From Madison’s Very Own Wisconsin State Journal:
“An executive for electronics maker Foxconn first suggested revisiting the company’s $3 billion state incentive deal to reflect the company’s “evolving project” in Wisconsin, according to a letter written and released Tuesday by Gov. Tony Evers.
Also Tuesday, the CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. defended the state’s deal with Foxconn as a “solid contract” and said the company’s changes to its plan for Wisconsin don’t require that it be revisited.
Both developments follow Evers’ acknowledgement last week that his administration will work with Foxconn to revisit the deal.
The Evers letter to Foxconn executive Louis Woo says Woo, at a meeting with Evers last month, indicated “Foxconn intends to suggest several changes to the existing agreement to better align the terms with the evolving project and global marketplace.”
The letter says Foxconn will submit its proposed changes to the deal in coming weeks. Evers wrote that “to my knowledge, this was the first time either Foxconn or the State of Wisconsin had mentioned amending or changing the agreement.”
Evers added GOP legislative leaders were told of Woo’s suggestion that same day.
In a statement, Foxconn officials said the company “has never wavered” from its commitment to create 13,000 jobs, but added it remains “open to further consultation, collaboration, and new ideas.”
“As part of our ongoing, long-term investment in Wisconsin, we have conducted both routine engagement and good faith discussions with the Evers Administration regarding areas of flexibility within the existing agreement to ensure the company and our workforce will be positioned for long-term success,” the Foxconn statement said.”
Foxconn’s decision to build a Gen 6 Manufacturing Facility does NOT meet the requirements of the WEDC Contract which requires a Gen 10.5 manufacturing facility . Therefore, the contract is in default, and Foxconn is not eligible for any benefits!
From Cap Times:
Foxconn says it will build Gen 6 factory in Wisconsin, Gov. Tony Evers ‘comfortable’ with commitment
After a week of headlines raising questions about Foxconn’s plans for Wisconsin, Gov. Tony Evers said Friday he is comfortable with the technology company’s commitment to the state.
“Frankly I think what they said recently has been relatively consistent, it’s just a matter of their communication strategy being more consistent,” Evers told reporters in the state Capitol. “I’m comfortable that they’re still committed to the state, they’re still committed to this Generation 6 technology, but that doesn’t mean we won’t continue to encourage them to be more transparent and more consistent.”
Shortly before Evers’ comments, Foxconn Technology Group said in a statement that it will move forward with plans to construct a Generation 6 facility in southeastern Wisconsin. So-called Gen 6 factories generally produce small LCD screens for cell phones, tablets and small televisions.
Although Foxconn originally billed its planned Wisconsin facility as a Generation 10.5 LCD plant, the company has said since last year that it will instead start by building a smaller Gen 6 plant. Foxconn executive Louis Woo has said the company’s southeastern Wisconsin campus will be built in a phased approach.
Evers said he and Woo spoke Friday morning and Woo reiterated the company’s commitment to a Gen 6 plant.
In its statement, Foxconn credited “productive discussions between the White House and the company” and “a personal conversation between President Donald J. Trump and Chairman Terry Gou” with its decision to move forward with its Gen 6 plans.
Building a Gen 6 Manufacturing Facility is a violation of the WEDC Contract which stipulates a Gen 10.5 Manufacturing Facility, and therefore Foxconn is in default and is not eligible for taxpayer funded payments or subsidizes.
WI Governor Doctor Tony Evers is an educated person, unlike Ruffians and Scofflaws such as State Representative Robin Vos, Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave, MTP Village President Davis DeGoof, and City of Racine Mayor Cory Mason – he simply expects the beneficiaries of a negotiated contract to fulfill their promises.
FOXCONN HAS FAILED TO ADHERE TO THE STIPULATED CONDITIONS OF THE WEDC CONTRACT!
Thus, the WEDC contract is NULL AND VOID!
And thus, Foxconn desperately seeks to re-negotiate the contract!
From the WEDC Contract:
Concerned taxpayers can download the complete WEDC Agreement by clicking on the following link: 1109wedcfoxconn
While State of WI Dr. Tony Evers letter to Foxconn states, as follows:
Complete Letter of Wisconsin Governor Dr. Tony Evers available by clicking on the following link: Dr. Tony Evers Letter
Desperate Republicans seek to change the terms of the “ironclad” Scott Walker WEDC agreement of a guaranteed Gen 10.5 manufacturing facility to fit the Foxconn scaling down of the contract to a Gen 6 manufacturing facility, in violation of the agreed upon terms. This is simply not acceptable, and must be resisted. Already Taxpayers in MTP are being asked to pay more for the Foxscam Management scheme –
AS foretold, and coming to fruition:
MOUNT PLEASANT: Firm proposes 25% hike for Foxconn Project management
MOUNT PLEASANT — The consulting company that provides Mount Pleasant with the project manager who oversees Foxconn matters is requesting a nearly 25% increase in its contract with the village.
Milwaukee-based Kapur and Associates, which employs Foxconn project manager Claude Lois, has been getting paid $20,000 per month for nearly the last two years, equaling $240,000 per year. With the contract up in August, Kapur is requesting to be paid $24,000 per month — $288,000 per year.
Dear Village Board,
I see that the Foxconn dividend is paying off for Claude Lois to
manage Foxconn, while costing taxpayers more!
MOUNT PLEASANT — The consulting company that provides Mount Pleasant
with the project manager who oversees Foxconn matters is requesting a
nearly 25% increase in its contract with the village.
Milwaukee-based Kapur and Associates, which employs Foxconn project
manager Claude Lois, has been getting paid $20,000 per month for
nearly the last two years, equaling $240,000 per year. With the
contract up in August, Kapur is requesting to be paid $24,000 per
month — $288,000 per year.
This is just the first in a series of steep and disastrous tax hikes
which will occur in MTP and Racine County as the Foxscam has changed
again. Since Foxconn’s change in plans to build a Gen 6 Plant is a
violation of the terms of their WEDC contract, which stipulates a Gen
10.5, from page 4 of the contract, which is attached for your viewing,
Foxconn is now desperate to change the WEDC contract, while desperate
Politicians like State Rep Robin Vos, Racine County Executive Jonathan
Delagrave and MTP President Dave DeGroot will ignore the actual terms
of the contract and focus on “employment”.
The Evers letter to Foxconn executive Louis Woo says Woo, at a meeting
with Evers last month, indicated “Foxconn intends to suggest several
changes to the existing agreement to better align the terms with the
evolving project and global marketplace.”
The letter says Foxconn will submit its proposed changes to the deal
in coming weeks. Evers wrote that “to my knowledge, this was the first
time either Foxconn or the State of Wisconsin had mentioned amending
or changing the agreement.”
Charlatans and scofflaws – ALL of you!
BOHICA MTP and Racine County Residents for more taxes and fees!
Tim & Cindy
Foxconn’s demands are Unacceptable.
Only Terrorists demand to renegotiate ironclad contracts executed in good faith.
It is time to end the State Sponsored Terrorism of the failed and costly Politically induced Foxscam Failure.