Motorola Opens 1st U.S. Smartphone Plant
FORT WORTH (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry and top executives are attending the opening of a Fort Worth plant where cellphone pioneer Motorola will produce the first smartphone ever assembled in the U.S.
Motorola is owned by Google, whose Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, will be on-hand Tuesday, as will Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside.
Motorola will produce its new flagship device, Moto X, there, creating 2,000 jobs.
The factory will be run by Flextronics International Ltd., a Singapore-based contract electronics manufacturer that has had a long relationship with Motorola.
Also attending will be Flextronics CEO Mike McNamara.
The Fort Worth location was once occupied by a Nokia plant, making repurposing it easy.
Perry administers two incentive funds meant to attract job-creating businesses to Texas. But Motorola didn’t get money from those funds for this deal.
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