A Black River Falls construction company will be in on the ground floor — and even below that level — of the massive Foxconn Technology Group development planned in southeastern Wisconsin.
Foxconn and its general contractor, Gilbane Building Co., announced Monday that Hoffman Construction Co. of Black River Falls is one of 28 subcontractors selected to conduct site development work for the up to $10 billion flat-screen display panel plant in Mount Pleasant in Racine County. The contracts awarded have a total value of $100 million.
James Hoffman, president of Hoffman Construction, said he couldn’t reveal the size of the contract to be the lead excavation and storm water management contractor on the project, but he indicated the work will require moving about 4 million cubic yards of soil — the equivalent of 325,000 dump truck loads.
The project, which also involves installing 120,000 linear feet of underdrain and storm sewer, is scheduled for completion by Oct. 1.
“It’s a very significant business expansion for our company,” Hoffman said of the contract, adding that he expects it to result in hiring 150 more seasonal workers than usual this year.