Foxconn plans to expand US manufacturing

“We are looking at doing more manufacturing in the U.S. because, in general, customers want more to be done there,” Louis Woo, a Foxconn spokesman, said in a phone interview. He declined to comment on individual clients or specific plans.

Woo explained that one of the big challenges is managing supply chain. One of the reasons Foxconn has been so successful in China is because it’s able to so effectively manage how individual components used in its manufacturing are made and delivered. He said that U.S. manufacturing would need “to leverage high-value engineering talent” compared to China.

  • tylernol

    my prediction on US manufacturing is that the factories will not be filled with thousands of workers, but rather highly automated and run by far fewer personal.

  • matthewmaurice

    Judging from Foxconn’s past, I would say their biggest challenges will be OSHA, NLRB, and the EPA.