Oshkosh Defense reportedly sought an agreement to build U.S. Postal Service delivery vehicles at a Foxconn building in Racine County, but that was rejected by the tech manufacturing giant. Instead, the project and an estimated 1,000 employees will be located in South Carolina.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Monday that Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson told reporters on Feb. 18 that Oshkosh Defense inquired about renting a Foxconn building in the Village of Mount Pleasant, however the companies were not able to reach an agreement.
In an email sent Monday to Wisconsin Public Radio, Johnson’s spokesperson Alexa Henning referred questions about the senator’s prior comments to Foxconn and Oshkosh Defense.