Foxconn Begins Vertical Construction for Gen6 Fab
Progress continues at Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park with precast panel installation, ongoing bid opportunities for project work
Mount Pleasant, WI – Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) and its construction manager, Gilbane | Exyte today announced the start of vertical construction of the company’s 993,460 square-foot Gen6 Fab at the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park. The company celebrated this major milestone in the construction of North America’s first and only TFT-LCD Gen6 Fab and supporting facilities after announcing the beginning of work on foundations and footings for the facility in June.
The start of vertical construction was marked today by the installation of the first of more than 400 precast panels, weighing up to 75,000 pounds each and measuring 14 inches in thickness and up to 48 feet in height. These precast panels will be erected utilizing two cranes and two crews to achieve the aggressive schedule of continued vertical construction.
Foxconn has awarded more than $175 million to date in total contract value for work at the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park, including the recent announcement of awards totaling $15 million to nine subcontractors in recent weeks. Work is ongoing towards the planned operational date for the facility next year, with several invitations to bid currently proceeding and more to be announced for both the Gen6 Fab facility and other buildings being constructed within the Park.
Information regarding these bid packages and all current bid opportunities for the project, as well as previous bid awards for work 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 a leading technological solution provider, that has leveraged its expertise in software and hardware to integrate its unique manufacturing systems with emerging technologies.
By capitalizing on its expertise in Cloud Computing, Mobile Devices, IoT, Big Data, AI, Smart Networks and Robotics/Automation, the Group has expanded capabilities in four key technologies – Data Tech, Analytics Tech, Platform Tech, and Operations Tech. 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.
In 2018, Foxconn achieved US$154 billion in revenue, and has received an array of international accolades and recognition. The company was ranked 24th in the Fortune Global 500 rankings in 2018 and 215th in the Forbes ranking of the World’s Best Employers that year. In 2019, the company was ranked 21st for Sales and was ranked 123rd overall in the Forbes Global 2000.