Foxconn Technology Group now says it will indeed build a liquid crystal display manufacturing plant in Wisconsin, following talks between President Donald Trump and company CEO Terry Gou.
The Taiwan-based electronics manufacturer said it will move forward with construction of a so-called Generation 6 factory, or “fab” which typically produces screens for cell phones, tablets and small televisions.
The announcement came after “productive discussions between the White House and the company, and after a personal conversation between President Donald J. Trump and Chairman Terry Gou,” Foxconn said in a statement.
Naturally, Trump took to Twitter to praise the news: “Great news on Foxconn in Wisconsin after my conversation with Terry Gou!”
A spokeswoman for Foxconn did not immediately say how many jobs would be created and how much the company would invest in the project, but in recent days the company has said it remains committed to creating 13,000 jobs in the state.
Foxconn’s statement comes after days of uncertainly brought by new reports suggesting Foxconn would be reversing course on bringing thousands of manufacturing jobs promised by Trump and former Gov. Scott Walker. Read the full story here.