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Scottish Co. To Help Dell, Compaq

August 8, 2000

HOUSTON (AP) _ One of the largest computer subcontractors in Europe is opening a Houston plant which the company says will create 300 jobs.

Fullarton Computer Industries, a Scottish manufacturing firm, has leased a 150,000 square-foot building for making equipment that can be used by Compaq Computer Corp., based in Houston, and Austin-based Dell Computer Corp.

Donald Wright, director of global operations for Fullarton, said Monday the plant was expected to begin operating in January.

The plant’s proximity to the computer companies will allow them to save money on shipping parts and assembly in Asia, Fullarton officials said.

Fullarton employs more than 4,000 people at facilities in the United Kingdom, Ireland and North America. It is a subsidiary of the Laird Group of London.

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