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Update: Foxconn Names Lead Contractors for Racine County Campus

M+W Gilbane has been chosen as general contractor for the massive Foxconn flat panel display manufacturing campus in Wisconsin.

March 20, 2018

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, in partnership with M+W | Gilbane and the state’s regional economic development organizations, has posted instructions for Wisconsin contractors who are interested in working on the $10 billion Foxconn Project. Companies should go to the WisconnValley.wi.gov website to register with M+W Gilbane who is overseeing the project. The website also lists dates for informal meetings in 12 Wisconsin areas where by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, in partnership with M+W | Gilbane and the state’s regional economic development organizations, will provide subcontractors, suppliers and vendors with details explaining how they can win work on the project.

M+W Gilbane has been chosen as general contractor for the massive Foxconn flat panel display manufacturing campus in Wisconsin.

CH2M and The Sigma Group will serve as the lead contractors and designers.

The $10 billion manufacturing center's construction will use M+W Gilbane, a joint venture between Gilbane Building Company and M+W Group, for construction management, budgets and bid development.

CH2M Companies, subsidiary of Jacobs Engineering Group, will handle engineering and architecture services such as planning and environmental permitting. The Sigma Group will provide environmental consulting and engineering services.

Foxconn said that it would begin construction of the campus within the next 60 days.

"The three companies all have strong ties to Wisconsin and will begin to work within the next 60 days to hire construction workers to support phase one of the project, which will create 13,000 jobs in Wisconsin and thousands more jobs through construction and the extensive supply chain supporting this project," Foxconn said in the release.

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Foxconn has made a request to draw 7 million gallons a day from Lake Michigan. However, WTTW.com reports that the Foxconn request violates the Great Lakes Compact, formed in 2008 by states surrounding the Great Lakes to ensure lake waters will be managed and used responsibly, and to prevent large diversions of water from the lakes.

Because only 1 percent of Great Lakes water is renewable every year by rain and snowmelt, concerns are being voiced about how Foxconn will treat its wastewater. Other groups are asking if the Racine area's infrastructure can handle the large volume of water Foxconn wants to draw, and how will Foxconn affect wetlands. As it stands now, Foxconn will not be required to submit a state environmental impact statement or provide protection for wetlands.

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