HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (April 28, 2022) – New opportunities are on the horizon for the LG employees in Huntsville, Alabama, impacted by the closure of the LG Solar panel manufacturing plant next month. This week, as part of its commitment to assist affected employees of their career transitions, LG hosted a two-day job fair specifically for these employees. The event was held on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 26-27. It was very well attended — LG workers had the opportunity to meet with recruiters from a number of local companies that may be interested in hiring them. Companies in attendance included YKTA, Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, Futaba, TBAKI, Buffalo Rock, EOS, Hyosung USA, Asahi Kasei Plastics North America, Marelli, and Randstad USA. LG’s washing machine production factory also had a representative there to talk with employees who might be interested in staying with the company and relocating to Clarksville, Tennessee.
In February, LG Electronics headquarters in South Korea announced that the company is exiting the global solar panel business. The decision, approved by the LG board of directors, followed a comprehensive review of the impact of increasing material and logistics costs, as well as severe supply constraints, on the solar business. The change in business strategy will impact about 160 employees and about 60 contract workers at LG’s corporate campus in Huntsville, Ala., where the company has been assembling solar panels since 2018. Panel production there is expected to continue into May. The solar panel decision does not affect LG’s other extensive operations in Huntsville, where the company has been located for 40 years. Today, Huntsville is home to LG’s U.S. customer service headquarters with more than 500 local positions working for or supporting its operations.
The Huntsville/Madison County Chamber applauds LG’s support of its employees and is happy the company remains committed to its long presence and investment in Huntsville.