GE Appliances (GEA) recently debuted its $80 million dishwasher manufacturing line at its supersite in Louisville, Ky. with a completely redesigned extra-large capacity dishwasher platform.
The new dishwasher line, together with production increases in other product categories, will add more than 280 new jobs at Appliance Park as GEA increases output to meet demand. This investment is the second dishwasher investment in 2020 and follows the announcement in June of $19 million to expand the facility.
“At GE Appliances, we’re on a mission to become the leading appliance company in the United States,” said Cynthia Fanning, vice president for dishwasher products for GEA. “At a time when our research has shown families are using their dishwashers more than ever, we’re excited to expand our product offerings—and our U.S. manufacturing capabilities to give consumers access to more of the appliances they want and need.”
The $80 million investment by GE Appliances will add robotic and other advanced manufacturing equipment to eliminate difficult jobs, improve ergonomics and enhance the manufacturing environment.
As part of the design process, engineering and manufacturing teams worked on the assembly line to experience how the manufacturing process could be made easier for production employees. The result was improved manufacturability and a high-quality product designed with consumers in mind, company officials said.
In addition to great performance, the new dishwashers have an updated appearance, electronic controls and true flush installation that were also designed to appeal to builders and property managers.