Imation closes N.D. floppy disk plant... wait, what?
It's pretty depressing when our eyes start to glaze over when we read nearly constant announcements of plant closures, business reduction and layoffs. But this one caught our eye.
Imation Corporation says it closed its floppy diskette plant in Wahpeton, North Dakota.
Minnesota-based Imation announced plans to close the plant last year, putting about 390 employees out of work.
Maybe we missed something in the technology age, but weren't floppy disks so 1996? Has North Dakota missed the development of those nifty little flash drives? People seriously still use floppy disks? We don't even remember the last time we saw a computer that was compatible.
Best of luck to you, Imation.
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