Samsung to build a United States factory

Samsung to build a United States factory

Samsung to build a United States factory

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has agreed to open a $380 million home appliance manufacturing plant in the United States, in SC, it said on Wednesday.

Samsung's planned home appliance manufacturing facility in Newberry County, South Carolina, will create 954 local jobs by 2020.

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The facility will start making home appliances later this year, and will eventually become Samsung's manufacturing hub in the United States, the company said.

While many global companies and business owners have promoted their plans to add jobs in the United States in recent months, a confluence of economic trends has been pushing them to invest in plants in America for years. Samsung Electronics CEO B.K. Yoon signed the company's plans Wednesday morning in Washington with Gov. Henry McMaster.

Samsung said it chose Newberry County for its plant for its highly skilled workforce, strong supply chains and transportation infrastructure. The site also will conduct research and development for Samsung products.

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The board of Santee Cooper, South Carolina's state-owned utility, approved a $2.75 million grant for Samsung on Monday, said spokeswoman Mollie Gore. Samsung already operates a call center in Greenville, South Carolina, that employs 800 full time and contracted workers. "We have a long manufacturing history here in Newberry County, and this writes a whole new chapter".

"We are honored and proud to have won this project, and we pledge to do whatever we can to make Samsung-Newberry a tremendous success", he said.

It said it has invested more than US$10 billion in the USA over the past 18 months, including its US$8 billion acquisition of automotive technology manufacturer Harman International Inc., which was announced previous year.

Since his election in November, the u.s. president is touted to have boosted investment in the United States and have hindered the relocation of factories, including to Mexico.

Over the past 18 months Samsung has invested heavily in the United States, including the notable $8bn purchase of Connecticut-based HARMAN worldwide. "We are excited to put even more USA engineering power behind our products and look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership with the people of SC".

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