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LG to add shift with 334 more jobs at Tennessee factory

April 15, 2021 GMT

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — LG Electronics is planning to add a new shift to its washing machine factory in Tennessee, spurring an anticipated 334 new jobs.

The state Department of Economic and Community Development says the company is planning a $20.5 million expansion at its facility in Clarksville that will bring its total employment to 1,000 this year.

The South Korea-based company’s $360 million factory in Tennessee currently can produce more than 1 million washing machines per year.

State officials say the expansion is due to unprecedented demand for LG’s washing machines.

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In early 2017, LG announced plans to locate in Clarksville. The 1-million-square-foot facility was completed in 2018.