“We’re building the airplane while we’re flying and we’re redesigning it.”

That is the analogy Bill Mitchell, Foxconn’s vice president of business operations, used Thursday to describe the Foxconn Technology Group’s Wisconsin plans.

“And we’re figuring it out as we go but we are figuring it out,” Mitchell said. “We don’t have all the answers but we’re figuring it out.”

Mitchell, who is also president and CEO of Aguila — a Foxconn distribution company, made the remarks Thursday at the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership “Manufacturing Matters” conference in Milwaukee.

Foxconn has been criticized for its ever-evolving plans for its campus in Mount Pleasant and Wisconsin in general.

Mitchell told the crowd of about 500 people that working for Foxconn has been “an interesting experience” and “a challenge.”

He added the development in Mount Pleasant is something that “hasn’t been done anywhere on this scale, exactly like this before at any time anywhere in the world.”

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