Company president joins state’s chief executive, workers and area contractors to mark beginning of earth moving work effort will move 4 million cubic yards of soil between now and October 2018.
BLACK RIVER FALLS, WI — Workers from Hoffman Construction Co. today joined with Gov. Scott Walker, Company President James Hoffman, other central and northern Wisconsin businesses and guests to mark the start of earth moving work on the massive Foxconn project taking place in Racine County. “The Village of Mount Pleasant in Racine County may be more than 200 miles away from us here in Black River Falls, but Hoffman Construction Company and several other area businesses are leading the effort to bring this state of the art, high tech research and development campus to life,” said James Hoffman, President of Hoffman Construction Co. “We are honored to welcome Gov. Walker to our headquarters. His visit gives us a chance to showcase the Hoffman people, who are the key to success in every project in which we are involved.”
Hoffman Construction Co. was recently awarded the contract by the Gilbane Building Company, the construction manager for the project, to be the lead excavation and storm water management ontractor on the project. “The scope of the excavation is massive — moving about 4 million cubic yards of soil. That’s about 325,000 dump truck loads and 8.8 billion pounds of dirt. The early development work will require about 500,000 work hours on site with a peak of 400 workers and create 800 direct and indirect jobs,” Hoffman said. “Our great Wisconsin workers standing here with me today demonstrate that Foxconn is delivering on its Wisconsin First commitment.”
The Governor was joined by Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. Secretary Mark Hogan, executives from Foxconn and its construction manager M+W | Gilbane and an estimated 40 other guests from various Wisconsin companies that are working on the Foxconn project, including County Materials Corporation of Marathon, MJM Truckin LLC of Nekoosa and Fabick CAT, an equipment dealer from Eau Claire, among others. The Governor’s visit came on the day when Foxconn announced the names of more than 2 dozen Wisconsin companies that have been awarded contracts to work on the massive Foxconn campus. The contracts announced today total an estimated $100 million.
“This is a Wisconsin First project, and we are proud to partner with a broad range of other great Wisconsin companies on this important project. Today’s announcement includes companies owned by minorities, veterans and women, and it shows the depth of talent, work ethic, and expertise that Wisconsin’s people offer,” Hoffman said. “We’ve assembled a great team, and the Foxconn project will positively impact communities throughout the state, including many Up North and in Central Wisconsin.”