LG Begins U.S. Home Appliances Factory Construction
LG Electronics has broken ground at the Clarksville, Tenn. location where it is slated to open in early 2019 its U.S. home appliances factory.
The factory, which will produce washing machines at first, is expected to bring around 600 full-time jobs to the Montgomery County area and to enable LG to speed delivery of its premium home appliances to market.
Beginning in Q1 of 2019, the factory will turn out front- and top-load models, producing an assembled washer every 10 seconds due to advanced production methods.
Among those on hand for the groundbreaking ceremony was Wilbur Ross, U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary, along with LG executives and local government officials.
“We are proud to make further investments in America, to create even more U.S. jobs, and to bring state-of-the-art home appliance production technology to the great state of Tennessee,” said Dan Song, president of the LG Home Appliance and Air Solutions Co. “We couldn’t have selected a better location for our state-of-the-art facility.”
The Tennessee groundbreaking comes on the heels of other LG U.S. jobs initiatives. This week, LG announced plans for an advanced electric vehicle components factory in Hazel Park, Mich., and an expanded R&D center in Troy, Mich., creating nearly 300 new jobs there. LG also has started construction of the LG North American headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., a $300 million project expected to increase LG’s local employment there from 500 today to more than 1,000 by 2019, said the company.