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RACINE COUNTY — Foxconn Technology Group and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. have partnered to support the participation of 10 innovative Wisconsin companies in the first China International Import Expo, a major global business development initiative taking place from Monday through Nov. 10 in Shanghai.

The partnership is in line with Foxconn’s commitment to the State of Wisconsin and the WEDC’s commitment to supporting the growth of Wisconsin businesses, the two entities said in a joint announcement issued Wednesday.

The Wisconsin firms are to be featured as part of Foxconn Innovation Pavilion under its “Smart Future” theme. Their specialties include water technology, advanced machinery, healthcare, and smart city applications. The 5,300-square-foot exhibition area will host these Wisconsin companies and those operating within Foxconn’s international brand portfolio.

None of the 10 companies is based in Racine County. However, the delegation does include an Oak Creek company, Velicon, which manufactures electric motors; Inpro Corp. of Muskego, which manufactures door and wall protection systems; and BioGill and STAR Water, both based at the Global Water Center in Milwaukee.

BioGill is a biotechnology company that manufactures above-ground, attached growth bioreactors used in water treatment systems.

“The China International Import Expo is a unique opportunity to showcase the vast strengths of Wisconsin companies to a targeted broader audience including central, provincial and local government procurement officials,” stated Louis Woo, special assistant to Foxconn CEO Terry Gou.

“As Foxconn contributes to the transformation of Wisconsin into an international tech hub, we are eager to deepen awareness of Wisconsin innovation around the world. We are glad to partner with WEDC as we work to help transform Wisconsin into a global high-tech hub through our presence throughout the state.”

“We are glad to partner with WEDC as we work to help transform Wisconsin into a global high-tech hub through our presence throughout the state.” Louis Woo, special assistant to Foxconn CEO Terry Gou.

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Michael "Mick" Burke covers business and the Village of Sturtevant. He is the proud father of two daughters and owner of a fantastic, although rug-chewing, German shepherd dog.

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