After Being Sold To A Chinese Company, Motorola Will Shut Down Its Factory In The US

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A worker in Motorola's Fort Worth, Texas factory.

Motorola announced today through The Wall Street Journal that it is shutting down its factory in Fort Worth, Texas.

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The factory opened in May 2013 and was used to produce Motorola's flagship phone, the Moto X. The Moto X had a customizable design, so orders had to be assembled manually in Motorola's Texas factory.

Motorola used to be a subsidiary of Google, but was sold to Lenovo, a Chinese PC and smartphone maker, for $2.9 billion. Google originally paid $12.5 billion for Motorola in 2011.

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The Texas factory employs 700 workers.