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Foxconn still insists Wisconsin plant will open this year despite past record


Added 01-22-20 11:31:02am EST - “Foxconn is still insisting that its ill-fated Wisconsin plant will be up-and-running at some point this year, despite the complete lack of progress ...” - 9to5mac.com

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Foxconn is still insisting that its ill-fated Wisconsin plant will be up and running at some point this year, despite the complete lack of progress to date…

Foxconn’s Terry Gou pledged to begin production at a long-delayed electronics plant in Wisconsin sometime this year, kick-starting a signature U.S. project that’s expected to play a pivotal role in expanding the billionaire’s manufacturing empire.

The Foxconn founder said the factory will be up and running in 2020 and drive his company’s vision of manufacturing components for fifth-generation wireless and artificial intelligence applications, without elaborating. Gou, who failed in his bid to contest the Taiwanese presidential elections, added he will spend a lot of time in the US this year and intends to send more employees over.

“I hope many Hon Hai colleagues will go work in the US to help America boost manufacturing and build a supply chain,” Gou told employees at his company’s new year’s party in Taipei.

The record to date doesn’t encourage optimism. We summarized the story to date last year, and little appears to have changed since then.

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