Boldt boasts Foxconn contract, benefits to state

Published: Jul. 18, 2018 at 6:35 PM CDT
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It’s the first time we’re hearing from the Boldt Company after it landed an architectural contract with Foxconn.

The Appleton-based company will be responsible for the construction of a multipurpose building at the Taiwanese tech giant’s new manufacturing campus in Racine County.

Boldt is one of the eight prime contractors for construction of the multipurpose building. It’s part of phase one of the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Mount Pleasant.

On Wednesday, state economic development leaders recognized the Boldt Company for its role in the first phase of construction and presented it with an Achievement Award.

The 120,000 square foot multipurpose project is valued at $14 million.

Construction on the Foxconn site started in April and Boldt will start its work in August.

"We have over 100 workers on the site every day we have over 120 pieces of equipment," said Mark Hogan, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Secretary.

The company hopes it’s the first of more opportunities to do work for Foxconn.

“It's a technology facility in the technology park, and basically it's a warehouse. So, this is a very, very small piece of a multi-billion dollar project,” said Tom Boldt, CEO of Boldt Company.

“There were people who were skeptical of that when this first came on that we're not going to get the jobs, it's not going to happen here in Wisconsin. We're showing that it is. 21:43 and this is just the beginning,” said Ellen Nowak, Department of Administration Secretary.

The multipurpose building is expected to be completed by the end of the year or early 2019.

Secretary Nowak and Secretary Hogan also boasted about the benefits of Foxconn's $10 billion investment in the state.

"Eighteen dollars for every one dollar invested we’re going to see come back into the state of Wisconsin, which is phenomenal," said Nowak. "The payoff is really going to be there for Wisconsin, large and small companies all around the state."

"We’re here for all 72 counties, and it’s not just about Foxconn. It’s about the employers that are in the state, the ones that have been here for generations, the employees that have been here for generations that have made this state what it is today," said Hogan.

A general information session for contractors will be held at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College on July 25.

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