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Foxconn will build Wisconsin factory after talk with Trump

Foxconn Technology said Friday it will keep a manufacturing commitment to Wisconsin after the company’s chairman spoke to President Trump. It had been earlier reported that Foxconn was reconsidering making liquid crystal display panels at a planned $10 billion Wisconsin campus and intended to hire mostly engineers and researchers there. But after conversations between Trump and Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou, the company said it would move “forward with our planned construction of a Gen 6 fab facility,” a type of plant that produces displays. The 20-million-square-foot campus marked the largest investment for a brand-new location by a foreign-based company in US history when it was announced at a White House ceremony in 2017. Trump ...