Lenovo plans on expanding operations within the United States
Not many laptops are manufactured within the borders of the United States, with most companies opting for cheaper labor in Asia and Latin America. Surprisingly, that doesn't seem to apply to the world’s No. 1 PC manufacturer, Lenovo, as they plan on expanding their current operations in the US.
According to NewsObserver.com, Lenovo has confirmed plans to expand their current US distribution and fulfillment center to include a production line for Lenovo laptops. The current center, located in North Carolina, occupies 250,000 square feet and provides jobs to over 150 workers. In an attempt to better cater to US corporate clients, the Chinese notebook manufacturer will open a new $2 million facility that will employ another 100+ workers. The plant will only operate in a limited capacity, producing ThinkPad and ThinkCentre notebooks for US corporations, but the majority of Lenovo’s products will still be made in plants outside the United States.
The new facility will definitely earn Lenovo points with US clients while simultaneously increasing shipping speeds; however, the company was frank in admitting that it would result in “slightly higher” prices. Construction is already underway in Guilford County, and the doors are expected to open sometime early next year.