Crews move heavy machinery to Foxconn work site

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (CBS 58) – Foxconn is getting ready to break ground in Mount Pleasant.

Leaders held a ceremonial groundbreaking on Thursday.

Work is expected to begin in the coming weeks.

1,400 people will work on phase one of the project. Crews rolled out large construction equipment in what’s known as area one off Braun Road.

Foxconn says the $10 billion project is expected to take five years to complete.

“Approximately, four million yards of dirt needs to be moved, cut, and filled on the site with an approximate cut being about 30 feet. That’s the equivalent of cut and fill of Lambeau Field, 625 yards tall,” said Adam Jelen with Gilbane Building Company.

Foxconn says it will invest up to $10 billion in Wisconsin, in exchange for more than $4 billion in tax incentives paid for by taxpayers.

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