Western Digital's Factories in Thailand Shut Down

Written by John Ponio    Wednesday, 12 October 2011 14:17

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Due to flooding over in Thailand, Western Digital (ironic that their factories are in the East) has closed down their HDD plants over there, which are responsible for 60% of the 54 million hard drives they shipped last year. A statement from WD said, "The flooding is causing problems with the region's infrastructure, including transportation and utilities, and has resulted in the inundation of some supplier facilities and employee homes." So far no employee has been hurt, but some of their homes have been flooded. The press release says the factories are operational, but production has been cut for safety reasons. You can read the statement here.