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Lenovo to Open a Computer Manufacturing Line in the United States

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Striving for greater customer responsiveness and strengthening its operational foundation in the world's second largest PC market, Lenovo today announced plans to start up a U.S. manufacturing line in Whitsett, N.C., near Greensboro, early next year. This line will create 115 new manufacturing jobs, while building Think-branded notebook and desktop PCs, tablets, engineering workstations and servers for sale to North American businesses, government and education customers, and consumers.

Creating a U.S. manufacturing line defies a trend that has seen electronics production jobs migrate out of the country for more than two decades. With this capability closer to North American customers, Lenovo will increase its operational flexibility to provide a differentiated experience that includes even faster and more reliable product delivery in many situations, as well as access to a broader and more valuable set of services.

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Aaaamericcaahhhhhh.
 
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Wonder what had to give for them to consider making machines here again. Ya know it couldn't just be for publicity. My Y580 shipped from NC so obviously there is operations there. Politicians praising them make me wonder too.
 
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Politicians praising them make me wonder too.
Be thankfull they "Democrats and POTUS" didnt pull a Boeing on Lenovo, considering North Carolina is a right-to-work state and recognized any new jobs or positions is a good thing in this enviroment.
 
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Good for the merican working class.
Times are changing....
 

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Awesome, that's 50 miles from where I live :D
 
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Its a shame really. All the US companies complain about not being able to compete with overseas companies and yet these companies build and provide jobs in the US while US companies do the complete opposite. Thanks Lenovo, you Chinese company, to provide jobs in the US while US companies can't.
 

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They are saving a non trivial amount of money by doing this somehow, otherwise it doesn't make any sense because all of their parts are in China and have to be shipped here for assembly. Maybe it is some kind of avoiding possible future tariffs or some such situation. They choose NC because of the slave labor and no taxes for them which makes sense.
 
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They are saving a non trivial amount of money by doing this somehow, otherwise it doesn't make any sense because all of their parts are in China and have to be shipped here for assembly. Maybe it is some kind of avoiding possible future tariffs or some such situation. They choose NC because of the slave labor and no taxes for them which makes sense.
right to work does not mean slave labor
 

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right to work does not mean slave labor
at least Lenovo is willing to provide assembly jobs instead of the other way around
 

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Are they going to charge a premium for computers manufactured in that line?
 
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I guess this will help them improve their time-to-market tremendously. This is excellent news every way I see it! Go Lenovo Go! :cool: