Apple, Inc. Is About to Expand U.S. Manufacturing, but It’s…

Apple, Inc. Is About to Expand U.S. Manufacturing, but It’s…

Jan 13, 2017

“Apple, Inc. Is About to Expand U.S. Manufacturing, but It’s Not What You Think”

By Evan Niu, Fox Business

Too bad we’re not talking about iPhone manufacturing.

Expanding domestic manufacturing is the popular thing to do right about now, as President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office in just 10 days. We’ve already seen a handful of domestic companies cave to the political pressure, altering investment plans to focus on U.S. facilities in some cases. Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has also been dragged into the debateOpens a New Window., for better or for worse. Well, the Mac maker is now reportedly looking to expand its operations in Mesa, Arizona, and begin “high-tech manufacturing,” according to government documentsOpens a New Window. first noticed by Business InsiderOpens a New Window. yesterday.

Apple is looking to assemble data center cabinets at the facility, and they would be destined for use in Apple’s other data center facilities around the world. The company currently assembles data center gear at each respective site, but this move would consolidate the assembling in Mesa. Finished equipment will be shipped to other Apple data centers within the U.S., according to the report.

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