Samsung will partner with Clemson University and the University of South Carolina for a five-year effort to make better home appliances, the company announced.
“Samsung’s ambition is for South Carolina to become our U.S. hub for every stage in the home appliance lifecycle,” said Dochul Choi, Samsung’s Electronic America senior vice president of research and development.
Choi said that includes “from concept and R&D to manufacturing, quality assurance, distribution and customer care.”
The venture is detailed in a report by The Greenville News.
$380 Million Manufacturing Investment
The partnership comes as Samsung prepares to start producing washers next year at its plant in Newberry, SC. The company says that the facility – a $380 million investment – should have 1,000 employees by 2020.