This week marked the official groundbreaking of the new Foxconn campus in Racine, WI. Our team was there to experience the excitement and wanted to share with you some of the highlights of the event and its impact as an evolving ecosystem.
The model below shows the scope of this project which includes: 22 million square feet of production facility, housing, schools, supplier office space, recreation areas, and much more. Materials are already pouring in, starting with the 70,000 tons of gravel being hauled in daily to lay the foundation for one of the factories.
The ground-breaking ceremony drew in top government officials including President Donald Trump, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Speaker of the US House of Representatives Paul Ryan, and many other state, regional, and municipal representatives. Many top executives from Foxconn’s vast network of business units were also on hand.
Attendees were able to see first hand the future of what is being called WisconnValley, the planned epicenter of a new technology ecosystem in the US. Foxconn’s vast business group network was present to show the next generation of technology that highlights Industry 4.0 powered by 8K video resolution and 5G wireless technology. Medical and Automotive industries were at the forefront of the showcase, starting with ZAP medicals radio surgery technology on display, the next evolution of remote surgery. Foxconn’s Internet of Vehicles (IOV) group showcased how display panels combined with artificial intelligence will improve the overall safety and driving experience.
The culmination of the event was President Trump’s speech to a crowd of over 1000 attendees proclaiming the site as the 8th Wonder of the World. This confirms Foxconn’s bold vision for the WisconnValley project and the the profound impact this investment will have on technological innovation, the future of supply chain, and the way the world is enabled by global commerce.
JUSDA is proud to be on the forefront as a supply chain integrator and a part of this momentous occasion. Our goal is to continue to educate and inform our followers of the developments and impacts that will continue to unfold.