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
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.”
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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