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Ford Cancels Factory Move to Mexico, Apple to Make iPhones in USA Thanks to Trump

 
 
 
 
 
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Bill Ford, the Chairman of Ford Motors, called Donald Trump tonight and said he will be keeping the Lincoln plant in Kentucky, instead of moving it to Mexico as it was planned in case Hillary Clinton would have won.

Trump tweeted the news tonight:

Just got a call from my friend Bill Ford, Chairman of Ford, who advised me that he will be keeping the Lincoln plant in Kentucky – no Mexico.

I worked hard with Bill Ford to keep the Lincoln plant in Kentucky. I owed it to the great State of Kentucky for their confidence in me!

Two months ago Donald Trump said Ford moving its plants to Mexico was a disgrace.

Amazing news! You done good, America!

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin thanked President Trump for helping his state:

2 days ago, Donald Trump told me he was working w/ Ford to keep smaller vehicle production in KY & in USA..Tonight they delivered..TY!

Apple Already in Talks to Move its Chinese factories back to America and Trump is not even sworn in yet

In February Donald Trump told a crowd in Wilmington, Tennessee that he will bring iPhone production back to the United States.

Donald Trump: We’re going to have Apple start to make their iPhones and computers and everything else they make in this country not in China.

Now Nikkei.com reported:

iPhones might one day soon carry “Made in America” labels.

Key Apple assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn Technology Group, has been studying the possibility of moving iPhone production to the U.S., sources told the Nikkei Asian Review.

“Apple asked both Foxconn and Pegatron, the two iPhone assemblers, in June to look into making iPhones in the U.S.,” a source said. “Foxconn complied, while Pegatron declined to formulate such a plan due to cost concerns.”

Foxconn, based in the gritty, industrial Tucheng district in suburban Taipei, and its smaller Taiwanese rival churn out more than 200 million iPhones annually from their massive Chinese campuses.

Another source said that while Foxconn had been working on the request from Apple Inc., its biggest customer that accounts for more than 50% of its sales, Chairman Terry Gou had been less enthusiastic due to an inevitable rise in production costs.

“Making iPhones in the U.S. means the cost will more than double,” the source said.

The person added that one view among the Apple supply chain in Taiwan is that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump may push the Cupertino, California-based tech titan to make a certain number of iPhone components at home.

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  • sgtpepper & walrus

    This is great news, and very encouraging. Let’s hope these companies do good and employ actual Americans living in the USA, and not ship people in via H1-B visas or other loopholes. If a label saying “Made in America” comes to fruition on the iPhone some day, that would be a very nice thing to see from Apple. I would consider buying one, and I am about as non-Apple in techno preference as they come!

    • Steven Dietrich

      As Reagan said “Trust, but Verify”.

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