Hurricane Ike Closes HP's Houston Desktop and Laptop Operations
Hewlett-Packard closed its Houston area facilities Friday until Sunday. Hewlett-Packard data centers would be unaffected, but one hardware repair center was closed and some service centers and repair facilities have face distribution trouble as FedEx shut down Houston service.There is no longer any doubt, Hurricane Ike is headed to Houston. Hewlett-Packard, with more than 8,000 employees in the Houston area, decided to close shop today, tomorrow and Sunday to let employees prepare homes and family for the storm, which most likely means evacuating.
Houston is the primary home of HP's Personal Systems Group and the Compaq line.