Thursday, April 4, 2019

Pay to play the Foxconn construction way

The timeline

January 18, 2018 (Milwaukee Business News)
The news leak
Foxconn Technology Group plans to select Providence, Rhode Island-based Gilbane Building Co. as the general contractor for its $10 billion Mount Pleasant manufacturing campus, according to numerous real estate and construction industry sources. 
“Everyone kind of knows,” said a construction industry source who did not want to be identified.

March 16, 2018 (Wisconsin Democracy Campaign
The down payment (highlights added)

March 20, 2018 (Milwaukee Business News)
The official announcement

BizTimes Milwaukee first reported in January that Gilbane would lead the Foxconn construction project in Mount Pleasant. The project, which could create 10,000 direct construction jobs, is expected to begin within 60 days.

Now, more than a year later......

April 3, 2019 (Milwaukee Business News
Still more promises
“Now it’s go time,” said Adam Jelen, senior vice president at Gilbane. “You’re going to see things come out at a rapid pace.”

Does he think we're not paying attention? 

Related posts:
Building a Gen6 fabrication facility is no small, or inexpensive, matter.  (4/3/2019)
Dear Scott Walker, More bad news for Foxconn. Best, Retiring Guy. (4/1/2019)
GET ME REWRITE: Foxconn awards four contracts to southeastern Wisconsin companies  (3/30/2019)

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