Within the next 18 months, it will build a high-precision molding factory, as well as a system-integration assembly facility. But those are small projects.
Foxconn had originally planned to build a plant that would produce large flat screen panels, then looked at smaller panels used in consumer electronics. Now it is not clear what the final product might be.
The company reported earlier this month that it has completed the first building on the site.
Foxconn says it still plans to eventually employ 1
Foxconn says it still plans to eventually employ 13,000 workers at the site. But uncertainty about its plans, which the company has revealed this week, is getting a lot of attention. When Foxconn announced plans to build flat screen panels in Wisconsin, it was heralded as a proof of manufacturing jobs moving back to the United States.
"The construction of this facility represents the return of LCD electronics and electronic manufacturing to the United States, the country that we love, "said President Donald Trump at the time the plant was announced. "That's a great investment, President Gou put his faith and confidence in the future of the American economy – in other words, if I did not get elected, he definitely would not be."  Foxconn's change of plans in Wisconsin undercuts Trump & s promises on manufacturing ” data-src-mini=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190130101851-02-foxconn-wisconsin-2018-small-169.jpg” data-src-xsmall=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190130101851-02-foxconn-wisconsin-2018-medium-plus-169.jpg” data-src-small=”http://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190130101851-02-foxconn-wisconsin-2018-large-169.jpg” data-src-medium=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190130101851-02-foxconn-wisconsin-2018-exlarge-169.jpg” data-src-large=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190130101851-02-foxconn-wisconsin-2018-super-169.jpg” data-src-full16x9=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190130101851-02-foxconn-wisconsin-2018-full-169.jpg” data-src-mini1x1=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190130101851-02-foxconn-wisconsin-2018-small-11.jpg” data-demand-load=”not-loaded” data-eq-pts=”mini: 0, xsmall: 221, small: 308, medium: 461, large: 781″ src=”data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhEAAJAJEAAAAAAP///////wAAACH5BAEAAAIALAAAAAAQAAkAAAIKlI+py+0Po5yUFQA7″/>