MT. PLEASANT, WI–Foxconn is reportedly planning to assemble Google server components at its beleaguered Wisconsin factory here. Foxconn is said to be establishing assembly lines to start mass production of circuit boards in the first quarter of next year.
Foxconn has confirmed to Bloomberg that it was developing computing and infrastructure “capabilities” but did not name customers. Bloomberg suggests that Google is expanding American manufacturing to win more government contracts, and one source said Foxconn was the only manufacturer that could assemble the necessary components inside the United States.
Some time ago, Foxconn won billions of dollars in subsidies for its Wisconsin facility, aided by support from Wisconsin Republicans and President Donald Trump. However, the facility has remained largely empty for years, delivering a fraction of the 13,000 jobs it promised local residents. The scale of its reported Google contract remains unclear.