Foxconn to Break Ground on Advanced Manufacturing Campus Phase of Wisconn Valley Science & Technology Park
Initial phase of Gen6 LCD plant to begin production in the 4th quarter of 2020
Village of Mount Pleasant, WI – Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) today announced the next steps in construction of its Gen6 advanced manufacturing facility in the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Racine County, Wisconsin. The next phases of construction will begin by Summer 2019 and the facility will begin production in the 4th quarter of 2020.
“Our commitment from day one has been to establish a winning formula for Foxconn and for Wisconsin,” said Dr. Louis Woo, Special Assistant to Foxconn Founder and CEO Terry Gou. “We continue to expand our presence around the state, create jobs, and deepen our partnerships while innovating and adapting to meet changing market needs. We’re investing in Wisconsin because we know manufacturing here is going to drive even greater success and growth for Foxconn and for the community.”
The initial Gen6 facility will manufacture LCD screens for use in a variety of product applications, including vertical solutions for industries such as education, medical and healthcare, entertainment and sports, security, and smart cities. The plant is expected to begin production in the 4th quarter of 2020.
Foxconn will be taking several key steps in the coming months. By April 1, Foxconn will announce the awards for two bid packages:
- Bid Package 3A – Site Utilities
- Bid Package 3B – Site Roadways and Associated Storm Drainage
In addition, Foxconn will be issuing initial bid packages for construction of the Gen6 fabrication facility and ancillary buildings in May 2019.
In keeping with its “Wisconsin First” commitment, details of the bid packages and information about how contractors can participate will be shared at a series of information sessions, the first of which will be held on April 3 and April 10, 2019. Interested companies are encouraged to sign up at https://foxconn-construction.gilbaneco.com/ to receive information about the upcoming sessions.
“’Wisconsin First’ has been our commitment from the start and it has been evidenced in our construction hiring to-date,” said Woo. “It will continue to be our priority as we lay the groundwork for a significant manufacturing presence in Racine County, Wisconsin.”
To date, 95 percent of all contract value awarded for the construction of the Wisconn Valley Campus has gone to Wisconsin companies and 13 percent of contract value was to minority, veteran, and women-owned businesses.
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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