

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In Foxconn development, an opportunity for minorities and women in STEM fields

September 12, 2018

By Kristina Ropella, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Former Racine YMCA in for overhaul, will become apartments

September 9, 2018

By Michael Burke, Racine Journal Times

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Racine County property values have increased since Foxconn announcement

September 4, 2018

By Brandon Rook, TMJ4

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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.