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LG Electronics Plans Appliance Manufacturing Center in Clarksville, Tennessee

LG Electronics today broke ground on its new one-million-square-foot home appliance manufacturing facility near Clarksville, Tennessee.

The project, in the heart of Montgomery County, is expected to bring at least 600 full-time jobs to the area and will accelerate the delivery of LG's innovative, premium home appliances to better meet U.S. consumer demand. LG's reported its new Tennessee facility is expected to be the world's most advanced production plant for washing machines. Since announcing the site location in February, LG has accelerated the completion timeline to early 2019 and already has begun hiring for the project to meet growing demand for its laundry products.

Starting as early as the first quarter of 2019, the factory will begin producing front- and top-load washing machines. The facility will be able to produce a fully assembled washer every 10 seconds. The highly automated plant will allow LG to change between models in less than four minutes. Longer term, the 310-acre site offers the potential to expand for production of other home appliances.

"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 Company. "We couldn't have selected a better location for our state-of-the-art facility. Today's groundbreaking in Clarksville brings us another step closer to producing premium LG washing machines in the United States."

Wilbur Ross, Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce said, “The fact that one of the world's most innovative and successful home appliance companies is establishing its largest U.S. home appliance operation here in Tennessee is a testament to the strength of our country's business climate, the promise of our long-term prosperity and our exceptional U.S. workforce. This is exactly the kind of job creation and investment that the Administration is seeking for American workers, and I look forward to having LG's high-quality home appliances made right here in the United States starting in early 2019.”

The groundbreaking for the new home appliance factory in Tennessee comes on the heels of other major LG U.S. jobs initiatives. This week, LG announced plans for an advanced electric vehicle components factory in Hazel Park, Michigan, and expanded R&D center in Troy, Michigan, creating nearly 300 new jobs there. LG also has started construction of the LG North American Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, a $300-million project that is expected to increase LG's local employment there from 500 today to more than 1,000 by 2019.

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