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Construction continues for Foxconn Advanced Manufacturing Campus in Wisconsin
Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) is moving forward with the next steps in construction of its Gen6 advanced manufacturing facility in the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Racine County, Wisconsin.
In a media statement, the company said construction is scheduled to begin this summer, with production slated for fourth quarter of 2020. The initial Gen6 facility will manufacture LCD screens for use in a variety of product applications, including vertical solutions for industries such as education, medical and healthcare, entertainment and sports, security, and smart cities. In the press release, Dr. Louis Woo, special assistant to Foxconn Founder and CEO Terry Gou said, “Our commitment from day one has been to establish a winning formula for Foxconn and for Wisconsin. We continue to expand our presence around the state, create jobs, and deepen our partnerships while innovating and adapting to meet changing market needs. We’re investing in Wisconsin because we know manufacturing here is going to drive even greater success and growth for Foxconn and for the community.” The company has so far awarded 95% of construction contracts of the new Wisconsin campus to Wisconsin companies and 13% to minority, veteran, and women-owned businesses.