Ricardo Torres, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
MOUNT PLEASANT – Foxconn Technology Group plans to put one of its products on display for an event in the spring.
The company plans to construct a modular data center, dubbed FoxMOD, just outside its multipurpose building in Mount Pleasant. FoxMOD will house one of the servers for its dome building, which is currently under construction, so it can be viewed by prospective customers.
The FoxMOD was unanimously approved by the Mount Pleasant Plan Commission on Wednesday. It now goes to the full Village Board for final approval, likely on Monday.
The structure requires approval from the village because of its size.
Claude Lois, Foxconn project director for Mount Pleasant, said the FoxMOD is roughly the size of a semi-trailer.
Plan Commission member Joe Maier called the decision to find customers for the FoxMOD unique.
Lois said the structure will be a display model and there are no plans to make it permanent.
“This is what they want to display and show the folks that are coming (to the spring event), ‘You can buy this. It’s got the chillers. It’s got everything to maintain it,’” Lois said.
The Plan Commission also approved five guard shacks to be built on other parts of the massive Foxconn property.
Until now, security guards sat in a truck or SUV at each of the entrances, but now more permanent structures are in the works.