LOUISVILLE, KY–GE Appliances has opened an assembly line for making four-door refrigerators at its plant here, part of a $60 million investment in the facility. More than 245 new manufacturing jobs have been added to support the new production line.
“Since 2016, GE Appliances has invested $1 billion in new products, technology and its U.S. operations, and created more than 2,000 new jobs, with close to 1,000 new jobs in Louisville,” says Kevin Nolan, president and chief executive officer for GE Appliances. “We are committed to growing our manufacturing footprint in the United States to serve customers faster and better. This investment demonstrates our commitment to becoming the leading appliance manufacturer in the U.S.”
The investment increases manufacturing capacity, enhances the company’s ability to meet consumer demand and positions GEA for long-term growth. Despite the pandemic, the GEA refrigeration team successfully navigated many challenges as they worked to design and install the new line.
“The completion of this investment shines a light on the dedication of our workforce,” states Bill Good, vice president of manufacturing at GE Appliances. “The plant expansion was completed during COVID, while suppliers and vendors were unable to travel to the plant and product demand was a record levels. Our teams worked tirelessly to ensure progress without disrupting production.”
The four-door-refrigerator consists of a traditional fresh food area, a freezer and a convertible section that can be used as either a freezer or refrigerator. The plant will also add new quad-door and counter-depth models to its line-up in the future.