Foxconn Not Building U.S. Factories, Spokeswoman Says
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Foxconn Technology says it has no plans to build factories in the U.S., in spite of a recent report that the manufacturing company is evaluating certain U.S. cities for new plants, the Detroit Free Press reported.
"Foxconn Technology Group already has multiple facilities based in the U.S. and there are no current plans to expand our operations there at this time," Yvonne Tung, a company spokeswoman, wrote in an email to the Free Press.
On Nov. 8, DigiTimes, a Taiwan-based newspaper, reported Foxconn was evaluating Detroit, Los Angeles and other U.S. cities as potential new factory locations. DigiTimes cited unnamed "market watchers" as its source. Such a move would be a big change for Foxconn, which is headquartered in Taiwan but operates most of its factories in China.
The company is a major supplier for Apple and does business with Amazon, Dell, Hewlett-Packard and other large technology companies. Throughout this year, however, it has come under fire for years of poor working conditions, fatal factory accidents and hiring underage workers.