Samsung Electronics to bring over 950 positions to SC

Samsung to open $380 million appliance manufacturing plant in Newberry County

Its new operations will occupy the former Caterpillar facility at 284 Mawsons Way in Newberry.

"This new investment will allow Samsung to increase the speed at which we can get our appliances top of the range, taking into account regional preferences of our most important consumer market", emphasized B. K. Yoon.

At the plant, they'll be making household appliances as well as conducting research and working on new developments.

The Korean company already operates a call center that supports 800 jobs in Greenville, South Carolina.

While Samsung took up around 17.3 percent of the USA market for electronic appliances a year ago, according to the data compiled by industry tracker Traqline, industry watchers said the company aims to further solidify its lead with the new production facility.

Samsung and LG washers made outside the country are now under safeguard investigation by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) upon compliant by U.S. washer maker Whirlpool that had lost its top position in the U.S. washing machine market to Samsung Electronics.

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who is leading President Donald Trump's "America First" manufacturing and trade strategy, applauded the announcement and appeared at a signing ceremony with SC officials.




Samsung Electronics is constructing production base for its home appliance products in SC.

The company said the plant will create positions during the next three years for craftsmen, operators, engineers, and other technical and non-technical positions. "With this investment, Samsung is reaffirming its commitment to expanding its USA operations and deepening our connection to the American consumers, engineers and innovators who are driving global trends in consumer electronics".

Wednesday's announcement came as South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in Washington for a summit meeting with US President Donald Trump.

"The fact that one of the world's largest and most respected technology companies is choosing to invest in South Carolina speaks volumes about the innovation and excellence our talented workforce is capable of", South Carolina Republican Gov. Henry McMaster said.

Samsung Electronics President & CEO of Consumer Electronics Boo-Keun Yoon (seated left) and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster (seated right) are signing an agreement on opening the Newberry manufacturing facility in Washington D.C. on Wednesday (local time).

Samsung had been considering building a new production facility in the USA for the past three years.

Established in 1969 and employing almost half a million people worldwide, Samsung manufactures TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, cameras, digital appliances, network systems and more.

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