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RCEDC –
March 18, 2019
Foxconn Gilbane Information Session iMet Center

GILBANE BUILDING CO. AND EXYTE HOST INFORMATION SESSION IN STURTEVANT

Hundreds of contract workers gathered at Gateway Technical College's iMet Center for the first of several Foxconn Information Sessions on Wednesday, April 3rd. The informal seminar highlighted future contracts and the process to bid on them. Both Foxconn and Gilbane representatives spoke at the meeting and explained to local contract workers what to expect moving forward.

Similar information sessions will take place on the following dates:

  • April 10 - Madison
  • April 17 - Eau Claire
  • April 18 - Green Bay

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FOXCONN TO BREAK GROUND ON ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CAMPUS PHASE OF WISCONN VALLEY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PARK

Foxconn Technology Group will start the next construction phases by this summer and begin production in the fourth quarter of next year, the company announced Monday.

In a news release, the Taiwanese company laid out the next steps in construction of its “Gen6” advanced manufacturing facility in the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in southwest Mount Pleasant. From the start, Foxconn has promised to manufacture its liquid-crystal-display screens here, eventually creating as many as 13,000 jobs.

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PRESS RELEASE: LOCAL LEADERS LOOK FORWARD TO NEXT PHASE OF FOXCONN’S RACINE COUNTY ADVANCED MANUFACTURING PLANT

The following statements were issued regarding Foxconn’s plans for the construction of a Gen6 advanced manufacturing plant in the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Racine County, Wisconsin.

“Our region will soon be home to another world-class manufacturing facility. Even sooner than that, Foxconn will hold information sessions for contractors and hundreds of local construction and trades workers will be employed for this project. It’s an exciting time for the entire state.”

Executive Director Jenny Trick
Racine County Economic Development Corporation

“Today’s announcement sets in motion a tremendous amount of momentum. Foxconn will be manufacturing in Racine County – and soon. I am encouraged by and look forward to this next phase of continued growth and investment by Foxconn in our community.”

County Executive Jonathan Delagrave
Racine County

“This is a great day for Mount Pleasant. Soon, more employees will be coming to work right here in our great Village, manufacturing LCD displays for industries including healthcare, education and smart cities. I look forward to continuing to see the project site transformed as it becomes a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.”

President David DeGroot
Village of Mount Pleasant


FOXCONN ANNOUNCES UPDATES ON WISCONN VALLEY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PARK

Foxconn Technology Group issued the following statement detailing the most recent update on the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park

After productive discussions between the White House and the company, and after a personal conversation between President Donald J. Trump and Chairman Terry Gou, Foxconn is moving forward with our planned construction of a Gen 6 fab facility, which will be at the heart of the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park. This campus will serve both as an advanced manufacturing facility as well as a hub of high technology innovation for the region.

Our decision is also based on a recent comprehensive and systematic evaluation to help determine the best fit for our Wisconsin project among TFT technologies. We have undertaken the evaluation while simultaneously seeking to broaden our investment across Wisconsin far beyond our original plans to ensure the company, our workforce, the local community, and the state of Wisconsin will be positioned for long-term success.

We look forward to continuing to expand our investment in American talent in Wisconsin and the US.

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PRESS RELEASE: LOCAL LEADERS APPLAUD ANNOUNCEMENT OF GENERATION 6 ADVANCED MANUFACTURING FACILITY AT MOUNT PLEASANT CAMPUS

The following joint statement was issued by Village of Mount Pleasant President David DeGroot, City of Racine Mayor Cory Mason, Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave and Jenny Trick, Executive Director of the Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC) regarding the announcement that Foxconn has determined which technology it will manufacture in Racine County:

We welcome today’s announcement that Foxconn has determined the LCD/TFT technology it will build at its advanced manufacturing campus in the Village of Mount Pleasant. We look forward to working with Foxconn as it advances its Generation 6 manufacturing facility, including its ongoing construction of manufacturing, assembly and research facilities in 2019. Foxconn has confirmed to us that it will host information sessions in April for the next round of construction. It will also commence work on the Gen6 Fab facility, along with completing work on the campus facilities it shared earlier this week, over the next 18 months. We remain committed to ensuring that Foxconn’s investment in our community will bring unparalleled economic development, job growth and enhanced quality of life for those in Racine County and throughout Wisconsin.

