Crews have moved 2 million cubic yards of dirt at the site of Foxconn Technology Group’s planned LCD manufacturing campus, but the top Gilbane executive overseeing the work says the project still faces a challenge in training enough workers in skilled trades to match its massive scale.
“The basic blocking and tackling of moving the dirt, building the multi-purpose facility, preparing for the next phases of major manufacturing fabrication facilities, I think is on track,” said Adam Jelen, senior vice president at Gilbane. “Where the challenge lies is when you get to the later trades.”
M+WǀGilbane and Foxconn have broken the nearly 800-acre project area into 42 quadrants and dedicated one to training new workers for the project. Gov. Scott Walker visited the site Friday and met with nearly a dozen people training as heavy equipment operators for work on their first construction job. Read the full story here.