Wisconn Valley News - September 28, 2018

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Work on the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park site continues. (Photo courtesy of Curtis Waltz / aerialscapes.com)

Project Status

Foxconn is Hiring!

Students from all over the state are getting the opportunity to interact with Foxconn as a part of their university and college recruitment program.  Foxconn is participating in at least nine career fairs throughout the state to recruit undergraduate and graduate students interested in full-time and internship opportunities. Positions are available in Mount Pleasant, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Eau Claire, Wausau and Madison.  

Foxconn launched its official hiring website https://foxconnjobs.us/ which includes a career center and four geographical talent communities among the hiring tools for job seekers.  Foxconn plans to hire over 1,000 employees by the end of 2018 and is committed to hiring 13,000 people in Wisconsin over the next six years.

Career Center: The career center is a place for job seekers to search active job postings and apply directly for a specific job. 

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Talent Communities: The talent community is an online gathering place for individuals interested in Foxconn to interact with recruiters, upload their resume and receive more information.  Four geographical talent communities are available: Milwaukee, Racine, Green Bay, and Eau Claire.  Access a talent community in your area by clicking the respective link below.

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Green Bay Talent Community >

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Foxconn Jobs

Supplier Readiness Series

Over 400 individuals attended five supplier readiness session in Waukesha, Platteville, Racine, Green Bay, and Madison. Foxconn joined the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to discuss the steps companies interested in becoming a Foxconn supplier will need to take.  Currently, Foxconn is evaluating companies in the areas of plastic injection molding, metal stamping, and automation/system integration.  To be considered for future needs, please create a profile on wisupplychainmarketplace.com.  Foxconn intends to spend $1.4 billion in annual supplier purchases from Wisconsin companies.  Sessions in Superior and Milwaukee are being scheduled and when information is available details will be shared in the Wisconn Valley News and on wisconnvalley.wi.gov.

Construction Update

Progress continues on the construction site of the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Mount Pleasant.  The site currently averages around 200 workers a day and 135 pieces of equipment.  Preparations are underway for the site to handle winter conditions.  Pre-cast panel installation is complete for the multipurpose building and structural steel and roofing is progressing.  The multipurpose building is anticipated to be completed in November.

Road Updates


I-94 North-South project update

Crews are working hard to deliver the I-94 freeway project at an accelerated pace. New bridge girders and decks are in place between WIS 142 and County G. Crews also installed concrete pavement, for the Interstate's new northbound lanes, between 58th Road and WIS 20.

Improvements to the I-94 north segment, between County G and College Avenue, is also in progress. Motorists can expect to encounter a short-term (approximately two months) single lane closure on I-94 west (northbound) from County G to just north of the Root River bridge.

Road Update

Wisconn Valley development roads

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) recently announced the execution of a contract to construct a new box culvert for the future Wisconn Valley Way, and replace the box culvert on Racine County KR.

Hoffman Construction Company of Black River Falls is the primary contractor on the $1.7 million project.

The drainage structures will be installed in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' stream and migratory bird limitation timeframes. Installing these culverts prior to the roadway construction protects area resources, accelerates adjacent road construction, and facilitates the next phase of scheduled improvement projects.

Construction is expected to begin in October. Work is scheduled for completion in early 2019.

What's Next

Upcoming Road Work Bidding Opportunity

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 Thursday, October 18, 2018 at the Mount Pleasant Village Hall, Auditorium, 8811 Campus Drive, Mount Pleasant, WI 53406

Bid let: November 13, 2018

Local Monthly Update

The next local monthly update meeting for the Foxconn project will take place on Monday, October 15, 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.    

WisDOT Public Involvement Meeting Scheduled

You are invited to a Public Involvement Meeting regarding improvements to County KR between County H and Old Green Bay Road. Information will also be available regarding other Wisconn Valley development roadway improvements and the I-94 North-South Freeway Project.

When: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Where: Village and Town of Somers, Village Hall, 511 12th Street Kenosha, WI 53144

Objective: Gather public input and provide project updates. The meeting will follow an open house format.

If you require an interpreter or translator, you may request one at least three working days prior to the meeting via the Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay System (Dial 711).

