Flextronics brings US manufacturing to the startup set
At the end of the San Francisco Bay, in the center of the town of Milpitas, sits a nondescript office park. The Flextronics’ campus is situated in the middle of this sprawl surrounded by rows of parking spaces and strips of manicured grass.
It looks like any other set of buildings in any other industrial park in any other metropolitan area in the United States. But its seemingly boring location is what makes this bland row of buildings in the San Jose suburb so intriguing. Flextronics is doing something that was unheard of just a few years ago — it built a US-based factory that’s manufacturing hardware for small companies. One of those companies is Recon.