The new facility is expected to assemble configure-to-order desktops, notebooks and servers, as well as provide custom imaging services and government compliance certification. A location had not been determined, and Gateway hadn't decided whether to operate the plant or make it a joint venture with another company.
"In addition to quality, low total cost of ownership and responsiveness, our professional, education and government customers value predictability and localized service, and this new facility will significantly enhance our ability to meet their needs, thereby improving sharply the attractiveness of our products to this important sector," said Wayne Inouye, Gateway president and chief executive, said in a statement.
Gateway, based in Irvine, Calif., expects to select a location in the fourth quarter, following discussions with state and local economic development officials. The plant is expected to employ nearly 300 people in its first year of operation.