GE Appliance Park Creates 1,000 Jobs in Louisville, Invests $ 450 Million by End of 2023 | New


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – More jobs and major investment come to GE appliance fleet in Louisville

In a statement, GE Appliances, a Haier company, said it plans to create more than 1,000 full-time jobs and invest $ 450 million over the next two years. The company said it will continue to modernize Appliance Park, one of Louisville’s largest employers.

Plans call for an increase in the production of washing machines, an increase in the production of refrigerators and the introduction of new models of refrigerator-freezers. The company also wants to add a new line to accommodate the company’s kitchen cleaning activities. It will also provide new equipment to support the company’s plastic injection molding center of excellence.

“GE Appliances continues to bring manufacturing back to the United States, creating jobs and economic growth,” GE Appliances President and CEO Kevin Nolan said in the release. “We want zero distance between ourselves and the millions of families we serve with our products across America.”

GE Appliance Park in Louisville, Ky. Courtesy of: Haier

“As GE Appliances grows, Kentucky and our residents will benefit. This substantial investment will better position the company for years to come and will create quality employment opportunities for Kentuckians, ”Governor Andy Beshear said in a statement.

GE Appliances has invested more than $ 1.3 billion in its US operations over the past five years and has created more than 3,000 jobs, the majority of which in Kentucky. It builds washers, dryers, dishwashers and refrigerators at Appliance Park, production of which began in 1953. The large Louisville operation employed about 20,000 people by the late 1970s, but the workforce work fell to around 4,000 during the Great Recession.

The 750-acre Louisville campus is home to GE Appliances, which employs more than 7,100 full-time people at Appliance Park and a nearby call center.

GE Appliances also has manufacturing plants in South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. GE Appliances, which has been part of General Electric for decades, was purchased in 2016 by Chinese company Haier.

The announcement puts Bluegrass State on a winning streak in economic development, on the heels of multi-billion dollar investment plans by Ford and its battery partner, SK Innovation of South Korea, to build of the twin battery factories in Glendale, Kentucky. , to help power the automaker’s next generation of electric vehicles.

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