WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) welcomed the announcement today that Samsung Electronics America will be opening a new facility in Newberry, South Carolina.
Graham joined U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, Samsung President & CEO Tim Baxter, Samsung Executive Vice President Won-Kyong Kim, and South Korea’s Vice Minister for Trade Lee In-Ho for today’s announcement in Washington.
The new facility is expected to bring nearly 1,000 jobs to the area by 2020. The facility will manufacture home appliances, including washing machines.
“Congratulations and thanks to South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster who worked tirelessly to help bring this facility to South Carolina. I truly appreciate his leadership and diligence in solidifying this new venture. Newberry and the surrounding communities will greatly benefit from today’s announcement.
“I also appreciate the role Secretary Ross has played in helping bring additional investment and economic development to American shores. As Secretary of Commerce he understands manufacturing is an important part of our national economy and job creation is job one.
“As a global leader in technology, Samsung could have gone anywhere to locate its new facility, but chose to invest in South Carolina because it is a great place to do business. Samsung’s new plant will inject millions of dollars into Newberry and serve as a catalyst for further investment across the Palmetto State. I am excited we are strengthening South Carolina’s collaboration and partnership with Samsung. It will pay dividends for both in the years to come.”