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"SMART CITIES - SMART FUTURES" COMPETITION DREW HUNDREDS OF SUBMISSIONS

Foxconn Technology Group recently announced that it received 325 submissions from students, faculty, and staff from throughout Wisconsin for the first round of its "Smart Cities — Smart Futures" competition. The initiative, which encourages the sharing of fresh ideas and unconventional thinking, saw entrants suggest ideas that use technology to address education, healthcare, transportation, and housing challenges. A panel of 50 judges has been selected from Wisconsin universities and colleges to evaluate submissions. Up to 100 winners will be selected and announced on or before December 11, 2018.

SUPPLIER READINESS SESSIONS

A total of 9 Supplier Readiness Sessions were held in the past few weeks with over 700 attendees. The sessions were very well received as attendees expressed their appreciation for the specific information shared about the Foxconn supply chain as well as the broader Industry 4.0+ trends facing manufacturers.

<a class="btn btn-primary" data-cke-saved-href="https://www.wisconnvalleycenter.com/smartcities_submissions/" href="https://www.wisconnvalleycenter.com/smartcities_submissions/" target="_blank" _blank"="">More events will take place in the future that will leverage digital communication channels to update businesses on statewide resources to help improve productivity and increase global competitiveness. We encourage everyone who attended as well as any companies who may have not attended the Supplier sessions to register on wisupplychainmarketplace.com.

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FOXCONN IN WISCONSIN

  • Committed to hiring 3,000 veterans
  • Jobs available now: foxconnjobs.us
  • Job seekers can apply to jobs directly or join talent communities in Milwaukee, Racine, Green Bay and Eau Claire to share résumés and exchange information with recruiters.

COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT

  • Foxconn is investing $30 million in zero liquid discharge (ZLD) technology for its facility, virtually eliminating the discharge of manufacturing process wastewater.
  • Foxconn must restore wetlands at a 2:1 ratio, more than the 1.2:1 ratio other companies are normally required to mitigate.
  • The company paid more than $2 million into the Wisconsin Wetlands Conservation Trust In-Lieu Fee program for wetland mitigation.
  • An independent study found the Village of Mount Pleasant stormwater ordinance is sufficient to address runoff rates and volumes.

What does it mean for our community?

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FOXCONN PURCHASES DOWNTOWN RACINE PROPERTY TO SUPPORT "SMART CITY" INITIATIVES ACROSS WISCONSIN

Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) announced on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, the purchase of One Main Centre in downtown Racine, WI for the development of Foxconn Place Racine and Wisconn Valley Innovation Center. Located at One Main Street, Foxconn Place Racine will encompass a state-of-the-art co-working space and become a model for smart city pilot programs that leverage and reflect the transformational technologies to be built and enabled by Foxconn. Together with the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park at Mount Pleasant, the center will connect businesses and higher education institutions within the region to help create an AI 8K+5G ecosystem in Wisconsin.

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FOXCONN WISCONN VALLEY SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY PARK DEVELOPMENT VIDEO

 

The heart of Foxconn's $10 Billion investment in Wisconsin will be the 3000-acre Wisconn Valley Science & Technology Park in Racine County. This *video is a great look at how the property will evolve into a global technology ecosystem in the coming years. #wisconnvalley

*The video illustrates how Foxconn Technology Group's Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in the Village of Mount Pleasant may appear upon completion.

 

Foxconn Going Vertical


FOXCONN GOES VERTICAL: CEREMONY MARKS THE FIRST WALLS GOING UP

After weeks of clearing and pushing dirt, the first vertical panels for a multipurpose building have been placed on the Foxconn Technology Group project area in Mount Pleasant.

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FOXCONN BREAKS GROUND ON WISCONSIN VALLEY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PARK

6.28.18, Foxconn formally broke ground on the Wisconsin Valley Science and Technology Park in Mount Pleasant. The groundbreaking was marked with a ceremony featuring President Donald J. Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan, and Governor Scott Walker. To see what some local leaders said about the groundbreaking, click here.

 

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