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Lenovo breaks ground on North Carolina factory site

updated 11:35 pm EDT, Tue October 2, 2012

New move claimed to be long term, part of corporate strategy

Lenovo, the world's second largest PC manufacturer, will open a production plant in the US with the first units scheduled to roll off the production line in 2013. The new facility is designed to not only produce PCs but smartphones and tablet devices as well. Lenovo's new Whitsett, North Carolina site is expected to create 115 jobs.

The company's US headquarters is based in Morrisville, NC, an hour east of the factory location. The company claims the new factory will allow the company to be more flexible and respond to US corporate client needs more rapidly.

"Us having a [production] facility here in a home country is a differentiator that people will value," said Lenovo North America President David Schmoock. The new factory will be designed and build with 'green' technologies in mind. Schmoock said "being green is not necessarily the lowest-cost option for a lot of companies, but you do it because your customers and partners value you being green."

Lenovo's head of global supply chain Gerry Smith said the decision to set up a factory in the US corresponds with the company's strategy of localizing production in major markets. "Now we are big enough in the U.S. to justify this move," he said.

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