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Dell Inc. officials say they will keep their plant in North Carolina open for an extra three months because of increased demand for desktop computers.

Company officials told multiple media outlets Friday that the Winston-Salem plant will now close in April, instead of January.

Dell spokesman David Frink says the 400 remaining employees can either leave in January and take their severance, or stay the extra three months and get a bonus, as well as their full severance pay.

The plant peaked at 1,100 workers.

Dell was offered more than $300 million in state and local incentives to choose a North Carolina factory site in 2004.

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