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Gateway Computers to open mfg facility in LaVergne

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Great news to hear that Nashville is getting a great manufacturing operation, but it is sad it comes on the heels of the 660 jobs lost at Shop at Home. At least this offsets those losses to some degree.

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EXCELLENT!!! The South's Silicon Valley is right outside our front doors!!!

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That would make 2 computer manufacturers in the area, Gateway and Dell. This is very good news indeed!

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OK, just an observation on how this was reported by the writer at the Tennessean. I had to look at the payroll figure several times before saying, "Here we go again." It seems there are too many reporters who get flummoxed by the mere mention of numbers.

Has anybody else noticed that a plant with 300 employees and an $8 million payroll means that the average salaries are less than $2700 per year? Do you think this number is a bit low?

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Even by adding the "0" you left off seems a bit low. We'll see. In any event, it's nice to see Gateway making computers in this country again...and nice to see it'll be in Davidson County.

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Even by adding the "0" you left off seems a bit low. We'll see. In any event, it's nice to see Gateway making computers in this country again...and nice to see it'll be in Davidson County.

Isn't it going to Rutherford County? I'd wondered how Nashville let this slip by, but after reading the article, if they're indeed partnering with Quanta Manufacturing, which is already down there, I guess it makes sense for them to be there..

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I would assume that the 8 million payroll figure, if accurate, would be the monthly payroll. That would work out to a yearly salary of about 30K per worker, which would seem about right for most non-union manufacturing jobs in Tennessee.

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That's why I had to look at the article again... and yes I suspect that it is the monthly amounts. That would be more in line with what I'd expect assembly technicians to be making.

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The article states very clearly that this plant is going on the Davidson County side. Does part of Lavergne extend into Davidson?

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Sort of. It is really hard to explain, but it kinda does extend into Davidson County "unoffically".

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For tax purposes and bragging rights? Officially, no. Warehouse region? Sure, why not.

This is on our turf.

But it's the same thing in reverse for our company. Nationally, we say we're in Nashville, but techically, we're in LaVergne.

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Yes, unfortunately for me, this will not benefit the La Vergne tax base. I continue to hear there will be retail developement along Waldron road as they widen it, but apparently that won't be anytime soon...

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The article states very clearly that this plant is going on the Davidson County side. Does part of Lavergne extend into Davidson?

Interesting that the Nashville Business Journal didn't mention that.. sounded like it was all Rutherford..

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EXCELLENT!!! The South's Silicon Valley is right outside our front doors!!!

lol...I'm pretty sure that still goes to the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina...

but it is always great news to hear about hi tech companies and heavy manufacturing moving to our area. :)

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