Sunday, June 30, 2019

Delayed Foxconn project gets another non-delay delay

For the record, the opening of Foxconn's center-piece factory in its Mt. Pleasant village within a village 

to build and assemble who knows what has been pushed into 2021:
In March, the tech manufacturing company announced construction on the Mount Pleasant Gen 6 fabrication facility would begin in summer and would be operational by the end of 2020.
But Thursday morning, an email sent out by WEDC with the subject line: “Special Bulletin: Wisconn Valley News” updating bid opportunities said the factory was now set for completion in early 2021...
A spokeswoman for Foxconn said Thursday afternoon that there is no delay but offered few additional details. 
When will WEDC drop that fatally self-mocking "WisConn" bad label? Or do they want us to assign it and that castle an official song?
Down in the valley
Valley so low
Hang your head over
Hear the wind blow...
Build me a castle
Forty feet high
So I can see her
As she goes by
* For some fact-checking you can check out this full Foxconn archive, here.

* PolitiFact has called out Wisconsin Republicans who set their own pants on fire when falsely blaming Gov. Evers for earlier Foxconn delays and diminution: 
Republican leaders Vos and Fitzgerald said in a joint statement that potential changes in Foxconn’s Wisconsin plans are a result of "economic uncertainty" created by Evers — who has been governor for less than a month.
A spokeswoman for Vos offered no evidence of that claim, saying merely that the leaders "believe" that is the case.
Meanwhile, the evidence against the claim is steep:
All of which makes Vos and Fitzgerald’s claim not only wrong, but ridiculous. That’s our definition of Pants on Fire.
* And Walker's twitter feed is also a fine archive/amusement:
Foxconn continues to move forward in Wisconsin!

Things are really moving at the Foxconn construction site. Spoke with a number of the guys from Hoffman Construction out of Black River Falls. They love the work!
5:23 PM - 26 Jul 2018

Foxconn is bringing 13,000 high-tech jobs to Wisconsin -- the biggest jobs announcement in our state’s history!

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