I disagree. When my 8600 was in build stage and it was shown in production then put on a truck in Nashville in a matter of two days then shipped out. There is no way that it came from overseas in that amount of time. Check this out
February 12, 2002
Dell's Nashville plant to become logistics, merge center
Dell Computer is changing its Nashville manufacturing center to a logistics and merge center, with 300-400 of the jobs in Nashville moving over to the Lebanon facility.
The computer giant says the facility, located next to the Nashville International Airport, will handle packaging, staging and shipping of Dell computer systems and components to customers in the eastern half of the country.
Following the conversion, the company's facility in Lebanon will become the focus of its Tennessee-based manufacturing operations.
Dell says it will offer employment opportunities to the 600 manufacturing employees affected by the realignment. Between 300 and 400 will move to the Lebanon facility over the next two to three quarters, while the remainder will stay in Nashville and work in logistics.
Transitioning manufacturing employees from the Nashville plant to the Lebanon facility will begin in April and is expected to be completed by the fall.
Once the transition is completed, the Nashville plant could be managed by Dell, an outside vendor or a combination of the two. If a vendor is chosen, the logistics workers will be employees of the vendor, not Dell.
Call center operations in the state will not be affected by the change.
Austin, Texas-based Dell employs about 3,400 people in Middle Tennessee. The company manufactures its Inspiron laptop model in the 300,000-square-foot building in Nashville. A 360,000-square-foot office building nearby houses Dell's technical support call center and sales operations. The company also manufactures its Dimension desktop model at a 260,000-square-foot facility in Lebanon.