LG Electronics to build $250m home appliance plant in Tennessee
LG said its new U.S. plant, an 829,000-square-foot facility to be located near Clarksville, Tennessee, will employ 600 full-time workers and produce washing machines starting in 2019.
LG expects the vast majority of washers for U.S. consumers to be made in the Clarksville plant.
Its washing machines sold in the United States have so far been made in Korea, China, Vietnam and Thailand.
The plant will have the capacity to expand to make other home appliances as well as commercial washers, the company said.
LG will receive support for construction as well as tax and other incentives, under agreements with the State of Tennessee. ■