Shoppers looking to purchase major appliances for their kitchen that are made in the United States will soon have a broader selection of GE products from which to choose.
GE Appliances is expanding production at its 750-acre manufacturing complex, Appliance Park, in Louisville, Ky. The $62 million investment will create 260 new jobs and lead to additional products of refrigerators, dishwashers, washers and dryers.
A $43 million investment will be used to manufacture GE, GE Profile and Café four-door models. The four-door refrigerator — consisting of a traditional French door fresh food area, a freezer and a convertible section that can be used as either a freezer or refrigerator — is the fastest-growing design in high-end refrigeration. The expansion is expected to be complete by the first quarter of 2021.
“The investments and new jobs we are announcing today are demonstrations of our commitment to continue enhancing our manufacturing footprint in the United States to serve more customers and owners faster and better,” said Kevin Nolan, president and chief executive officer for GE Appliances. “We are working very hard to build a competitive position that allows us to continue expanding our workforce and invest in winning products, paving the way to becoming the leading appliance company in the United States.”
A $19 million investment for new equipment and factory modernization will be made in the company’s dishwasher manufacturing plant, creating added volume and capacity expansion to support growing demand for dishwashers.
Owned by Chinese appliance maker Haier, GE Appliances since 2017 has invested $360 million in Appliance Park and has expanded its workforce through the creation of more than 660 new jobs. There are more than 6,500 employees who work for the company in the Louisville area.