Your first look at the Foxconn construction site [PHOTOS]

Posted at 7:08 PM, Oct 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-05 09:28:46-04

We have your first look at the Foxconn construction site since the tech company broke ground in Racine County 100 days ago.  

Crews have moved about 3.5 million yards of dirt so far.  Five miles of stormwater piping has been installed.  Adam Jelen with Gilbane Building Company said they are on track.  

"We're moving at a rapid clip, but with a steady hand," said Adam Jelen, Gilbane Building Company.

Jelen said construction is on schedule, despite the rain.  

"Rain certainly is a challenge, but it's to be expected," said Jelen.

The 120,000-square-foot multipurpose building is scheduled to be finished next month.  Now work on the first building pad is a top priority. 

"We're setting up the infrastructure for the major unprecedented scale building program," said Jelen.

154 Wisconsin-based companies from 26 counties have received contracts for the site preparation and multipurpose building.  Mark Hogan with Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation said Foxconn's impact on the state is being felt beyond the construction site.  

"The innovation centers in Racine, Eau Claire and Green Bay it's all about talent retention and attraction.  It's about working with the academic partners at the college level or the technical colleges, the high schools in those areas," said Mark Hogan, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

There are 400 workers on site every day.  WEDC said 90 percent of them are from Wisconsin.

Preparation for winter work is already underway.  Workers will still be able to place stone and install water and sewer systems through the cold months.