Floods in Thailand Hurt Western Digital More Than Expected

Written by John Ponio    Monday, 17 October 2011 15:33

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Floods happening in Thailand have hurt Western Digital's factories more than projected. Flooding first shut down their factories there a little under a week ago, but they didn't think the flood would damage anything in their factories. A statement from Western Digital said, "Over the weekend, rising water penetrated the Bang Pa-in Industrial Park flood defenses, inundating the company's manufacturing facilities there and submerging some equipment. At the other company manufacturing location in Thailand, Navanakorn Industrial Park, the park flood defenses were breached on Monday morning local time and water has begun to flow into the park threatening the company's facilities there. All WD employees in Thailand remain safe." The company projects that the flooding will significantly affect operations this quarter. You can read the statement here.