Walker Touts Foxconn Impact At Brownsville Stop


(Brownsville) Governor Scott Walker was in Dodge County Monday to tout the involvement of the Michel’s Cooperation in the new Foxconn project. The $10-billion-dollar facility will be built in Mount Pleasant and is estimated to bring in roughly 13-thousand jobs to the state. Walker announced $100-million dollars in contracts with Wisconsin subcontractors including the Brownsville-based Michel’s, which the governor says will play an important role during phase one work.

He says at the height of phase one there will be close to 1,000 trucks a day coming from Michels Cooperation that will provide aggregate and underground drainage systems for the plant. The first phase of construction will include excavation, storm water management, and erosion control at the Mount Pleasant site.

Walker says the economic impact from phase one will be felt across 60 Wisconsin counties either through direct or indirect jobs. He says this project will also help keep students in state. Walker says there are numerous students in school today that are solely prepared to take one of the jobs at Foxconn or one of the related partners. He says the goal is to rid Wisconsin of the reputation as a brain-drain state to one of a brain-gain, where graduates can find careers locally.

Phase one work is scheduled to start this spring on the facility that will make L-C-D screens for TV’s and smartphones. Vertical building construction is slated to begin in late 2018 or early 2019.