Workers hope Foxconn helps Fox Cities

Posted at 5:20 PM, Jun 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-27 18:20:36-04

President Donald Trump will visit Racine County tomorrow morning for a groundbreaking at Foxconn.

The president is touting this project as a revival of American manufacturing.

State leaders, like Governor Scott Walker, say it will be a major benefit to businesses all across Wisconsin.

Work has already began at the first Foxconn building in Mount Pleasant.

There, eight Wisconsin companies will split $14 million in contracts.

Wednesday, a workers at Neenah Foundry expressed a desire for companies locally to get work.

They're hoping that Trump will support Tammy Baldwin's Buy American Bill, which they say could help more Wisconsin companies feel the affects from Foxconn.

"They're going to have some of our products, and it wouldn't necessarily be the water products," former Neenah Foundry worker Roddy Rice said. "When they put in new roads and other infrastructure, we've got the sewer work."

Rice said that Foxconn is going to have some Neenah foundry products.

However, not everybody is celebrating Thursday's visit from the president.

For several months now, many state Democrats have criticized the tax credits that the state is giving to a foreign company.

There are protests planned outside the site during the groundbreaking ceremony.