Taipei, Aug. 20 (CNA) Construction on Hon Hai Precision Industry Co.'s controversial flat panel facility in Wisconsin has reached a new stage, with vertical construction beginning recently, the company said Monday.

Hon Hai said the company has installed the first of 400 precast panels weighing up to 34,000 kilograms each that will form the frame of the 92,300 square-meter Gen6 flat screen complex, Hon Hai (known globally as Foxconn) said in a statement.

"The company celebrated this major milestone in the construction of North America's first and only TFT-LCD Gen6 Fab and supporting facilities after announcing the beginning of work on foundations and footings for the facility in June," the statement said.

The flat panel plant is the centerpiece of Hon Hai's US$10 billion investment in the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park, which aims to transform Wisconsin into a high-tech hub.

Hon Hai signed an agreement with Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC) to build a flat screen manufacturing campus in the state in November 2017 and received a package of potential subsidies and tax breaks worth over US$3 billion based on the promise of creating 13,000 jobs over six years.

The project was initially conceived to build large screens but its parameters have since changed to making smaller screens for a variety of devices, and critics in Wisconsin have accused Hon Hai of backtracking on its commitments.

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