More than 1,000 manufacturing jobs nearly came to the Racine area, to build a highly publicized new fleet of vehicles for the U.S. Postal Service. But a deal that would have allowed the use of a Foxconn facility for the project never came to fruition.

Based in Oshkosh, Oshkosh Corp. won a 10-year contract from the federal government to build up to 165,000 new USPS vehicles; more than 10,000 of the first phase of 50,000 vehicles will be powered by electricity, not gasoline.

The company indicated that Foxconn’s Advanced Manufacturing Facility was not big enough for what it needed, although discussions were held about the possibility of doing the work in Mount Pleasant.

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