Samsung will open a $380 million appliance factory in South Carolina, creating 954 advanced manufacturing jobs by 2020.
“Samsung’s investment is great news for South Carolina and the United States, and it is a direct reflection of the fact that America is becoming an even stronger destination for global businesses looking to grow,” said United States Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. “I congratulate Samsung on its expansion in the United States and wish the company success as it starts up its new facility in South Carolina.”
The facility will produce premium home appliances, such as washing machines, and will employ craftsmen, operators, engineers and other technical and non-technical positions. Samsung currently supports 800 jobs at its call center in Greenville, South Carolina, about 50 miles away from its new facility.
Samsung announced they selected Newberry County for its high-skilled workforce, robust supply chain and transportation infrastructure and commitment to public-private partnerships.