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Construction Keeps on Building as the Country Grinds to a Halt

March 19th, 2020 | Published by NEW Construction Alliance

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, several hundred construction industry tradesmen are still hard at work on the Foxconn project.

“There’s still 400 plus workers on-site just for Gilbane. I don’t think it’s going to affect them at all,” said Claude Lois, Foxconn project manager for the Village of Mount Pleasant said speaking of Gilbane Building Co., the main contractor of Foxconn campus.

Foxconn issued a statement Tuesday making clear that they are applying all “CDC and State of Wisconsin recommended health and hygiene practices as part of our effort to ensure employee health, safety, and welfare.”

Closer to home, Miron Co., continues the build out on the new Notre Dame of De Pere school.

Construction Dive is echoing these findings, stating that most locales across the country are moving forward with their projects—big and small—while taking proper precautions to ensure worker safety.

The article titled, “In most US cities, Construction Work Continues as Shutdowns Loom,” does point out that the only known places that have shutdown construction are in Boston, Massachusetts and nearby Cambridge.

This once again underscores the importance of our industry as the figurative and literal backbone to our society and economy. Whatever may come, when there is need for new buildings or additional spaces to treat patients, it will be our industry that builds that.

And when this germ passes and life resumes to normal, it will be our industry that will help build and rebuild communities as the economy rights itself and expansion is needed.

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