Samsung plans to build a $380 million plant to manufacture home appliances in Newberry County after reaching an agreement with the state.
The facility will make some of the company's most popular appliances and will create more than 950 local jobs in the next three years.
“We aspire to be the global leader in premium home appliances,” Samsung Electronics CEO B.K. Yoon said. “This new investment will enable Samsung to increase the speed with which we can deliver premium home appliances that reflect the regional preferences of our fastest-growing and most important consumer market.”
Samsung began talks with South Carolina late last year and selected the Newberry County location based on the skilled work force, ample supply chain and transportation options in the area.
“The fact that one of the world’s largest and most respected technology companies is choosing to invest in South Carolina speaks volumes about the innovation and excellence our talented workforce is capable of," Gov. Henry McMaster said. “I’m thrilled to strengthen our state’s partnership with Samsung and look forward to working with them to get this new facility up and running, and producing high quality made-in-South Carolina products.”
Samsung also operates a call center in Greenville.
“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,” U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said. “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.”