More than 5,000 manufacturing professionals saw the latest robots, fastening tools and automation at the seventh

More than 5,000 manufacturing professionals saw the latest robots, fastening tools and automation at the seventh annual ASSEMBLY Show, which was held Oct. 22-24 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. The show featured 308 exhibitors spread across 86,800 square feet of floor space. Some 80 percent of the 2019 exhibitors renewed their booth space on-site for the 2020 show. “We received very positive feedback from the attendees, who truly appreciate that our show focuses exclusively on assembly and the opportunity to see the newest equipment and technology for them to bring back to their companies,” says Tom Esposito, publisher of ASSEMBLY Magazine. “Over the past seven years, we have doubled the size of our exhibit hall and expanded our attendee base, and we thank our exhibitors, attendees, sponsors and partners for their hard work and dedication in making this year’s ASSEMBLY Show an important industry gathering.” Some 7,400 industry professionals from across the United States and around the world registered to attend the show. Attendees came from every industry covered by ASSEMBLY magazine, including such companies as AGCO, A.O. Smith, Baxter Healthcare, Br...

(LEAD) LG Electronics completes its first U.S. washing machine plant

(ATTN: CHANGES dateline; UPDATES with more details, LG official’s comments in paras 3, 9-12)By Kim Eun-jung SEOUL/TENNESSEE, May 30 (Yonhap) — LG Electronics Inc. said Thursday it has completed the construction of a new washing machine plant in the United States, which will produce high-end products for the world’s largest home appliance market. A ribbon-cutting was held at the US$360 million facility in Clarksville, Tennessee, with U.S. politicians and senior company officials, the South Korean electronics maker said. About 700 employees will work on the two main assembly lines for top-load and front-load models to churn out 1.2 million washers a year starting from later this year, LG said. The Tennessee plant spanning 77,000 square meters will mainly produce high-end washers for the U.S. market. The facility has been in operation since December, six months ahead of the schedule, as LG ramped up production in the U.S. amid import tariffs by President Donald Trump’s administration. After the U.S. government slapped safeguard duties of up to 20 percent on imported large residential washers in February 2018, South Korean companies have sought ways to incre...