LG Electronics has unveiled plans to build a new $250M home appliance manufacturing facility near Clarksville in the US state of Tennessee.
Sprawling over a 310-acre site in Montgomery County, the new 77,000 sq m facility is set to become the world's most advanced production plant for washing machines.
The plant will commence operations in 2019 with the production of front- and top-load washing machines. In the long run, the site offers the potential to expand and manufacture other home appliances.
Dan Song, president of the LG Home Appliance and Air Solutions Company, said: "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.
"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 US customers."
The project will create about 600 full-time jobs in the region.
* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.