Foxconn Begins Concrete Foundation Pour for Gen6 Fab Manufacturing Facility
Just under one year from the ceremonial groundbreaking on the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park, foundation work for Foxconn’s 988,999 square-foot Gen6 Fab facility begins
Mount Pleasant, WI – Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) and its construction manager, Gilbane | Exyte today began the concrete foundations and footing pour for the 988,999 square-foot Generation 6 Fabrication (Gen6 Fab) manufacturing facility at the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Wisconsin. This major milestone comes just under one year from the ceremonial groundbreaking for the Park. In the coming weeks and months, thousands of trucks will pour approximately 65,000 cubic yards of concrete at Pad A of Area 1, helping create the first and only thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal display (TFT-LCD) advanced manufacturing facility in North America.
The start of foundation work represents one of several recent major milestones for the project. Earlier this week, Foxconn provided a first look at images of the planned fabrication facility through detailed diagrams and renderings tendered to the Village of Mount Pleasant Plan Commission as part of the local approval process. In recent months, Foxconn announced contract awards for site utilities and roadways, as well as the foundation work now underway, and issued invitations to bid on dozens of other packages for ongoing work at the park.
Gen6 foundations and footings will be poured within Area 1 of the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park known as Pad A. This building footprint rests upon an engineered-base that stretches approx. 1,000,000 square-feet, or approximately 17 football fields.
“Preparation involved approximately 1,000 acres of site work and 250 pieces of heavy earth moving equipment from across the State,” said Peter Buck, Executive Director of the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park. “At nearly one truck per minute and at peak, 1,000 loads per day, dedicated excavation crews moved enough soil that could wrap around the equator of the earth if piled into one-foot cubes.”
Ongoing concrete pours for foundations and footings are scheduled to occur throughout the summer as weather permits and additional announcements regarding vertical construction will be released as it occurs. Information regarding current bid opportunities for the project and bid awards at the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park to date can be found at: https://wisconnvalley.wi.gov/Pages/ScienceTechPark.aspx.
Companies interested in receiving information regarding ongoing bid opportunities are encouraged to sign up at https://foxconn-construction.gilbaneco.com/
About Foxconn Technology Group
Established in 1974, Foxconn Technology Group (“Foxconn”), is the global leader in manufacturing services for the computer, communication, and consumer electronics (3C) industry. A multinational company headquartered in Taiwan, Foxconn offers many of the leading U.S. and international companies in electronics a one-stop integrated manufacturing solution. Foxconn generated total annual revenue of $158 billion in 2017 and was ranked No. 24 on the 2018 Fortune magazine Global 500. The company has facilities in Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
Foxconn is leveraging the potential of cloud computing, mobile devices, the Internet of Things, Big Data, artificial intelligence, networks, and robotics and automation, in its transformation as a leading high-tech enterprise and industrial Internet company. The company has research centers and testing laboratories internationally and has received more than 83,500 patents worldwide. In addition to maximizing value creation for customers, Foxconn is also dedicated to enhancing the concept of environmental sustainability in the manufacturing process and serving as a best-practices model for global enterprises.
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