Foxconn Technology Group and its construction manager Gilbane | Exyte announced Thursday the five Wisconsin-based sub-contractors who are set to immediately commence construction at its Gen6 advanced manufacturing campus . The contracts carry a combined total value of $34 million and include work on utilities and roadways on site.

Awarded sub-contractors include:
  • Giles Engineering Associates Inc – Waukesha
  • Staff Electric Company Inc. – Menomonee Falls
  • Hoffman Construction Company – Black River Falls
  • A.W. Oakes & Sons, Inc. – Racine
  • Payne & Dolan, Inc. – Waukesha

“Foxconn is proud to announce these successful Wisconsin based subcontractors who will help make the Gen6 facility a reality,” said Dr. Woo. “This investment will continue to provide new economic development to the local community and throughout the state . Our Wisconsin First approach guides how we conduct business in the Badger state, and we look forward to having a positive impact on a range of industries and sectors in the community. This is only the beginning.”

Local leaders celebrated the announcement, with Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave, Village of Mount Pleasant President David DeGroot and RCEDC Executive Director Jenny Trick issuing the following joint statement :

“Today’s announcement is another significant step forward toward LCD displays being manufactured right here in Racine County. To-date, Foxconn and Gilbane | Exyte have more than delivered on their commitment to putting ‘Wisconsin First’ in hiring contractors for work related to Wisconn Valley Science & Technology Park. We look forward to the opportunities the additional bid packages and information sessions will provide for even more Racine County and Wisconsin contractors to play a role in this transformative project.”

Read more about this announcement in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
In addition to Foxconn's announcement of awarded bids for utilities and roadway work, the company also announced that it will be issuing initial bid packages for the construction of the Gen6 fabrication facility and ancillary buildings in May 2019 .

Contractor information sessions have been scheduled for:
  • April 3 at Gateway Technical College's SC Johnson iMET Center in Sturtevant
  • April 10 at the MATC TRUAX Campus in Madison
  • April 17 at the Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire
  • April 18 at the Northwest Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay

Advanced registration is required . For more information about each session and to RSVP, click here . Companies interested in receiving information regarding bid opportunities are encouraged to sign up here .
Recently, Mount Pleasant Village President David DeGroot shared his perspective on the future of the Village and what Foxconn's recently announced plans mean for the community.

" The announcement certifies what will soon be happening in Racine County. LCD panels will be made in North America — and, more specifically, the Village of Mount Pleasant — by the end of 2020. From our village to around the globe, LCD screens will be made for industries like healthcare, education and smart cities ," said DeGroot.

"There’s a lot of work that will need to be done to make it happen, and we’re excited about that too. Foxconn is moving rapidly to advance the construction contracts for site utilities and roadways. In fact, we anticipate we will see site and building plans for the Gen6 facility and ancillary campus buildings in the coming weeks."

Read more from David DeGroot in the Racine Journal Times .

On April 3 , WEDC and Gilbane | Exyte will hold an information session for construction-related businesses in Sturtevant at Gateway Technical College's SC Johnson iMET Center from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Parking and shuttle services will be at Marcus Renaissance Cinema, 10411 Washington Ave.

On April 10 , WEDC and Gilbane | Exyte will hold an information session for construction-related businesses in Madison at MATC's Truax Campus (1701 Wright Street) from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

On April 15 , Village of Mount Pleasant officials and project partners will host a monthly Foxconn Project Briefing at 6:00 p.m. in Ebe Auditorium at Mount Pleasant Village Hall (8811 Campus Drive, Mount Pleasant).

On April 17 , WEDC and Gilbane | Exyte will hold an information session for construction-related businesses in Eau Claire at Chippewa Valley Technical College (2320 Alpine Road) from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

On April 18 , WEDC and Gilbane | Exyte will hold an information session for construction-related businesses in Green Bay at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (2740 W. Mason Street) from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Upcoming meetings and events can be found in the  event calendar  on our website, .