In December 2020, GE Appliances announced its new $80 million dishwasher manufacturing line at its Appliance Park plant. The state-of-the-art assembly line and product investment added more than 280 new jobs at GE's Louisville, Kentucky facility. ASSEMBLY Magazine initially shared the news story, GE Appliance Unveils New $80 Million Dishwasher Manufacturing Line in March 2021.
GE's mission was twofold: to produce an improved assembly line through robotics and automation, factoring that the commitment to improving the process would render a better product.
The result was enhanced assembly performance, better ergonomics for assemblers, increased manufacturability achieved through teamwork and the latest technologies, and a high-quality product. Indeed, GE is known for its state-of-the-art appliance manufacturing approach, as documented in ASSEMBLY's recent article, Inside GE Appliance's State-of-the-Art Water Heater Assembly Plant.
On a recent ASSEMBLY Audible podcast, we spoke with Alison Seward, Executive Director of Quality at GE Appliances, about the product and process of producing its $80 million dishwasher line.
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Behind the Scenes of GE Appliances' $80 Million Dishwasher Line
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For more ASSEMBLY coverage of GE, check out the following articles from our archive:
2019 Assembly Plant of the Year: Refrigerator Production Heats Up at GE Appliances
Manufacturing Is Cool at GE Appliances' Refrigerator Factory