It’s common for US companies to outsource their labor to companies in Asia. It’s not so common for those companies to then open up manufacturing plants in the United States.
iPhone manufacturing powerhouse Foxconn is planning to drop a cool $40 million in the United States to build a manufacturing facility for telecom and internet products, according to company chairman Terry Gou. Bloomberg reports the facility will be located in Harrisburg, Penn., where Foxconn already runs a small manufacturing operation. The new factory will employ roughly 500 people.