Apple supplier Foxconn purchases North American headquarters in Milwaukee

“Foxconn Technology Group has purchased a downtown Milwaukee building to house its North American headquarters as it prepares to build a mammoth manufacturing complex 30 miles to the south,” The Associated Press reports. “Foxconn purchased the seven-story building from Northwestern Mutual, which ceremonially turned over the keys to the Taiwanese company Friday.”

“Foxconn executive Louis Woo says about 500 people will work at the headquarters,” AP reports. “The electronics giant is building a manufacturing plant in neighboring Racine County to make liquid crystal display panels for commercial and consumer uses, including televisions. The $10 billion plant is expected eventually employ as many as 13,000 people.”

“Meanwhile, Foxconn and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are launching an internship program that will send engineering students to the company’s headquarters in Taiwan for a semester,” AP reports. “The program announced Thursday is designed to develop local talent for the company’s planned manufacturing facility in southeast Wisconsin.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Hopefully, they’ll make a bunch of those new, forthcoming Apple pro displays in Racine County, too!

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  1. How much as Milwaukee given up of its tax base cheating future generations so this firm can employ a few people and and what wages. Considering they, Foxxcon pay their Asian workers pennies compared to American workers.

    1. so it’s better for a place to have NO NEW businesses opening up? makes no sense…

      maybe you can explain.

      “Considering they, Foxxcon pay their Asian workers pennies”
      Foxconn doesn’t stick a gun at workers in China to make them work there, neither will they in USA. Nobody needs to work at Foxconn if they think the pay sucks. Your statements just don’t make sense.

    1. Running America into the ground. The job destroyer (aka trade wars), the restocking of the Washington swamp (the Trump crime family), the destroyer of the environment (Scott Pruit), the child abuser (forced separation of children from their parents), the serial liar (Germany’s crime rate is the lowest it has been since 1992), the attacker of our closest allies (Canada who we run a sizable surplus with), and finally the friend of our enemies (Putin, Kim Jong-un). In short, treason.

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