Lenovo to Open a Computer Manufacturing Line in the United States
By Cássio Lima on October 3, 2012 - 12:21 PM
Lenovo has announced that it will start up a U.S. personal computer production line in Whitsett, N.C., near Greensboro. The company said that the move will create 115 new manufacturing jobs in North Carolina, where the workers will build Think-branded notebooks and desktop PCs, tablets, engineering workstations and servers for sale to domestic businesses, government and education customers, as well as consumers.
The new U.S. PC manufacturing line is currently under construction and scheduled to open in early 2013. It will reside within Lenovo’s recently expanded 240,000 square foot U.S. distribution center in Whitsett, N.C., approximately 10 miles east of Greensboro. Hiring for the 115 manufacturing and related positions should begin later this year.
“Lenovo is establishing a U.S. manufacturing base because we believe in the long-term strength of the American PC market and our own growth opportunities here,” said Yuanqing Yang, chairman and CEO, Lenovo.