Monday, April 15, 2024

Foxconn delivers 50,000 masks to Milwaukee charter school. Plans to donate 2 million masks in coming weeks

From JSOnline:

Ricardo Torres
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Foxconn Technology Group plans to donate 2 million medical face masks to 40 Milwaukee area nonprofit and community groups.

Officials from Foxconn Technology Group, Advocate Aurora and Milwaukee Academy of Science pose with a sign in front of boxes of medical masks. Foxconn donated 50,000 masks to the school and plans to donate a total of 2 million to 40 different charity groups.

The first 50,000 masks were delivered to the Milwaukee Academy of Science, a public charter school, on Wednesday. Other deliveries are scheduled for the coming weeks.

“During the height of the pandemic, Foxconn produced approximately 13 million face masks in Mount Pleasant," the company said in a press release.

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"The company recognizes that even after the pandemic, organizations still need masks that limit the transmission of respiratory illnesses. As a member of the community, we are happy to make this donation and thankful for the help of Advocate Health Care and Aurora Health Care in identifying community organizations in need of masks."

In April 2020, Foxconn donated 100,000 masks to the State of Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center and has supported the Mount Pleasant South Shore Fire Department with annual donations.

What else has Foxconn made in Wisconsin?

Aside from masks, Foxconn has produced microinverters and data servers at its Mount Pleasant facility.

The microinverters, which are used in solar technology, were built for Enphase Energy which is based in Fremont, California.

Foxconn has also been making data servers for clients with data centers operated by large-scale cloud management companies. The servers support information storage, online video platforms, smart phone apps and other big data functions.


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