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GE is investing $1 billion through 2014 to completely revitalize its U.S. appliances business and create more than 3,000 U.S. jobs, including an $88 million investment in its Roper Corporate subsidiary in Lafayette, Ga.
GE Appliances leaders, joined by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and Sen. Johnny Isakson, cut the ribbon on the new plant expansion at GE’s cooking products plant in LaFayette, Ga.
In Building 1 at GE’s massive Appliance Park, where topload washing machines have been built for about 60 years, two new assembly lines, costing over $100 million, have begun producing high-efficiency frontload washing machines and dryers.
GE’s Louisville, Ky. washing machine factory that has been spinning out topload washers since 1953 has added another cycle to its production— “overdrive.” The factory that now employs 928 will keep producing current models at a rapid pace, and has started production of the most energy-efficient, feature-rich, topload washing machine in its history, which added another 150 new U.S. jobs in the process.
To make the most out of a $800 million investment and to truly revitalize its business and products, GE is changing a lot of things at its Appliance Park manufacturing operation in Louisville, Ky.
GE CEO Jeff Immelt and Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear join business leaders and employees to celebrate grand opening Market-leading refrigeration technology a result of GE’s $800 million investment to upgrade Appliance Park, $250 million...
The good news just keeps getting better for GE Appliances and the Louisville community. In anticipation of exceptional sales of its new line of French door bottom-freezer refrigerators, GE will add 380 second shift production employees later this summer and has increased the number of new production employees working in the facility from the recently announced 600 to a total of 772 employees.
GE Appliances today announced the opening of its GeoSpring™ Hybrid Water Heater manufacturing facility at Appliance Park in Louisville, Ky. – the first to open there since 1957. The $38 million investment in the new product and a revitalized facility is the first milestone in commitments GE has made since 2009 to invest a total of $1 billion ($800 million in Louisville) and create more than 1,300 new jobs in the U.S. by 2014.