LG to Build U.S. Factory for Home Appliances in Tennessee
LG announced on March 1 that it plans to construct a new 829,000-ft2 (77,000-m2) home appliance manufacturing facility near Clarksville, Tennessee, the United States. The project, in the heart of Montgomery County, is expected to bring at least 600 full-time jobs to the area.
LG’s new Tennessee facility is expected to be the world’s most advanced production plant for washing machines. Starting in 2019, the factory will initially produce front-and top-load washing machines. Longer term, the 310-acre (1.25-km2) site offers the potential to expand for production of other home appliances.
“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. “Over the past six years, LG studied eight states for the location of this facility. Tennessee is the clear choice for LG’s latest major investment in America, due to the state’s excellent business climate, quality workforce, and central location for distribution to our U.S. customers.”