The boss of the Silicon Valley giant has promised to build three new manufacturing plants in the United States, said President Donald Trump during an interview to the Wall Street Journal, according to recent report of news site BBC News.
Apple CEO promised three big plants: Donald Trump
According to the reports, Donald Trump told the Journal that he had a phone conversation with Tim Cook – the Chief Executive of Apple. In the interview, the US President told the Wall Street Journal, “I spoke to (Cook), he’s promised me three big plants – big, big, big.” The iPhone making company has declined to comment on the report.
During the interview, Trump discussed several matters ranging from tax reforms to plants the Silicon Valley giant ought to make. He said that the CEO of Apple Inc. had called him to confirm that the plans for the plants were “going forward”. The US President had made several repeated calls for the U.S.-based companies during the campaign last year to produce more in the country in order to revive the manufacturing sector and create more jobs. The iPhone maker was one of the companies that came under fire, according to news site BBC News.
In a speech last year in January, the President said that they were going to get Apple to start building “their damn computers and things in this country, instead of in other countries.”
Foxconn to invest in America as well
Currently, the smartphone maker manufactures almost all of its products in China but the tech giant has hired designers and developers in the United States and is buying some of its parts from American manufacturers, like Corning. Some products are made by contract manufacturers in the United States as well. The Chief Executive Officer of the tech giant said that the iPhone maker was creating a $1bn fund to invest in advanced manufacturing in the country.
A major contractor for the Silicon Valley giant – Foxconn – has noted that it is planning to invest more than $10bn in a display-making factory in the country as well, possibly in Wisconsin.