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Samsung's first US home appliance plant begins production

Samsung Newberry County manufacturing plant opening ceremony (Source: Samsung Newsroom US)
Samsung Newberry County manufacturing plant opening ceremony (Source: Samsung Newsroom US)
Samsung plans to make one million washing machines in the recently opened Newberry, South Carolina factory. This new manufacturing plant should also create more than 1,000 jobs by 2020.

Back in early 2017, we heard that Samsung had plans to open a home appliance manufacturing plant in the US. Given the protectionist measures of the government, it sounded like a natural decision. In June, Samsung confirmed its plans and revealed that South Carolina will host the US$380 million factory. Six months have passed ever since, and the first US-based home appliance facility that belongs to Samsung is now functional.

The big opening of the manufacturing plant located in Newberry County, South Carolina took place last Friday. According to the official press release, the facility is located in a former Caterpillar plant in the town of Newberry. This plant consists of two manufacturing and assembly lines with 30 injection molding machines and 20 presses. These two lines combine components manufactured locally with supplied modules and are expected to roll out no less than one million washing machines by the end of the year.

The first ten washing machines made by the new Samsung plant went to two Newberry non-profit organizations, namely Boys Farm and the Freedom and Hope Foundation. The first one provides foster care services for boys with difficult family situations, while the second provides fishing and hunting activities to wounded soldiers and children with life-threatening diseases.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-01-15 (Update: 2018-01-15)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.