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Foxconn Selects Construction Manager for Smart Manufacturing Center and High-Performance Computing Data Center

Additional construction manager hired to build two new additional Foxconn facilities at Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park

By - Sep 18th, 2019 10:10 am

Milwaukee, WI – Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) today announced that it has selected Mortenson to serve as Construction Manager (CM) for upcoming projects at the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park (WVSTP). Mortenson’s Wisconsin team will work with Foxconn to build both a Smart Manufacturing Center (SMC) and a High-Performance Computing Data Center (HPCDC).

“Foxconn is happy to announce this new partnership with Mortenson, who for the last 30 years, has been constructing landmark facilities throughout the state,” said Joe Lambke, Operations Director for Foxconn’s Wisconsin Data Center. “As Foxconn develops the WVSTP, anchored by the nearly 1,000,000-square-foot Gen 6 Fab, we are excited to begin the next phases of this project with facilities that will support smart manufacturing, AI initiatives, high-performance computing and more.”

Separate from the Gen 6 Fab, Foxconn plans to build a 260,000-square-foot SMC located in Area 1 of the WVSTP. The SMC will be a high-mix, low-to-medium volume production facility that primarily manufactures components for server racks. In addition, Foxconn continues to evaluate additional design options for a HPCDC that meets the needs of the company, as well as the needs of business, academic and community partners.

“As Foxconn continues to grow in Wisconsin, we are committed to delivering their SMC and HPCDC,” said Jeff Gruhn, Director of Project Development for Mortenson’s Wisconsin office. “As we begin construction, we will be focused on positively impacting our community through the Wisconsin First approach. Our goal is to maximize participation from both local and diverse companies on each of these projects.”

Combined, the SMC and HPCDC will add to the list of Foxconn facilities either constructed, or currently constructed at the WVSTP including the Multipurpose Building, Power Substation and Gen 6 Fab. Businesses interested in applying for competitive bids packages with Mortenson for SMC and HPCDC projects are asked to monitor wisconnvalley.wi.gov for upcoming opportunities.

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

About Mortenson

Mortenson is a U.S.-based, top-20 builder, developer, and engineering services provider serving the commercial, institutional, and energy sectors. Mortenson’s expanding portfolio of integrated services helps its customers move their strategies forward, ensuring their investments result in high-performing assets. The result is a turnkey partner, fully invested in the business success of its customers.

Founded in 1954, Mortenson has operations across the U.S. with offices in Chicago, Denver, Fargo, Iowa City, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Portland, San Antonio, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.

Mortenson has been a staple in Wisconsin for over 30 years working with customers including Kohler Co.pany, Advocate Aurora Health, Marquette University, Milwaukee School of Engineering, the Milwaukee Bucks, and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Mortenson’s Wisconsin team includes 250 craft workers and professional team members. For additional information, visit www.mortenson.com.

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