HP, Lenovo's closest competitor in the PC market and the No. 1 maker of PCs, has made a select few of its enterprise desktop and workstations in a facility in Indianapolis, although hasn't made any consumer-aimed computers there. Dell also says it has had a U.S.-based manufacturing presence, and that its server systems are made at its campus in Austin, Texas.
Whether those other companies will grow computer manufacturing in America remains to be seen, but Lenovo has made it very clear: This is just the start for the company. "For manufacturing, it's a start," Parker said. "And as long as we're continuing to grow at the rate we've grown at, we look to add to that over time. We believe that it's possible and probable [to grow]."
That promise of more growth makes Stephanie Nance excited as she puts on more stickers on the Made in America hardware. "It's not some job that can just be sent anywhere," she says. "We can do the same thing that they can here just as good as quality as overseas."