LG to build new factory for home appliances in Tennessee
March 1, 2017 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Mar. 1, 2017 – LG Electronics has announced plans to construct a new 829,000-square-foot home appliance manufacturing facility near Clarksville, Tenn., which is expected to bring at least 600 full-time jobs to the area.
Described as what will be the “world’s most advanced production plant for washing machines,” the new factory will initially produce front- and top-load washing machines starting in 2019. The 310-acre site offers the potential to expand production to include other home appliances in the future, says the company.
Under agreements with the State of Tennessee and Montgomery County, LG will receive support for construction, infrastructure improvements, job training and veteran recruitment. The project also includes incentives from the Tennessee Valley Authority.
“LG is proud to make further investments in America, to create 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 Company.
“[This] decision to establish new manufacturing operations in Tennessee is a testament to the business-friendly environment, ideal location and highly-skilled workforce we offer to companies around the globe,” added Governor Bill Haslam.
This announcement comes on the heels of the start of construction of the LG North American headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., where LG broke ground earlier last month. The company says the $300-million project will more than double its workforce by 2019.