Louisville, Ky. – February 9, 2022 – GE Appliances (GEA), a Haier company, released further details about the company’s October of 2021 investment at a press event at the International Builder’s Show in Orlando, Florida. The investment of $450 million at its Appliance Park headquarters and manufacturing operation was one of the largest in the company’s 100-year history and includes adding more than 1,000 new jobs by year-end 2023.
Highlights of GEA’s plans Appliance Park include:
- Throughout the campus: New equipment and assembly lines for capacity expansion to meet current and future demand.
- Laundry Plant (AP1): An additional line shift for topload washers and the introduction of the GE Profile™ topload washer with the industry’s first built-in voice assistant.
- Dishwasher Plant (AP3): A new tall tub dishwasher and new stainless steel tub dishwashers to support the increased sales of the recently launched GE Profile™ UltraFresh Dishwasher system with Microban antimicrobial technology.
- Refrigeration Plant (AP5): A new line shift plus new counter depth 4-door refrigerators models.
“With demand in the home building industry expected to remain strong in 2022, supporting homebuilders as they tackle a backlog of projects has never been more essential,” said Rick Hasselbeck, chief commercial officer for GE Appliances. “Utilizing GE Appliances’ recent investment to add additional capacity and innovative new products and features our customers love showcases the company’s commitment to builders and consumers across the country.”
Over the last five years, GE Appliances has invested more than $2 billion in its U.S. manufacturing and distribution operations and created more than 3,000 new jobs – with a significant number of those new jobs in Kentucky. Anyone interested in more information on the 1,000 new jobs, go to www.MakeItAtThePark.com.
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