On Friday, April 13, 2018, several business owners and independent construction companies attended an informational session at Nicolet Area Technical College to learn about the construction process of the new Foxconn campus.
Within the next two months, the giant tech supplier is scheduled to begin phase one of construction on its thousand-acre land in Southern Wisconsin. The General Contractor, Gilbane Construction Company is calling on local independent companies throughout the state to help ensure the project is as transparent as possible.
Senior Vice President for the Gilbane branch in Milwaukee, Adam Jelen, says it’s important that local contractors play an important role in this construction process. “The main goal is to make sure there are strong communications on the discipline process on how to get involved on this monumental project," Adam shared.
According to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), the Foxconn project is expected to create about 10-thousand direct construction jobs and 6-thousand indirect jobs each year over the next four years.
Steve Daigle, President of Daigle Brothers, provides steel to construction firms throughout the state and plans on putting in a bid to work with Gilbane. He attended the information session in hope to learn about qualifications and the submission process. "Since we provided the steel on this building (Nicolet Area Technical College) I figured we could be a part of the deal at Foxconn,” Steve said.
For Wisconsin companies looking to get more information on the details of the building process, Representatives from WEDC will provide updates on opportunities as they become available. For a complete listing of information sessions happening in your area, visit https://wisconnvalley.wi.gov.
Bids for the first round of work are due at 5 p.m., April 16. Scope review and bid awards are scheduled to take place from April 18 to April 20.