Foxconn selects construction manager for two facilities

Freeman Staff

Sept. 19, 2019

MILWAUKEE — Foxconn Technology Group announced Wednesday that it has selected Mortenson to serve as construction manager (CM) for upcoming projects at the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park (WVSTP). Mortenson’s Wisconsin team will work with Foxconn to build both a Smart Manufacturing Center (SMC) and a High-Performance Computing Data Center (HPCDC).

“Foxconn is happy to announce this new partnership with Mortenson, who for the last 30 years, has been constructing landmark facilities throughout the state,” said Joe Lambke, operations director for Foxconn’s Wisconsin Data Center. “As Foxconn develops the WVSTP, anchored by the nearly 1,000,000-square-foot Gen 6 Fab, we are excited to begin the next phases of this project with facilities that will support smart manufacturing, AI initiatives, high-performance computing and more.”

Separate from the Gen 6 Fab, Foxconn plans to build a 260,000-square-foot SMC located in Area 1 of the WVSTP. The SMC will be a high-mix, low-to-medium volume production facility that primarily manufactures components for server racks. In addition, Foxconn continues to evaluate additional design options for a HPCDC that meets the needs of the company, as well as the needs of business, academic and community partners.

“As Foxconn continues to grow in Wisconsin, we are committed to delivering their SMC and HPCDC,” said Jeff Gruhn, director of Project Development for Mortenson’s Wisconsin office. “As we begin construction, we will be focused on positively impacting our community through the Wisconsin First approach. Our goal is to maximize participation from both local and diverse companies on each of these projects.”

Businesses interested in applying for competitive bids packages with Mortenson for SMC and HPCDC projects should watch for upcoming opportunities.