According to the Milwaukee Business Journal, a local media in Wisconsin, Foxconn has already begun to pour a concrete foundation for its factory in Mount Pleasant. So far, the only new building standing on the nearly 1,000-acre campus is about 100,000 square feet, modest in scope compared with the millions of square feet Foxconn announced in 2017.
The building will be completed by 2020 and will be the first LCD display processing facility in North America. The construction of the concrete foundation will be carried out throughout the summer. In addition, the amount of cement poured this week is 65,000 cubic yards (about 49,695.98 cubic meters). Interesting enough, the main building of the Foxconn plant is expected to accommodate 1,500 workers in 2021.
This is the first one that is going up,” Mount Pleasant project director Claude Lois told the village Plan Commission on Wednesday. “There will be many more.”
Mount Pleasant’s Village Board should give its final approval on Monday. Furthermore, a 24-foot-tall precast concrete wall lining Highway H for more than a hundred yards to shield Foxconn’s planned electrical substation is up for review. Gilbane Building Co and Exyte, formerly M+W Group, are currently the construction managers for the overall development. They are currently bidding out more contracts for the fabrication plant and substation.
Foxconn new factory has been highly advertised by President Donald Trump, who put some pressure on its local companies to move manufacture sites to the United States. Apple is a long-term partner of Foxconn, and while future iPhones are set to ship with OLED displays, it could also benefit from Foxconn’s new US site.