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Foxconn Names Contractors For First Phase Of Construction

Foxconn Technology Group has named 28 contractors who will perform about $100 million worth of work to prepare the construction site for their new factory in Mount Pleasant WI. The village of Mount Pleasant plans to hold periodic briefings to keep the public informed as construction progresses. This construction will require many skilled [...]

2018-05-21T15:21:04+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Current Events, Project Insights|1 Comment

Kids Building Wisconsin Continues To Grow

Kids Building Wisconsin returned to Fitchburg WI on Saturday. The event is in its 5th year and is focused on getting kids interested in the many exciting careers available in the construction industry as you can see from this news story. In today’s video from the Building Wisconsin TV series, we feature the Wisconsin Operating Engineers Pre-Apprenticeship [...]

2018-05-14T15:40:53+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Current Events, Project Insights|0 Comments

More Women Are Coming To The Trades

The booming construction market means that there are more opportunities for a rewarding career in the trades - for men and women. And the news media is picking up on it too as you can see from this article. Today’s video short from Building Wisconsin shows that there are $50,000 reasons to consider the Wisconsin Operating [...]

2018-05-09T14:53:45+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Current Events, Project Insights|0 Comments

Foxconn Construction Underway

The first phase of construction at the new Foxconn plant in Pleasant Prairie WI has begun. There are approximately 400 workers now on site and more will be needed as construction progresses. To see how skilled these workers are, check out today’s video from the Building Wisconsin TV series featuring the IUOE Local 139 Training Campus in [...]

2018-04-30T15:09:01+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Current Events, Project Insights|0 Comments

Foxconn Information Session Draws 500 Companies

An information session for hopeful Foxconn Technology Group contractors, vendors and others drew almost 500 companies last week. Foxconn has committed to spending approximately $1.4 billion with Wisconsin-based suppliers. As construction gears up, many well-trained workers will be needed. Today’s video from the Building Wisconsin TV series features the Plumbers Local 75 Apprenticeship Process for Wisconsin. It shows what [...]

2018-04-09T15:30:12+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Current Events, Project Insights|0 Comments

Madison Hosts WI Pipe Trades Apprenticeship Contest

The new Steamfitters Local 601 Training Center in Madison was the site for the Wisconsin Pipe Trades Apprenticeship Contest held last week. Apprentices from around the state competed in a number of exercises requiring exacting tolerances. Union leaders, participating contractors and a handful of state legislators were on hand to observe the competition. [...]

2018-04-02T15:16:07+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Current Events, Project Insights|0 Comments

Getting Ready For Foxconn

You can't open a news website or turn on your TV without seeing a story about the deal for Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group to build a manufacturing facility in Wisconsin and bring 13,000 jobs to the state. But before any of that happens a lot of construction has to take place and Wisconsin [...]

2018-02-12T16:24:35+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Current Events, Project Insights|0 Comments