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The Chippewa Valley may soon see an increase in manufacturing jobs.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is moving some of its manufacturing operations to Chippewa Falls after its Houston, Texas manufacturing site was “irreparably damaged” in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the Houston Chronicle reported Thursday.

HPE, which bought Silicon Graphics International (SGI) and SGI’s Chippewa Falls plant in 2016, announced Wednesday that it will “attempt to relocate some of the impacted manufacturing employees to Chippewa Falls or Austin.”

The release called the move “permanent.”

A spokesperson for HPE did not respond to a request for comment Thursday. No other information about future Chippewa Falls manufacturing sites was immediately available from HPE.

Some of HPE’s manufacturing operations will also be relocated to Flex, an HPE partner based in Austin, Texas.

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Sarah Seifert covers the city and community of Chippewa Falls. Contact her with tips or story ideas at 715-738-1608 or at sarah.seifert@lee.net.

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