NEWBERRY, SC—Samsung will expand the production footprint of its assembly plant here, making progress on a plan to create nearly 1,000 jobs in the state by 2020.

The company officially launched a new line of top-loading washing machines at its factory in Newberry. That’s in addition to a line of front-loading washing machines that the South Korean electronics company began assembling at the plant earlier this year.

The expansion comes less than a year after Samsung's June announcement that it would invest $380 million in South Carolina to manufacture home appliances, creating an estimated 950 jobs by 2020. So far, company officials say that they've hired about 650 employees who are now working on the two washing machine lines at the 450,000-square-foot plant.

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