Folsom tech business closes in apparent security move

A Folsom technology company was closed for business Friday, apparently in response to a security threat.

An employee answering the phone at the Folsom office of Micron Technology Inc. said the office was closed for the day. He wouldn’t say why.

In response to an inquiry from The Sacramento Bee, the company issued the following statement: “Like other large organizations, Micron has to periodically manage potential security threats. The safety of our team members is our highest priority. In such circumstances, our company security teams work closely with law enforcement to investigate and implement appropriate security measures.”

Folsom police dispatchers and a spokeswoman for the FBI said they weren’t aware of any threats at Micron.

Micron, an Idaho company that makes semiconductors, employs about 350 workers in Folsom. The company’s Folsom operation was originally part of Intel Corp.’s Folsom campus but was spun off in 2008.

The company announced June 30 that it planned to trim about 7.5 percent of its workforce through layoffs and elimination of open positions. It wouldn’t say whether any of the cutbacks would take place in Folsom. Micron employs about 32,000 workers worldwide.

Dale Kasler: 916-321-1066, @dakasler