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LG breaks ground on $250M appliance plant in Tennessee

One million-square-foot facility is expected to create 600 new jobs.


CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — LG Electronics Inc. has broken ground in Tennessee at the site of the South Korean appliance manufacturer’s first washing machine plant in the US.

Company and local officials were joined at A ceremony in Clarksville by US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and US Sen. Bob Corker.

The 1 million-square-foot facility is projected to cost $250 million and create 600 new jobs. Located about 50 miles northwest of Nashville, the site was selected after a national search dating back six years.

South Korean tiremaker Hankook also has a new plant in Clarksville. Hankook announced last year it was moving its North American headquarters from New Jersey to Nashville.

The LG plant will be near a new Google data centre on the former Hemlock Semiconductor site that was shuttered in 2013.

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