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Apple to Assemble Macs in Texas, Set to Manufacture Parts Across the U.S.
Xbitlabs ^ | 05/23/2013 09:28 PM] by | Anton Shilov

Posted on 05/24/2013 9:40:49 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Apple’s Plan to Move Production Back to U.S. Gets Shape

Chief executive officer of Apple this week revealed to the members of the U.S. Senate permanent subcommittee on investigations that the company has invested about $100 million into a production facility in Texas, which will assemble Macintosh computers. In addition, he said that components for the new PCs will be manufactured across various states.

“We are investing $100 million to build a Mac product line here in the U.S. The product will be assembled in Texas, include components made in Illinois and Florida, and rely on equipment produced in Kentucky and Michigan,” said Tim Cook to the Senate committee, reports AllThingsD web-site.

 

Previously it was reported that Apple’s plan to bring Mac production back to the U.S. is a joint project with Foxconn Electronics, the world’s largest contract manufacturer of electronics equipment. Earlier it was unknown whether Apple wants to make new Macs in California, or Texas, two states where Foxconn has factories. Thanks to the comment made by Mr. Cook, it is now known that the new Apple PCs will be assembled in the Lone Star State.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: apple; hitech; texas

1 posted on 05/24/2013 9:40:49 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Mind you since it’s Foxconn they’ll probably bring in their labor force from China for minimum wage.


2 posted on 05/24/2013 9:41:52 AM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Will Texans be jumping out of buildings?


3 posted on 05/24/2013 9:45:46 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: miliantnutcase

My guess they’ll use illegal aliens like everyone else. And they’ll have a SSN card on file for each and everyone of them.


4 posted on 05/24/2013 9:46:03 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Menehune56
And they’ll have a SSN card on file for each and everyone of them.

And about 10% of those will have unique numbers!

5 posted on 05/24/2013 9:47:09 AM PDT by kevkrom (Obama: less class than Bill Clinton)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

A very wise decision for Apple.

Very interesting supply chain issues these days with Far East manufacturing and it anticipates potential issues related to currency trends that could impact domestic pricing of foreign made goods, especially from China.

Apple usually is ahead of the curve on market trends. and may be on this one as well


6 posted on 05/24/2013 9:47:26 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Anywhere but California.

I hope they are not investigated in Sacramento for avoiding employment opportunities in the Golden State.


7 posted on 05/24/2013 9:48:40 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Without specificity in the article does anyone know if this assembly will take place in the Austin, Tx area or somewhere else?
8 posted on 05/24/2013 9:48:45 AM PDT by deport
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

They already cost too much!! How can anyone afford them when Apple isn’t using Chinese slave labor to build the liberal-friendly Mac?


9 posted on 05/24/2013 9:50:52 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: deport

Rumor has it Austin. They were down here a while back schmoozing. They also have another large facility here already.


10 posted on 05/24/2013 9:50:53 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: deport

If it is indeed FoxConn, it looks likely to be in the Houston area. Apple does have an Austin campus, but I don’t think that’s for manufacturing.


11 posted on 05/24/2013 9:51:55 AM PDT by kevkrom (Obama: less class than Bill Clinton)
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To: miliantnutcase; All

You hit the nail on the head.

I have been in the Foxconn facility in Houston while working for Compaq Computer prior to the HP purchase. Approx 2002.

They did indeed fly their own people in for three month assignments, rotate, fly another group in. All for pennies on the dollar. The toilets were weird, off the floor on platforms for squatting-it was bizarre.

They used to have a plant in Indie, assembly line. however at that facility they employed american citizens.


12 posted on 05/24/2013 9:52:21 AM PDT by seeker41 (Take back your country before it is too late-STOP islamic expansion in the USA remove zero)
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To: cicero2k
That is certainly a possibility, considering how nuts the CA legislature is.

I do expect that CA will pass a law that Companies HQ in CA will pay a “fee” on all pretax dollars, to snare some of that $$.

Or to snare campaign contributions, which are worth even more to politicians.

13 posted on 05/24/2013 10:10:46 AM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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14 posted on 05/24/2013 10:17:04 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: texas booster

They will do some clever underhand method in CA to keep the Executives around....got to have that campaign money.


15 posted on 05/24/2013 10:26:31 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

To me, the only question is:

Mac Mini, iMac or Mac Pro?


16 posted on 05/24/2013 11:20:58 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Good for Rick Perry’s Texas!The only bad news (not reported in this story)is the millions of frequent-flyer mile that Apple execs./engineers will no longer earn by flying to The Chi-Coms!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


17 posted on 05/24/2013 11:46:54 AM PDT by bandleader
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It has always been a struggle to maintain Apple quality using the mainland plants, and that string of suicides among Chinese workers wasn’t making anyone happy. Apple’s got a pile of cash, and like the Fremont plant 30 years ago, the state of the art to come will be deeply automated. Unlike 30 years ago, Steve Jobs’ nutjob qualities won’t be around to manifest themselves at the worst possible time, and the plants will be able to build fast enough and cheap enough to supply the market, or rather, markets, since Apple is in four distinct consumer technology lines.


18 posted on 05/24/2013 6:21:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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