Yesterday, Dell inaugurated a new factory in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The construction worths $100 million and the lawsuit filed the North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law may cost $300 million.
The new facility, Dell’s largest factory from U.S., has drawn critic reactions from the North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law which filed a lawsuit because the local authorities made a subsidiary for the plant. Dell, the state of North Carolina, the city and mayor of Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, and three nonprofit organizations are named in the suit. They granted Dell with almost 300$ million to build the factory but the money came from tax credits and property tax abatements.
Although Dell promised that its factory will create 1.500 jobs, the North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law filed the lawsuit because the officials spent public funds for private business.
Dell donated the first products that came from the factory to local science and technology museum SciWorks and to regional and local governments in the state.
At the inaugurating ceremony neither Dell Chairman Michael Dell or North Carolina Governor Mike Easley have mentioned about this deal.
Dell expects to produce a computer at every 5 seconds in this new factory which has 300 employees at this moment, and waiting for another 700.