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Foxconn Issues Request for Proposals for Upgrades and Modernization of Company’s North American Corporate Headquarters in Downtown Milwaukee

Office Will Serve as Important Link to Innovation Centers Across Wisconsin, Play Vital Role in Talent Recruitment and Development Efforts, and Showcase the Vibrant AI 8K+5G Ecosystem that Foxconn is Building

By - Jul 25th, 2018 09:26 am
Foxconn's North American. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

Foxconn’s North American. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

Milwaukee, WI – Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) announced today it has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for architects and engineers to provide design services to modernize and enhance its North American corporate headquarters at 611 E. Wisconsin Ave. in Downtown Milwaukee.

“Beginning the RFP process on our North American corporate headquarters is an important step forward in Foxconn’s progress in Wisconsin,” said Dr. Alan Yeung, Director of U.S. Strategic Initiatives for Foxconn. “We are looking for a firm that will support our vision for this key facility and provide design possibilities for the building that both showcase Foxconn’s continuing innovation in leading-edge technologies that AI 8K+5G will enable and the continued development of the transformational Wisconn Valley project.”

Dr. Yeung continued, “With its own innovation center, our Milwaukee headquarters will help us connect entrepreneurs and startups with the advanced technology being developed and produced at the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park campus in Mount Pleasant. The headquarters will also serve a vital role in linking our Mount Pleasant campus with our other statewide innovation centers and potential supply chain partners across Wisconsin. Recruitment will be a key focus of employees working at the headquarters as Foxconn strives to attract the best and brightest talent to work for the company. To make that recruitment successful, we need a state-of-the-art facility as our headquarters. The 611 is a great building in a great location in a great city, and we want to enhance and modernize it for the future.”

The seven-story 611 building is approximately 145,000 square feet, sits on two acres and was purchased by Foxconn from Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. in June. About 500 personnel will work from the facility.

Dr. Yeung said that Wisconsin architectural and engineering firms will be given preference in the RFP process. He added, “Foxconn is committed to our ‘Wisconsin First’ approach, which gives priority to companies with a strong track record and operations in Wisconsin. We look forward to our continued partnership with companies around the state as we collaborate with the business community and other local stakeholders to realize our shared goal of contributing to Wisconsin’s transformation into a global hub for high-tech companies.”

The RFP on the North American headquarters focuses on providing services that include:

  • Sustainable design features
  • Building improvements required for multi-tenant occupancy
  • “Smart Building” alternatives
  • Implementing energy efficiency components
  • Renovation or build-out of workspaces
  • Improvements to “refresh” building finishes and work environment
  • Lighting alternatives (architectural and security)
  • Interior and exterior signage

Final selection of the chosen firm is expected to take place in September, with work slated to begin later that month. In addition to work on the North American headquarters, the selected firm may be considered for work on other Foxconn projects in Wisconsin.

The Downtown Milwaukee building is one of three Foxconn locations across Wisconsin in addition to the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Mount Pleasant. Foxconn also has announced plans to establish offices in both Eau Claire and Green Bay.

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. 27 on the 2017 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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3 thoughts on “Foxconn Issues Request for Proposals for Upgrades and Modernization of Company’s North American Corporate Headquarters in Downtown Milwaukee”

  1. Terry says:

    How much more will we have to pay for this on top of the 4.5 Billion we already have to pay to have FoxCON to “invest” OUR OWN damn money??!

    Dump Walker
    Dump FoxCON

  2. LenaTaylorNeedsToResign says:

    Amazing how day after day we see this deal paying amazing dividends for the citizens of Wisconsin. Can you imagine the coverage of this had it been signed by a Democratic Governor?? We’d be seeing stories in every major media outlet (well, if there are any left) of lives being changed, new hires, etc. etc.

    In the end though, what matters is Wisconsin forward which Governor Walker and the Legislature are doing splendidly.

  3. Terry says:

    @ScottWalkerNeedsToResign, meanwhile back in reality…those of us up north don’t get jack shit from the FoxCON disaster, nothing except higher taxes, crumbling roads, defunded and crumbling schools, polluted air and water all while poverty rates hit 30 year highs in Career Politician Scott Walker’s slave wage, Big Corporate sellout version of Wisconsin. And just think, all we had to do was let a Career Politician with ZERO business experience, who has never worked a single day in his entire life in the private sector (too busy mooching off taxpayers and living high on the hog off Big Government in Madison) to hand 4.5 Billion of our and our children’s money to a CHINESE company! What a deal maker!

    Dump Walker 2018

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