Tencent Technologies News, Foxconn Group's project to build a LCD panel factory in the United States, has encountered many doubts from the outside world. According to the latest news from foreign media, Foxconn's factory construction plan in Wisconsin has been approved by local agencies, Foxconn began construction of building foundations and other works.
According to the latest news from foreign media, the Planning Committee of Mount Pleasant Village, Wisconsin, where Foxconn's factory is located, recommended approval of Foxconn's plant construction plan on Thursday.
Foxconn's LCD panel plant includes a two-story concrete wall along a main road about the length of a football field.
At the same time, the company announced that it had begun to lay concrete foundations for the plant, which will cover an area of nearly 1 million square feet, equivalent to 90,000 square meters.
The Leshan Village Planning Committee recommended that the Village Council approve the plan for the construction of the factory building itself and the substation, and allow Foxconn to build the factory building at a higher height without further permission.
A Leshan village planning official said that in order to ensure that Foxconn's land drainage is normal,
Meanwhile, real estate records released Wednesday showed Foxconn bought an office building in downtown Madison for $9.5 million, which it said it would buy in April.
Foxconn said the six-story, 50,000-square-foot building on Capitol Square would become one of Foxconn's innovation centers. The company also said it would create innovation centers in several buildings it bought at Green Bay, Eau Claire and Racine.
More than a year ago, Foxconn announced an investment of about $10 billion to build a large LCD panel plant in Wisconsin, USA. Later, President Trump attended the ground-breaking ceremony of the plant.
But then, Foxconn's projects in the United States met with many doubts. According to statistics, this project only created more than 150 jobs in the United States last year, which did not meet Foxconn's original commitment. Therefore, the company failed to receive investment subsidies from local governments.
The new governor of Wisconsin and local media believe that Foxconn Group is likely to fail to achieve its original goal of creating 13,000 jobs. In addition, after the Foxconn project was announced, some local people also thought that the government at all levels offered Foxconn a huge subsidy of $34 billion.
It is reported that the technology used by Foxconn's American LCD panel factory has also been adjusted from the original 10.5 generation line to the 6 generation line. Previous media reports suggested that Foxconn's U.S. factories might abandon manufacturing and become a research and development center. Foxconn later denied that.
About a week ago, Foxconn Group also said that Wisconsin not only produces LCD panels, but also other products, such as servers, network equipment and car central control equipment.
Following the acquisition of Sharp, Foxconn has become very interested in LCD panels, preparing to mass-produce large-screen LCD televisions of more than 60 inches, so that ordinary consumers can replace their traditional flat-panel televisions at home. In addition to the Wisconsin project, Foxconn and its subsidiary Sharp are currently building a large LCD panel plant in Guangzhou, China, with an investment of nearly $10 billion. (Tencent Technology Revision/Chengxi)