LG’s latest appliance factory opened on May 29 in Clarksville, TN with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Tennessee government officials, South Korean Consul General Kim Young-jun and LG executives. The $360 million washing machine factory utilizes state-of-the-art robotics and automation with 550 skilled American workers on two assembly lines, one for top-load washers and the other for front-load models.
“We are proud to bring state-of-the-art home appliance production technology and even more U.S. jobs to the great state of Tennessee,” said Dan Song, president of the LG Home Appliance and Air Solutions Company. “Thanks to the support of local officials and the Montgomery County community, LG is expanding our business investments in the United States to better serve our customers and, ultimately, American consumers seeking the best washing machines in the market,”
The Tennessee million-square-foot home appliance manufacturing facility joins four other major LG U.S. business and jobs initiatives throughout the country, including expanded R&D center in Troy, Mich. and an advanced electric vehicle components factory in Hazel Park, Mich. “Shortening our supply chain will generate significant opera-tional benefits like increased speed to market and more nimble responses to changing market conditions,” said Song.
Officials attending the ribbon cutting included Governor Bill Lee, U.S. Rep. Mark Green, Tennessee Economic Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe, South Korean Consul General Kim Young-jun, Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett and Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts.
“LG is known around the world for its innovative appliances and electronics, and the company’s decision to build its first U.S. washing machine manufacturing facility in Clarksville speaks volumes to Tennessee’s business-friendly environment,” said Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee. “I congratulate LG on this great milestone and thank the LG team for its commitment to our state.”