For Immediate Release
June 19, 2019
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Just under one year from the ceremonial groundbreaking on the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park, foundation work for Foxconn’s 988,999 square-foot Gen6 Fab facility begins
Mount Pleasant, WI – Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) and its construction manager, Gilbane | Exyte today began the concrete foundations and footing pour for the 988,999 square-foot Generation 6 Fabrication (Gen6 Fab) manufacturing facility at the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Wisconsin. This major milestone comes just under one year from the ceremonial groundbreaking for the Park. In the coming weeks and months, thousands of trucks will pour approximately 65,000 cubic yards of concrete at Pad A of Area 1, helping create the first and only thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal display (TFT-LCD) advanced manufacturing facility in North America.
The start of foundation work represents one of several recent major milestones for the project. Earlier this week, Foxconn provided a first look at images of the planned fabrication facility through detailed diagrams and renderings tendered to the Village of Mount Pleasant Plan Commission as part of the local approval process. In recent months, Foxconn announced contract awards for site utilities and roadways, as well as the foundation work now underway, and issued invitations to bid on dozens of other packages for ongoing work at the park.
“Today marks another milestone for Foxconn in Wisconsin,” said Dr. Louis Woo, Special Assistant to Foxconn Founder Terry Gou. “The installation of foundations and footings comes after months of careful planning and preparation, which demonstrates Foxconn’s concrete commitment to advanced manufacturing in Wisconsin. We are incredibly proud of the significant progress that Foxconn has made in Wisconsin in just one year, and we look forward to continued progress towards Q4 2020.”
Gen6 foundations and footings will be poured within Area 1 of the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park known as Pad A. This building footprint rests upon an engineered-base that stretches approx. 1,000,000 square-feet, or approximately 17 football fields.
“Preparation involved approximately 1,000 acres of site work and 250 pieces of heavy earth moving equipment from across the State,” said Peter Buck, Executive Director of the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park. “At nearly one truck per minute and at peak, 1,000 loads per day, dedicated excavation crews moved enough soil that could wrap around the equator of the earth if piled into one-foot cubes.”
Ongoing concrete pours for foundations and footings are scheduled to occur throughout the summer as weather permits and additional announcements regarding vertical construction will be released as it occurs. Information regarding current bid opportunities for the project and bid awards at the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park to date can be found at: https://wisconnvalley.wi.gov/Pages/ScienceTechPark.aspx.
Companies interested in receiving information regarding ongoing bid opportunities are encouraged to sign up at https://foxconn-construction.gilbaneco.com/