The LG Electronics home appliance manufacturing plant in Clarksville, Tenn., has just produced its one-millionth washing machine – a key milestone for the plant’s American workers.
The millionth washer – an Energy Star-certified front-load model with smart features – rolled off the production line this week at the $360 million factory, which has been ramping up production since the official grand opening a little over a year ago.
Employment already has grown to more than 700, and the company is still hiring as production continues to increase, according to LG.
“In addition to commemorating LG’s top-rated washing machines for American consumers, this milestone highlights LG’s proud role as a strong contributor to the local economy and a leading employer in America,” according to LG Electronics North America CEO Thomas Yoon.
The factory’s production line, at a million square feet, is said by LG to be the world’s most advanced integrated washing machine production plant. The plant has “increased LG’s competitiveness in the U.S., increasing speed to market and responsiveness to changing market conditions,” Yoon added in his statement.
Since constructing the factory, the company has been accelerating production of LG’s washing machines. LG front- and top-load washers are ranked #1 according to a leading U.S. consumer magazine, LG says, adding that the brand also holds the #1 spot in overall customer satisfaction across its home appliance portfolio that includes laundry and other major appliances, according to the most recent American Customer Satisfaction Index rankings.
Moreover, LG says, there are currently openings at the facility for Line Operators, Technicians, Maintenance, Supervisors and Managers, with opportunities for job growth and career advancement. Applicants are invited to visit lgecareers.com.