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Foxconn names 37 contractors for construction of first building (UPDATE)

Foxconn Technology Group named 37 contractors on Tuesday that will be helping put up the first building at the company’s manufacturing site in Mount Pleasant.

The 12,000-square-foot structure will provide office space to construction companies working on other projects in what has been deemed the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park. The new building will also have a research and development center, where Foxconn will work on various applications of its advanced display technology. Crews are expected to begin working on the first building at the Foxconn site in August and wrap up late this year.

Of the 37 contractors to win work on this project, just three of those from Wisconsin have their headquarters more than 60 miles from Foxconn’s site in Mount Pleasant.

And only seven of the companies are from outside the state. Of those companies, most hail from Illinois, and all have offices in Wisconsin.

The contractors from Illinois include the concrete supplier Ozinga, rebar supplier Midwest Construction Materials, Mariana Plants and overhead-door company Paul Reilly Company. Besides the companies from Illinois, SiteOne Landscape Supply, from Georgia, and ASC Pumping Equipment, from Kansas, also won work on the project.

Six of the 37 firms to win work as part of this phase are owned by women, minorities or veterans.

Foxconn and the lead contractors M+W Group and Gilbane have set goals calling for companies from Wisconsin to perform 70 percent of the construction work on the project and for 10 percent to specifically go to companies that have their headquarters in Racine County. Project managers also have a goal of ensuring 10 percent of the work goes to companies owned by women, minorities and veterans.

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“Today’s announcement reflects Foxconn’s continued commitment to a ‘Wisconsin First’ plan by working with companies all across the State,” said Louis Woo, special assistant to the Foxconn Founder and CEO Terry Gou in a statement. “We are proud all of these companies have Wisconsin operations, and it is good to see that many are from Southeast Wisconsin, as well as some from the Madison area, the Fox Valley and West Central Wisconsin.”

Here’s the list of the 37 companies that are build Foxconn’s first structure, where they are from and the type of work they’ll be doing:

  • Aerial Specialists, Racine, renting lifts and other equipment
  • Airflow, Milwaukee, installing HVAC equipment
  • Arrow Marine Transport, Kenosha, providing trucking services
  • ASC Pumping Equipment, Olathe, Kansas, installing fire-protection pumping equipment
  • Builders Hardware, Menomonee Falls, providing hollow metal doors, frames and hardware
  • Carlson-SRS Langer, a joint venture out of Racine, roofing
  • Dickow Cyzak Tile Company, Kenosha, installing ceramic tile
  • DK Contractors, Pleasant Prairie excavating
  • E3 Group, Milwaukee, commissioning and design services
  • Halquist Stone, Sussex, installing decorative stone
  • Hiram Power, Racine, supplying lightingHVA Products, Mequon, installing gas-unit heaters and air curtains
  • Ideal Crane, Madison, crane rentals
  • Jasperson Sod Farms, Franksville, supplying landscaping materials
  • Johnson Controls International, Milwaukee, installing temperature-control systems and equipment
  • Johnson’s Nursery, Menomonee Falls, supplying plant materials supplies
  • Kevco, New Berlin, caulking
  • KMI Construction, Brookfield, masonry
  • Lange Brothers Woodwork Company, Milawukee, supplying millwork
  • Mariana Plants, Garden Prairie, Illinois, supplying plant materials
  • Midwest Construction Materials, Rockford, Illinois, supplying rebar
  • Milwaukee Plate Glass, Milwaukee, installing aluminum windows and entrances
  • Mortl Restoration, Wauwatosa, caulking, patching and washing
  • Ozinga, Mokena, Illinois, supplying concrete
  • Paul Reilly Company, Glendale Heights, Illinois, installing overhead sectional doors
  • Postorino Decorating, Racine, painting and staining
  • Precise Contractors, Brookfield, excavating
  • Professional System Analysis, Germantown, tests and balances
    Red Cedar Steel Erection, Menomonie, steel erection
    Scott’s Pressure Washing Services, Muskego, final panel washing
    SiteOne Landscape Supply, Roswell, Georgia, supplying irrigation materials
    Systems LLC, Germantown, installing loading-dock equipment
    Vyron Corporation, Waukesha, installing make-up air units
    Werner Electric, Appleton, supplying electrical switchgear
    Witte Supply Company, Burlington, supplying landscaping materials
    Wolter Power Systems (Division of WI Lift Truck Corp), Brookfield, supplying generators
    YUTKA Fencing, Kenohsa, supplying fencing

About Nate Beck, nbeck@dailyreporter.com

Nate Beck is The Daily Reporter's construction staff writer. He can be reached at (414) 225-1814 (office) or 414-388-5635 (mobile).

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