Pushing dirt on Foxconn land

Bulldozers began clearing some dirt on the south side of Braun Road in Mount Pleasant to make way for the Foxconn Technology Group development.

RACINE COUNTY — Eleven Racine County companies are among the 28 that will share $100 million for the first phase of site development work for Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park.

On Monday, Foxconn Technology Group and its general contractor, M+W/Gilbane, announced a list of the subcontractors selected to conduct site development work for the Wisconn Valley project, the Taiwanese company’s future advanced display fabrication facility and research and development campus in Mount Pleasant. All but one of the 28 companies named are based in Wisconsin; the other is based in Illinois. The contracts awarded have a total value of $100 million.

“We are proud to continue to deliver on our ‘Wisconsin First’ commitment through our partnership with companies across the state,” stated Louis Woo, special assistant to Foxconn founder and CEO Terry Gou. Woo said Foxconn looks forward to partnering with additional Wisconsin companies as it builds toward creating 13,000 jobs on its Wisconn Valley campus.

The Racine County companies that have received contracts for first-phase site development work:

  • A.W. Oakes & Sons, Racine, for aggregate and earthwork
  • Case Construction Equipment, Racine, for equipment rental
  • Environmental Control, Raymond, for erosion control
  • Fabick CAT Racine Rentals, Mount Pleasant, for equipment rental
  • George Schroeder Trucking, Town of Burlington
  • Hribar Corp., Mount Pleasant, for equipment rental
  • Kapur & Associates, Burlington, for surveying
  • Metro Security & Public Safety, Racine, for site security
  • Otter Sales and Service, Burlington, for equipment rental
  • Pac-Van, Yorkville, for support trailers
  • Super Aggregates, Town of Waterford, for aggregate

In addition, Payne & Dolan of Waukesha, which owns the quarry at Douglas Avenue, Three Mile Road and Charles Street, received a contract for asphalt paving.

500,000 hours of site work

The 28 companies selected are expected to draw their direct and indirect workforce from about 60 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties. The site development work includes erosion control, mass excavation, storm water management and testing work. This phase of the construction project will require 500,000 hours of work on site and create 800 direct and indirect jobs.

“Wisconsin is noted for its skilled employee base, and we are fortunate to be able to work with a talented workforce from dozens of Wisconsin business on this exciting project,” stated Adam Jelen, senior vice president at Gilbane. “We are pleased to be bringing together some of the best and the brightest from all over the state to work on a project that will help transform the Wisconsin economy.”

The companies selected include minority-owned, women-owned and veteran-owned business enterprises, including Kapur & Associates, which is minority-owned.


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