Foxconn: Vertical construction and steel placement underway at smart manufacturing center in Wisconsin

Mount Pleasant, WI – Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) and its construction manager for the Smart Manufacturing Center (SMC), Mortenson, today announced vertical construction and steel placement is underway for the company’s nearly 260,000-square-foot SMC at the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park (WVSTP). The purpose of the SMC is to further attract business partnerships within the WVSTP, driving job creation and economic development. 

The 296,000 square foot SMC will be a multi-faceted manufacturing facility that will manufacture and assemble components for enterprise servers and racks. In addition, the center will host a second-floor mezzanine to house support staff and meeting spaces. The vertical construction consists of 169 precast concrete panels from Waukesha, Wisconsin – some measuring as high as 38 feet along with 3,794 steel members fabricated in Wisconsin. These phases of construction follow the announcement of Foxconn’s SMC Bid Package #1 totaling $20 million, which to date brings Foxconn’s total investment at the WVSTP to nearly $372 million. 

“From the beginning, the core focus of the WVSTP has been about creating a high-tech ecosystem that drives business for Foxconn and in turn, leaving a positive impact on the Wisconsin economy with jobs and investment,” said a spokesperson from Foxconn. “In addition to advanced manufacturing, Foxconn will continue to invest in other technologies like Big Data, High-Performance Computing, Smart Networks, and Industrial Artificial Intelligence, collaborating with universities in the Wisconsin area, to build the next generation of business leaders. The vertical construction at the SMC demonstrates how Foxconn remains committed to the Wisconsin community, making business decisions based on timing that positions the company and its Wisconsin employees for long-term success.”

Information regarding these bid packages and all current bid opportunities for the project, as well as previous bid awards for work at the WVSTP to date, can be found at:

Businesses interested in applying for competitive bid packages with Mortenson for Foxconn’s Smart Manufacturing Center (SMC) and High-Performance Computing Data Center (HPCDC) should visit for upcoming opportunities and register at

Students, recent college graduates, job-seekers and veterans interested in pursuing careers in fields such as high-performance computing, smart manufacturing, industrial big data, cloud computing, smart display, and industrial artificial intelligence are invited to visit to learn more.


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$175 billion in revenue, and has received an array of international accolades and recognition. The company was ranked 23rd 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 Company, 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