Dell To Shutter N.C. PC Plant

By Doug Olenick On Oct 12 2009 - 6:00am

Dell reported last week it will close its Winston-Salem, N.C., factory and lay off 905 employees.

The plant, which produced desktop computers, will close its doors in January but will start wrapping up operations next month. The plant closing is part of the company's long-term plan to simplify its operations, the company said in a written statement.

“This is a difficult decision, especially for our North Carolina colleagues, but a necessary one for Dell customers and our company. The efforts of our team members there have been significant and we're committed to helping them through their transition.” said Frank Miller, Dell's public business unit supply chain VP.

Desktop PC sales have steadily declined over the past several years as laptops have become more powerful, smaller and less expensive.

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