Dell to close plant, lay off 905

ROUND ROCK, TEXAS - October 8, 2009

Dell Inc. says it will close a desktop computer manufacturing plant in Winston-Salem, North Carolina by the end of January.

The computer maker said Wednesday that 905 people will be laid off, with around 600 to be let go next month.

The plant closure is part of a plan to save $4 billion a year at Dell by 2011.

In June, Dell sold its Lebanon, Tenn., remanufacturing plant to Genco.

In January, Dell said the company would move its Ireland manufacturing operations to Poland, a process that is still ongoing.

Dell has plants in Miami, Nashville, Austin, Texas, Brazil, Ireland, Poland, China, Malaysia and India.

It also partners with other manufacturers to make certain products.

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