WSJ: Dell may be trying to sell its factories. (Does this include Nashville?)

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Dell is planning on selling its factories in order to cut costs. While the article points out that some of those facilities are located in Nashville, it also adds:

Dell could face several obstacles to selling its plants. Contract manufacturers may be hesitant to buy factories in places with high labor costs, like the U.S., said one person with knowledge of the talks. And some facilities could be encumbered by agreements with local governments.

That’s likely in Tennessee, but Dell, like any private enterprise, will ultimately make decisions based on the numbers its accountants determine will best serve the company’s longterm interest.

More later.