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Byline: Richard Craver
Oct. 5--Nearly two years of stressful negotiations, fast-track construction and intense employee training conclude today with the official opening of Dell Inc.'s computer-assembly plant on Temple School Road in Forsyth County.
An invitation-only ceremony at the plant, its largest, will feature a presentation by Michael Dell, the chairman of the company.
The first personal computer built for a customer also will come off the assembly line. When Dell reaches full production, it expects to make 700 computers an hour supplying the East Coast.
The 750,000-square-foot plant, of which 500,000 square feet is dedicated to production, has become a multifaceted symbol of economic promise.
The plant represents a shot-in-the-arm for the Triad economy, which has seen tens of …