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Foxconn Technology Group to host hiring event

Foxconn Technology Group will host an interview event for people with engineering or technical skills Tuesday and Wednesday at their facility located at 13315 Globe Drive. Foxconn announced a construction timeline in March for its Gen6 LCD plant in the Village of Mount Pleasant, which represents the largest part of the project. Original plans included constructing […]

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Partnership to restore tributary in Foxconn development

PRESS RELEASE MOUNT PLEASANT, WI –  The American Transmission Company (ATC) is working with Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network (WIN) to help restore a portion of the Lamparek Ditch, a critical tributary of the impaired north branch of the Pike River in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin. Restoration efforts along this historically degraded riparian corridor will aim to […]

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The Buzz on Foxconn, First Fridays, and Angel Has Fallen

Keep up to date with your favorite businesses, learn about events and special deals at The Buzz, Racine County Eye’s returning weekly column. Notable News Foxconn unveiled that it will be using the Mount Pleasant facility to manufacture fully -automated coffeehouses. Read more here. Flick of the Week Angel Has Fallen, the sequel to Olympus […]

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Officials respond quickly to reports of Foxconn changes

Updated at 3:45 p.m. with statements from local and state elected officials and agencies. In the wake of the early Wednesday morning news that Foxconn Technology Group was rethinking some of its plans for what products it might manufacture at the company’s massive campus under development in Mount Pleasant, local and state officials were quick […]

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The future of Foxconn and the WEDC hangs in the balance

Governor-elect Tony Evers plan for the Foxconn project and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is dismaying to some. Evers said during his race that he would disband the WEDC. Governor Scott Walker has spent much time and resources to develop the project, and the WEDC was particularly influential in bringing Foxconn to Racine County. […]

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Foxconn: Media report about suspending construction project inaccurate

Despite a media report indicating that Foxconn Technology Group planned to suspend work on a 20-million square-foot manufacturing campus in Mount Pleasant, the work continues and Foxconn officials are calling those reports inaccurate. Foxconn and local officials reiterated that the construction project is moving forward and the company still plans to hire 13,000 people. But […]

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National Group Selects Gateway to Hold Event, Talk Advanced Manufacturing

Gateway Technical College’s leadership in the area of advanced manufacturing and Industry 4.0 curriculum and training has helped it to co-host the national Manufacturing Skill Standards Council and Leadership Summit, June 4 to June 5 at its Racine Campus. The event is designed around the catalyst of economic development and pending workforce challenges Foxconn has […]

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OPINION: Skeptical about whether Foxconn is happening?

Whether you see the $10 billion Foxconn Technology Group manufacturing campus in Mount Pleasant as a boom or boondoggle, it’s happening. At least the first phase is. But you wouldn’t know it by reading some national headlines, which seemed to change significantly over the last week. Foxconn: Media report about suspending construction project inaccurate Homes have […]

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88 first round winners in Foxconn Smart Cities-Smart Futures competition selected

Foxconn Technology Group has announced the selection of 88 first round winners of the company’s Smart Cities—Smart Futures competition. The competition is an initiative that encourages sharing of fresh ideas and unconventional thinking for the benefit of Wisconsin. During a ceremony hosted at Carthage College, Foxconn recognized outstanding ideas submitted by students, faculty, and staff […]

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Foxconn unveils campaign to hire 3,000 military veterans

With the first vertical construction recently taking place at what will become part of the Foxconn Technology Group’s massive Mount Pleasant facility, the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer is facing the reality of just exactly HOW it will hire the 13,000 workers it has promised to employ. Southeastern Wisconsin, along with much of the United States, is […]