Interesting Facts

  • 2,613 Wisconsin workers have been a part of road projects in the Wisconn Valley area
  • 278 communities throughout Wisconsin a represented on Wisconn Valley road improvement projects
  • Wisconn Valley road improvement projects have workers in 61 of Wisconsin's 72 counties
  • At least 26 percent of the workers are minorities, women and/or veterans for Wisconn Valley road projects
Workforce Participation

Bid Opportunities

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.

Recent Announcements

Press Releases

Foxconn Kicks Off Fall 2018 Wisconsin College Career Fair Recruitment Program with "Foxconn Day" at UW-Milwaukee

Foxconn makes first round of visits to colleges and universities as it accelerates efforts to hire 13,000 employees in Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI – Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) today announced a university and college recruitment program to employ Wisconsin college students, beginning with a "Foxconn Day" career and hiring information session at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. "Foxconn Day" and the 2018 Fall College Career Fair drive will connect college students to job openings at Foxconn through face-to-face sessions between Foxconn staff, students and academic faculty. Foxconn will be visiting nine, possibly more, higher education institutions throughout Wisconsin, making appearances at college career fairs to recruit, interview, and hire current undergraduate and graduate students interested in full-time and internship opportunities with the company.

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FOXCONN BONUS: Governor Walker Celebrates Strategic Agreements between Foxconn, the Ginseng Board of Wisconsin, and Central Wisconsin Ginseng Producers

WAUSAU – Governor Scott Walker today joined Foxconn Health Technology Business Group (Foxconn) officials and members of the Ginseng Board of Wisconsin to celebrate the new strategic agreements for Foxconn to purchase Wisconsin-grown American ginseng. The partnership will help grow Wisconsin's ginseng industry by: continuing to sell ginseng globally, creating innovative ways to farm ginseng, marketing ginseng as a health supplement, and creating an opportunity for the University of Wisconsin- Madison and the UW Carbone Cancer Center to engage in research surrounding the health benefits of ginseng.

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Foxconn to Grow Wisconsin-based Ginseng Brand and Boost Ginseng Research and Market Development

Signs partnership agreement to support local jobs, Wisconsin's ginseng industry and American ginseng market

Sets up joint venture for sales and development of American ginseng in China

Wausau, WI – Foxconn Health Technology Business Group (Foxconn) today signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the Ginseng Board of Wisconsin (GBW) and Hsu's Ginseng, the largest supplier of American ginseng in the United States, to jointly develop Wisconsin's ginseng industry and grow Foxconn's newly-established Wisconsin-based ginseng brand, Hong Seng. Foxconn's partnership with the ginseng industry in Wisconsin will support hundreds of local jobs across the supply chain and boost the availability of American ginseng, which is known for its health benefits and is consumed around the world.

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From the News

Foxconn pays visit to UW-Stout Taiwanese electronics firm among 400-plus companies at school's career fair

September 26, 2018

By Ben Rueter, Leader-Telegram

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Tech upgrades for autonomous vehicles to aid Foxconn are part of widening plans for I-94

September 24, 2018

By Lee Bergquist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Foxconn plan for downtown Green Bay innovation center in Watermark building take shape

September 22, 2018

By Jeff Bollier, Green Bay Press-Gazette

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Foxconn establishing process for local supply chain

Company expects other manufacturers will use vendor readiness program

September 20, 2018

By Arthur Thomas, BizTimes

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Foxconn invests in Wisconsin ginseng

September 20, 2018

By Journal Times staff 

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Foxconn Committed to Wisconsin Development

September 18, 2018

By Liz Holbrook, WSAU

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Foxconn releases 'sneak peek' video of campus

September 18, 2018

By Adam Rogan, Journal Times 

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Foxconn to hire "a few hundred" employees within three months

Company visiting college campuses over next few weeks

September 17, 2018

By Arthur Thomas, BizTimes

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Seeking future employees: Foxconn kicks off 'Fall College Career Fair' with stop at UWM

September 17, 2018

By Jonathon Gregg, Fox6

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Journal Times editorial: Foxconn gives Downtown Racine new life

September 16, 2018

By The Journal Times Editorial Board 

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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.