Electrolux ready to hire 500 for new facilities.

After coming together slower than company officials originally predicted, a new Electrolux assembly plant in Anderson is ready to hire.

Through Greenville-based Human Technologies Inc., the company intends to hire more than 500 workers by May, according to an announcement from HTI. About 1,800 people work for Electrolux in Anderson County now. Production at the expanded facility will begin right away, the announcement said.

The expansion was announced in 2017. The company has invested $250 million to modernize and expand production with an 800,000-square-foot facility and four new production lines.

Direct-hire and temp-to-hire openings include machine operators, assemblers, team leads and braziers. The company is also hiring 40 process and maintenance technicians.

In several announcements made since 2017, Electrolux said it was closing one of two Anderson plants to create one highly efficient plant. The company also closed a Minnesota plant to move freezer production to Anderson. Electrolux originally intended for production to start at the end of 2019.

Jonas Samuelson, president and CEO of the Sweden-headquartered company, said in a December conference call that a series of technical challenges slowed progress on the expanded plant. The delay also caused companywide...

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