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Motorola became part of a growing trend when it opened a plant in Texas to build its flagship Moto X, but just a year on, its now decided to shut down its US manufacturing operations. According to The Wall Street Journal, employee numbers have plummeted from nearly 4,000 when it was in full swing...

May 30th 2014 at 12:40pm 0 Comments
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Not everyone gets to walk behind the tech industry's velvet ropes. So when Motorola opened the gates to its Fort Worth, Texas facility -- the place where custom Moto X's are made -- we were there to bring you an inside look. And in the interest of getting you even more intimately acquainted with t...

September 11th 2013 at 4:40pm 0 Comments
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If you're anything like us, you're wondering just how well Motorola's Fort Worth factory is coping with demand for Moto X smartphones. The answer? Well enough, thank you: CEO Dennis Woodside just told Reuters in an interview that the US-based plant is shipping about 100,000 Moto X units each week....

September 10th 2013 at 10:58pm 0 Comments
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This is where the Moto X magic happens: a 455,000 square-foot factory in Fort Worth, Texas that formerly manufactured devices for Nokia. From start to finish, these human-manned assembly banks are where your Moto X Moto Maker creations are born, assembled, tested for quality and then shipped off....

September 10th 2013 at 3:33pm 0 Comments
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Having moved its manufacturing to China across the past decade, the recent discovery that at least some of Apple's new, ultrathin iMacs are being assembled in the USA is an interesting one. Reports from TechCrunch and 9to5Mac source the discovery to the standard FCC / serial code / point of origin...

December 3rd 2012 at 11:41am 0 Comments
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"Made in America." For some reason, my parents -- and the parents of many of my peers -- take great pride in seeing that phrase. I've seen people buy inferior products just because the label on the back proclaimed that it was thrown together in one of our 50 great states instead of across some ima...

July 2nd 2012 at 12:15pm 0 Comments