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Walker visits Black River Falls for Foxconn site development announcement

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In this photo from at tweet from Gov. Scott Walker , the governor announces that Hoffman Construction of Black River Falls is taking part in the development of the Foxconn site. In this photo from at tweet from Gov. Scott Walker , the governor announces that Hoffman Construction of Black River Falls is taking part in the development of the Foxconn site.
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced Monday that a Black River Falls business is part of the site development for the Foxconn Technology Group campus in the southeast corner of the state.

The governor's press office says Walker made announcements Monday with business owners and workers from across Wisconsin during stops in Black River Falls, Brownsville and Racine.

In a tweet, the governor said Hoffman Construction Company of Black River Falls will work on excavation, water management, and erosion control in the first phase of the Foxconn project. 

Governor Walker's tweet said the the contracts to 27 subcontractors and suppliers in this phase totals $100 million.

“Today we are seeing more of the Foxconn Bonus throughout Wisconsin,” said Governor Walker in a statement. “It is clear that Foxconn is putting Wisconsin first with its 27 selected in-state subcontractors for Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park’s first phase of development. It is great to see Wisconsin businesses and working families from all over our state benefiting from this historic investment.”  

Foxconn expects to begin construction soon on a $10 billion flat-screen plant in Mount Pleasant.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources recently approved four air permits for the manufacturing complex and a request to pull millions of gallons of water daily from Lake Michigan to serve the new plant.

The plant could employ up to 13,000 people. The Taiwan-based electronics giant aims to break ground by the end of May and be operational late next year.


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