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The benefits from the Foxconn project in Racine County are having positive impacts across Wisconsin and are yielding measurable results in all parts of the state, even up here in Jackson County.

James Hoffman

Hoffman

This includes the team at Black River Falls-based Hoffman Construction Company, where employment levels have soared and more than 100 jobs have been created as a result of work we have won related to the project in southeastern Wisconsin, some 220 miles from our headquarters.

Just last month, we hired our 100th new employee to help us complete the mass grading project and the road work in and around Foxconn in Mount Pleasant.

The grading project began in May, and workers from across Wisconsin are being recruited to complete this important work. This project, along with the I-94 North/South Project in the same area, is helping Hoffman Construction expand its workforce by at least 50 percent in 2018.

We are continuing to explore the possibility of hiring more employees for both projects.

The “Wisconsin First” plan, which favors Wisconsin-based companies, has been successful for the Foxconn mass grading project and has helped ensure that employment opportunities are available to all residents across the state.

As of late June, more than 14,000 hours of work has been done by Hoffman Construction on the Foxconn project. Nearly 95 percent of the workers on the project are from Wisconsin, with several employees from Jackson County.

For the past 102 years, Hoffman Construction Company’s motto has been “Our Company is our People,” and our hard-working men and women put in long hours regardless of weather conditions to produce quality results and excellent products.

That is why we pay a true family-supporting wage and provide competitive benefits. That is also why I was honored that President Donald J. Trump highlighted three Hoffman Construction Company employees during his recent Wisconsin visit for the Foxconn groundbreaking in late June.

I beamed with pride as our associates Celia Griffin, Dawn Wallace and Chris Koski met the president on stage and shared their personal stories of how they have become part of the Hoffman Construction family. They are great examples of our workers who turn drawings and plans into infrastructure to support the continued growth of Wisconsin’s economy.

The workers and the community can be proud of this for generations to come. These associates are truly the embodiment of teamwork, and we couldn’t do the work we do without them.

Of particular note, Hoffman Construction has made a concerted effort to hire more women, minorities and veterans to work on our projects.

This is more than evident in our work with the Foxconn mass grading project. The team that is working in Racine County is more than 28 percent women, minorities and veterans. Our commitment to hiring and working with these diverse groups and others remains an important cornerstone of our efforts, and we are proud to make this part of our Wisconsin First commitment.

This is an exciting time to be in the construction business, especially in connection with Foxconn.

All parts of Wisconsin will see positive economic impacts from this economic development project. We look forward to the future as we utilize our greatest asset, our employees, who will continue to build up Wisconsin.

James L. Hoffman is president of Hoffman Construction Company, Black River Falls.

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tower

billr, I appreciate the dimwits ability to rewrite history. Doyle had little to do with losing 300,000 jobs. Try W. Road funds have been diverted since at least Thompson. Same with the debt, that is back btw. Typical hogwash.

new2Lax

Your wrong again and almost on every issue. Doyle was not only a joke but a bad joke. That’s why you had a Thompson and now a Walker, some things just can not be covered up.

kingman10

wrong newt, the succession is Thompson, then Doyle, and then Walker. At least get some of your so called facts right.

new2Lax

The point is Walker and Thompson are a much better choice than, Doyle. The sequence is insignificant.

Cassandra2

Facts don't matter in the least to the Newt.

kingman10

wrong again newt, you said doyle is the reason we had Thompson and Walker. That couldn't be if Thompson served before doyle now could it. Succession does matter.

new2Lax

You got to think all those hired would be happy and tax payers who are paying a little more for these folks being able to take these jobs, makes them happy as well.

billr

Wisconsin lost 300,000 jobs while Jim Doyle was in office and the state was in debt up to our ears. He also transferred 1.2 billion from the transportation fund to his buddies in education and local governments to take care of his union contributors. The tax breaks being put up for the Foxconn project are not a handout. Certain mile markers must be achieved along the way and jobs created is a large part of the criteria. Compare that to Jim Doyle paying GM $10 million for “ job training” with no strings attached and GM was gone in it seems like six months. Remember that now that the Democrats are out crowing about how bad things are under Scott Walker.

kingman10

A billion here and a billion there and pretty soon you are talking real money. Trying to retain an industry is a whole lot cheaper than luring one from Asia with a price tag in the billions. You criticize Doyle for losing jobs, but when he tried to retain them you also criticize. Darn if you do and darned if you don't.

johnnybragatti

Keep dreamin" Hoffman (a Trump-Humper) true and too.
Why not take your steam-shovel and fix the 3rd world roads in this Kochtopuss-ridden state.
Then and only then you can be proud.
Your phony braggadocio is only "pie in the sky".

kingman10

Mr Hoffman doesn't mention the tax payers on the hook for Foxconn paving projects, and thereby took money away from other needed road projects in the rest of the state. Many of which I am sure his company would of part of too. I hope he remembers the tax payers who doled out the money for his soaring business when its time to file his taxes. By that time it won't be thanking the state tax payers for his income, he will cry like a baby about the amount of taxes he owes and will want another tax cut.

Cassandra2

Exactly.

Rick Czeczok

HAHAHAHAHAHAH. Your best input ever. Puppet.......

Cassandra2

Russian bot.

kingman10

Its ok, thats the best Rick is capable of. His laugh track is so funny, but only to him.

Cassandra2

Still waiting for the great unmasking by the Russian bot.

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