FAQs - Samsung Newberry Facility Plans

Laverne Mann
June 30, 2017

The giant south Korean Samsung has unveiled on Wednesday an investment of $ 380 million in the United States to build a new plant and create almost 1,000 jobs, an announcement eagerly welcomed by the administration Trump.

The company will be establishing the production site in Newberry County, South Carolina, where the former Caterpillar plant used to be.

"When fully operational, the plant will employ workers across a broad range of advanced manufacturing roles, including craftsmen, operators, engineers and other both technical and non-technical positions", they continued. Production is expected to start early next year.

The facility will produce some of Samsung's most popular and industry-leading home appliances, including washing machines. Samsung plans to build a new production line for home appliance products in SC.

"It is a reflection of the fact that America became a destination of choice for global companies who are seeking to expand", said u.s. Commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, in a press release.

The company said it chose Newberry because the area boasts excellent human resources along with sound transportation infrastructure.

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South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said in a statement that he's "thrilled to strengthen" his state's partnership with Samsung.

The S.C. Department of Commerce said the state's Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits for the project. The Peoria, Ill. -based company has made electric power generators at the SC factory since 2006. Samsung already operates a call center in Greenville, South Carolina, that supports 800 jobs. President Donald Trump in February tweeted a report that Samsung planned to expand in the U.S. and said, "Thank you, @Samsung!"

Samsung said that it had been contemplating an expansion of its USA operations for quite some time, out of the public eye. Jim Newsome, president and CEO of the State Ports Authority, called the manufacturer's decision "very significant to the port", adding it "reflects our ability to meet the global supply chain needs of major worldwide manufacturers".

From right: President Moon Jae-in, Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chairman Park Yong-maan, SK Chairman Chey Tae-won, Hyundai Motor Group Vice Chairman Chung Eui-sun, Hanjin Group Chairman Cho Yang-ho, and CJ Chairman Sohn Kyung-shik talk during a meeting at the Hay-Adams Hotel in Washington DC on Wednesday.

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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