First, Trump met with Ford chairman Bill Ford and Mr. Ford reportedly told the president-elect that his company would not be relocating their Kentucky plant to 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!” Trump said.
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
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2016
Ford had planned to move SUV production from Kentucky to Mexico, before the meeting with President-elect Trump:
“We had planned to move the Lincoln MKC out of Louisville Assembly Plant,” probably to the Cuautitlan factory in Mexico, Christin Baker, a Ford spokeswoman, said in an e-mail.
While the singular reference does not indicate a trend, one of the world’s largest technology companies is reportedly also reconsidering its overseas manufacturing operations due to Trump’s election.
“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.”
When asked why the request was made, the 2016 election was pointed to as the key element.
The concern is that President-elect Donald Trump may push Apple to to make a certain number of iPhone components in America.
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