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Major portion of County KR reopens with 4 lanes; Phase II nears completion

RACINE COUNTY — Phase II of the long-term County KR reconstruction project is nearing its end with the reopening of between County H and WIS Highway 31 (Green Bay Road) on Aug. 31. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has been working with the Village of Mount Pleasant and Racine County on this major construction […]

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Once vowed to be ‘Eighth Wonder of the World,’ Foxconn survives as a spec development

Hoping to build a political legacy, President Donald J. Trump mused in 2018 that the expansive Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Mount Pleasant would be the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” The first phase of the project — while still a substantive investment for the area — is slightly more than one-third of […]

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Local Officials React To New Foxconn Deal

RACINE COUNTY – Local elected officials sounded happy and relieved that the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC) and Foxconn Technology Group reached a new agreement on subsidizing a manufacturing complex in Mount Pleasant. The original agreement was developed in 2017 by Republican officials, led by former Gov. Scott Walker. The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature approved the […]

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Foxconn Says It Has Reached Construction Milestone

MOUNT PLEASANT, WI — Company officials at Foxconn say the roof and building enclosure are “substantially complete” for weather protection for the nearly one-million-square-foot advanced manufacturing facility at the Wisconsin Valley Science and Technology Park in Mount Pleasant. Company officials say the substantial completion of the roof enclosure is a milestone of sorts heading into […]

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Foxconn Eminent Domain Opponent To Run For County Board

RACINE COUNTY, WI — A vocal opponent of Mount Pleasant eminent domain proceedings as they pertain to the Foxconn electronics plant lands has entered the race to become the next County Supervisor in that area. Kim Mahoney, one of the most vocal opponents of eminent domain procedures for the Foxconn project, said she running for […]

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Foxconn Awards $31 Million In Construction Contracts

MOUNT PLEASANT, WI — Foxconn has awarded $31 million in new construction contracts for the company’s Mount Pleasant electronics manufacturing plant. Company officials say this week’s contract announcement brings the total value of contracts awarded for work at the park to about $350 million. “Foxconn is pleased to be taking another step forward at the […]

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Foxconn Picks Milwaukee Contractor For 2 Major Projects: Report

RACINE COUNTY, WI — Foxconn officials are moving ahead with two major construction projects in the Wisconsin Valley Science and Technology park, company officials said Wednesday. According to Foxconn, Mortenson has been named as the construction manager as they partner with local company officials to build both a Smart Manufacturing Center and a High-Performance Computing […]

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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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Foxconn To Make Autonomous Coffee Houses In Mount Pleasant

MOUNT PLEASANT, WI — Foxconn will be building more than just LCD screens at the Mount Pleasant electronics manufacturing plant that’s currently under construction. Under a new agreement with Austin, Texas-based Briggo, Foxconn will manufacture fully-automated coffee houses in Mount Pleasant. Briggo coffee houses have already been deployed in high-traffic areas, such as an airport […]

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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 […]