Dell Inc. said Wednesday it will close a desktop computer manufacturing plant in Winston-Salem, N.C., by the end of January.
The computer maker said 905 people will be laid off, with about 600 to be let go next month. The plant was opened in 2005. 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 Inc. of Pittsburgh. In January, Dell said the company would move its Ireland manufacturing operations to Poland, a process that is still ongoing.