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Foxconn “Tops Off” 100-Foot-High Performance Computing Data Center Globe

Mount Pleasant, WI – Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) announced the structural steel completion of its 100-foot-tall High Performance Computing Data Center (HPCDC) Globe located within Area 1 Phase 1 of the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park (WVSTP) in Mount Pleasant, WI. 

Foxconn and its construction manager, Mortenson, will soon begin the process of installing 642 pieces of glass through Q4 2020. To date, Foxconn has invested approximately $750 million in Wisconsin inclusive of capital expenditures, salaries and other expenses since operations began.

Designed by Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA), the pure geometric form is automatically an iconic sphere and easily recognizable. The EUA team conducted studies early on to maximize sustainability by minimizing the solar gain and direct sun exposure in the space.

The state-of-the-art HPCDC Globe will be home to the WVSTP’s Network Operations Center (NOC). Within the NOC, Foxconn employees will be able to control the computing power that supports the unique ecosystem of Foxconn technologies such as Industrial 5G networks, cloud computing, and industrial artificial intelligence. This ecosystem of Foxconn technologies supports advanced manufacturing operations across the WVSTP and gives employers the opportunities to bring jobs to Wisconsin where production of goods and services can remain competitive in the global market. 

“The structural completion of the HPCDC Globe is another example of Foxconn’s ongoing investment in Wisconsin,” said Robert Schlaeger, Foxconn. “In addition to continued investment, the HPCDC is a necessary function of the advanced manufacturing ecosystem that will make the WVSTP an attractive place to create jobs. With competitive energy rates at the WVSTP, Foxconn is following through on its vision to build a data center that can benefit the region and the state through Data Colocation and Software as a Service (Saas).”

Data colocation, SaaS, and other high-performance computing opportunities position Foxconn to support a variety of industries such as healthcare, academic research, safety, and agriculture. In addition to supporting WVSTP operations, high-performance computing capability will attract business partnerships to the WVSTP, driving job creation and economic development.   

Information regarding these bid packages and all current bid opportunities for the project, as well as previous bid awards for work at the WVSTP to date, can be found at: https://wisconnvalley.wi.gov/Pages/ScienceTechPark.aspx.

Businesses interested in applying for competitive bid packages with Mortenson for Foxconn’s High-Performance Computing Data Center (HPCDC) should visit wisconnvalley.wi.gov for upcoming opportunities and register at https://bit.ly/2k9Qn5V.

Foxconn Technology Group

Established in 1974, Foxconn Technology Group (“Foxconn”) is a leading technological solution provider, that has leveraged its expertise in software and hardware to integrate its unique manufacturing systems with emerging technologies.

By capitalizing on its expertise in Cloud Computing, Mobile Devices, IoT, Big Data, AI, Smart Networks and Robotics/Automation, the Group has expanded capabilities in four key technologies – Data Tech, Analytics Tech, Platform Tech, and Operations Tech. The company has research centers and testing laboratories internationally and has received more than 83,500 patents worldwide. In addition to maximizing value-creation for customers, Foxconn is also dedicated to enhancing the concept of environmental sustainability in the manufacturing process and serving as a best-practices model for global enterprises.

In 2018, Foxconn achieved US$175 billion in revenue, and has received an array of international accolades and recognition. The company was ranked 23rd in the Fortune Global 500 rankings in 2018 and 215th in the Forbes ranking of the World’s Best Employers that year. In 2019, the company was ranked 21st for Sales and was ranked 123rd overall in the Forbes Global 2000.

About Mortenson
Mortenson is a U.S.-based, top-20 builder, developer, and engineering services provider serving the commercial, institutional, and energy sectors. Mortenson’s expanding portfolio of integrated services helps its customers move their strategies forward, ensuring their investments result in high-performing assets. The result is a turnkey partner, fully invested in the business success of its customers. Founded in 1954, Mortenson has operations across the U.S. with offices in Chicago, Denver, Fargo, Iowa City, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Portland, San Antonio, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. Mortenson has been a staple in Wisconsin for over 30 years working with customers including Kohler Company, Advocate Aurora Health, Marquette University, Milwaukee School of Engineering, the Milwaukee Bucks, and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Mortenson’s Wisconsin team includes 250 craft workers and professional team members. For additional information, visit www.mortenson.com.

Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA) is best known for designing environments that elevate people’s potential. More than 200 employees in Milwaukee, Madison and Denver demonstrate unparalleled commitment to the markets, communities and clients they serve. The respected 113-year old firm specializes in several markets including education, workplace, healthcare, senior living, student housing, mixed-use, entertainment and science + technology. For additional information, please visit the firm’s website at eua.com.

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