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Lenovo Announces Official Opening of U.S. PC Manufacturing Line in N. Carolina

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Congratulations North Carolina! (as long as your people, the workforce, is treated better than in the Infamous Chinese Empire).
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I wonder how much this new factory cost the tax payers of NC and how many actual jobs will be created for U.S. citizens vs. imported folks from China?
 
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Makes sense? They’ll import the components from China... then more often than not land them in the port of LA/Long Beach, Ca. Truck them across the country, assembly them, to finally truck like half of it back across the Rockies... You'd have to give them huge incentives to consider the economics. :ohwell:
 
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It would be a lot easier to ship the parts to Wilmington, NC and truck them up I-40 to Whitsett.

I wonder why Lenovo didn't use the former Dell facility near High Point instead. :confused:
 
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Let see there’s the Suez Canal… or all the way around the horn of Africa. Paying for passage through Panama Canal is getting better. I suppose lot of small tightly pack components and such it could be okay for most of what they’ll need. Other than ATX chassis, and those are less of come trend. Paying the extra $1,000 (it used to be like twice the price) and 2 week for containers would have merit for the volume they can build.
http://www.imsw.com/downloads/powerpoint/2012_Global_Logistics_Trends.pdf

That’s why they continue hope the world heats-up to open the Northwest Passage for you all, but by then would Wilmington, NC or many of the port we know today still be there?
 
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I wonder how much this new factory cost the tax payers of NC and how many actual jobs will be created for U.S. citizens vs. imported folks from China?
Always a pessimist somewhere. If the deal was not right for both Lenovo and NC, it would not have happenned.

Let see there’s the Suez Canal… or all the way around the horn of Africa. Paying for passage through Panama Canal is getting better. I suppose lot of small tightly pack components and such it could be okay for most of what they’ll need. Other than ATX chassis, and those are less of come trend. Paying the extra $1,000 (it used to be like twice the price) and 2 week for containers would have merit for the volume they can build.
http://www.imsw.com/downloads/powerpoint/2012_Global_Logistics_Trends.pdf

That’s why they continue hope the world heats-up to open the Northwest Passage for you all, but by then would Wilmington, NC or many of the port we know today still be there?
Imports from China do not go through the Suez, Panama Canal or NW Passage. The manufacturing facility would undoubtably be for US distribution(don't know if they plan on shipping overseas from US). Containers from China are around $8000 now too BTW. Containers from US to other countries vary in price depending destination.
 
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Imports from China do not go through the Suez, Panama Canal or NW Passage.
Ah, the two were sarcasm... But how do you not figure the Panama canal? Sure more is going through Port of Manzanillo, Mexico and up to Texas, but for expensive and desirable computer parts it's chancy move such containers by truck. Trains can be more secure but, can be more of a logistic set-back at the border and switching yards in Texas.

The manufacturing facility would undoubtably be for US distribution (don't know if they plan on shipping overseas from US).
I'm talking the component that they'd assemble... come from the Pacific Rim. And most of what they build would be for North America (inc Canada/ Mexico), while some might go to the Europe

Containers from China are around $8000 now too BTW.
Is that what it is landed on the East Seaboard? I know that like 2 year ago a standard GW container at LA/LB was like $3600-3800.