Friday, September 05, 2008

Quanta Nashville and Dell's manufacturing exit

The Irish follow Dell Inc. more closely than we do in Nashville, because Dell does much of its outsourcing in the Emerald Isle. But, the news that Dell's plan to exit manufacturing -- reported today in-depth by The Wall Street Journal -- could have reverberations in Nashville, where Dell does some assembly and a great deal of logistics. Here's a much earlier Irish piece and this morning's ZDNet pointer. Not long ago, Nashville lost Gateway's short-lived presence here. However, Nashville is still the home for Taiwan-based Quanta Computer's very first U.S. manufacturing, service-repair and distribution facility. Could Dell's transition boost Quanta Nashville?

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