Trump announces Foxconn plant in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WFRV) - The White House announced Wednesday that the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn will build a plant in Wisconsin.

Foxconn is perhaps best known in the U.S. as the manufacturer of Apple's iPhone and iPod and also controversies surrounding its treatment of its workers in mainland China.

The company, which is the largest manufacturer of electronic products in the world, has been faulted for shoddy work conditions and has made headlines for the numerous suicides that have taken place at its factories.

It eventually installed suicide-prevention nets at some of its factories.

President Trump had hinted at a June rally in Wisconsin that a new factory could soon open its doors in the state, saying he was "negotiating with a major, major incredible manufacturer of phones and computers and televisions." He also said Walker, who is running for reelection to a third term in 2018, might get "a very happy surprise very soon."


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