appendix bDEC Manufacturing


I joined DEC in the Maynard plant in 1976 to help the company grow as organization development manager. DEC employed twenty-five thousand people in 1976, about fifteen thousand of them in manufacturing. Employment had grown at an average compound rate of 34 percent a year for the prior ten years. There were already manufacturing plants in Maynard, Massachusetts (1957); San German, Puerto Rico (1968); Westminster, Massachusetts (1970); Mountain View, California (1970); Westfield, Massachusetts (1971); Taiwan, Republic of China (1972); Kanata, Canada (1972); Springfield, Massachusetts (1972); Aguadilla, Puerto Rico (1973); and Marlborough, Massachusetts (purchased ...

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