Foxconn: no Wisconsin manufacturing plant.

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Foxconn: no Wisconsin manufacturing plant.

Postby jonnygothispen » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:17 am

My goodness...
https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1PO0FV

"Foxconn reconsidering plans to make LCD panels at Wisconsin plant"
Foxconn... said it intends to hire mostly engineers and researchers rather than the manufacturing workforce the project originally promised.

"In terms of TV, we have no place in the U.S.," he said in an interview. "We can't compete."

“In Wisconsin we’re not building a factory. You can’t use a factory to view our Wisconsin investment,” Woo said.

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Re: Foxconn: no Wisconsin manufacturing plant.

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:36 am

Does this mean Foxconn has to give Wisconsin taxpayer money back? Let's ask the legislators who made this deal.

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Re: Foxconn: no Wisconsin manufacturing plant.

Postby Paleo2 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:21 am

They had plenty of ads for engineers and researchers, but they didn’t seem to hire very many.

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Re: Foxconn: no Wisconsin manufacturing plant.

Postby other i » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:32 am

I can't spot a date on that Reuters thing.

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Re: Foxconn: no Wisconsin manufacturing plant.

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Re: Foxconn: no Wisconsin manufacturing plant.

Postby kissyfish » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:01 am

Updated: Jan 30, 2019 08:48 AM CST

This is unbelievable.

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Re: Foxconn: no Wisconsin manufacturing plant.

Postby kissyfish » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:03 am

Reuters dats:

BUSINESS NEWSJANUARY 30, 2019 / 12:22 AM

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Re: Foxconn: no Wisconsin manufacturing plant.

Postby gargantua » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:06 am

Given Foxconn's track record, and Walker's incompetence when it comes to actually improving the state's economy, I'm not surprised. I'd have been surprised if things had gone well.

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Re: Foxconn: no Wisconsin manufacturing plant.

Postby david cohen » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:16 am

Gov. Evers should take appropriate action, based on the contracts and the promises made by FoxConn. Just like Walker cancelled the train contracts, except Evers might have better "cause", we'll have to see.

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Re: Foxconn: no Wisconsin manufacturing plant.

Postby Weather Bob » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:21 am

Ned Flanders wrote:10K + new jobs? Sounds like a #MAGA moment to me.


Oopsie.

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Re: Foxconn: no Wisconsin manufacturing plant.

Postby snoqueen » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:30 am

Somehow, I'm not surprised either.

I wonder if all the people whose farms and homes got confiscated (call it what you will) are going to get them back? There were some nice long-time family vegetable farms in that area.

It'll be hard to fix the areas they paved over or scraped the topsoil off. Beyond the astonishing political stupidity and cost of this whole project, I feel concern for the damage to the land.

And Scott Walker should just move to Florida and stay there. Where can he go in Wisconsin and show his face after this?

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Re: Foxconn: no Wisconsin manufacturing plant.

Postby gozer » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:42 am

christ, i had a nightmare about something like this last week-end . . . maybe that bit of angina pectoris helping get an automobile out of the snow bank created by the plough turned me into a freakin clairvoyant . . . then again walker was so transparent by his second term and his legislative partners in crime so unconcerned about diplomacy that it wasn't a hard reach to make earlier . . . what are the chances that walker et al have $50-100k+ in $20s and 50s in their freezers at home? ulysses s grant sees u and chuckles, walker . . .

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Re: Foxconn: no Wisconsin manufacturing plant.

Postby Shorty » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:50 am

Good points about the land, stupidity and cost of this whole project.
snoqueen wrote:Where can he go in Wisconsin and show his face after this?

Milw suburbs, rural WI. Most of WI except Dane co and Milwaukee. He may run again for Gov or Senator. Those people like stupid, costly projects by republicans. The dumber the better. Look at the border wall.

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Re: Foxconn: no Wisconsin manufacturing plant.

Postby Dust Mite Rodeo » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:05 pm

Evers to be blamed in 3..2..1..

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Re: Foxconn: no Wisconsin manufacturing plant.

Postby snoqueen » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:07 pm

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/foxconn-wi ... earch-hub/

CBS has a little more detail, not a lot.

"Every step of the way Foxconn has overpromised and under-delivered," said Democratic Wisconsin Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz in a statement. "This news is devastating for the taxpayers of Wisconsin. We were promised manufacturing jobs. We were promised state of the art LCD production. We were promised a game-changing economic opportunity for our state. And now, it appears Foxconn is living up to their failed track record in the U.S. — leaving another state and community high and dry."


They haven't been able to reach anybody from WEDC for a comment, though to be fair many government offices are not open today.

And to be fair in the other direction, Walker definitely lost some votes in rural areas upstate because of the amount of money he was pouring into infrastructure in the SE corner of Wisconsin, money that did not go elsewhere in the state to make needed improvements to roads, education, and development. His former fan base in the WOW counties couldn't save him this time.


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