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Dell finally ends production at NC computer plant


WINSTON-SALEM, NC (AP) -- Computer maker Dell Inc. is putting its Winston-Salem manufacturing plant into mothballs.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports the company has closed its production line after a six-year run that failed to reach the economic promises floated at the beginning.

Dell spokesman David Frink says the 750,000-square-foot plant is being shut down and cleaned up.

The computer assembly plant was offered more than $300 million in incentives to choose the North Carolina site in 2004. Most state incentives were never paid, and Dell repaid local governments $26 million in upfront incentives.

The plant's work force reached a peak of 1,400 employees. It was down to about 900 workers by the time Dell announced its closing plans last year.


Information from: Winston-Salem Journal,

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