Skip to comments.New Dell manufacturing plant in N.C. to employ at least 1,500
Posted on 11/09/2004 2:02:31 PM PST by A Balrog of Morgoth
Dell Inc. said Tuesday that it would build its third U.S. manufacturing plant in North Carolina, employing at least 1,500 people within five years.
The new facility, scheduled to open in the fall of 2005 at a site to be determined, will produce desktop computers.
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Looks like MORE jobs being OUTSOURCED....into low tax states like Tenn, Texas and now N. Carolina!!
If states like Ohio, Michigan, etc. want to whine about "outsourcing" or the fact manufacturing jobs are leaving or not being created they need to look at their oppressive taxes and regulations.
You were a loner on that thread, exposing "offshoreing" and no one commented.
That was a great link. If it wasn't posted as a thread I suggest putting it up. Regarding Dell they have had enormously bad press for sending jobs to India, then retreated. To make it economically viable and to have Representatives look good, a "Dell Deal" has been made.
Should be good for the area economically. ...as for opinions about Dell, that's different.
I'm very interested to see if they can pull off the "build 'em cheaper, cheaper, cheaper" strategy over the long run. Gateway tried it; failed. Packard Bell tried it; failed. It's possible that Dell is just better, or they may just have enough momentum built up that it will take a while for them to hit the ground.
Our company has around 200 Dell machines, and I have noticed a marked decrease in quality/reliability in the past few years. In 2000, we saw three hardware failures. This year, we have had more than 15 in the past 6 months.
Yeah, thanks. No one wants to look at it realistically. They celebrate the creation 1,500 jobs (with a possible additional 6,500) at a price of $244 million (basically if you do the math, the first year's salary is paid for by taxpayers) while ignoring the loss of some 100,000 jobs (between manufacturing and IT). With more results like these we'll be a third world nation in no time.