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GE Appliances expands Kentucky production with $200 million investment

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GE Appliances will invest $200 million to expand its dishwasher and laundry operations in Kentucky and create 400 new jobs in the process, the company announced Monday at its Appliance Park facility in Louisville, Kentucky. 


Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said Monday that GE Appliances has been a pioneer in appliances.

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The expansion will make room for the creation of a new top-load washer and dryer that will be available next year. The new washer will have a large capacity and better connected capabilities, said Peter Pepe, vice president of clothes care at GE Appliances. 

GE expects to increase its laundry manufacturing capacity by roughly 20 percent. GE’s dishwasher facility is expected to grow even more, as the investment is expected to increase dishwasher production by 35 percent. 

A bipartisan group of politicians — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), US Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.), Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer — appeared at the announcement. If you liked this article and you would certainly like to obtain more information concerning absoluteservices.net, kindly see our webpage. They commended GE’s contribution to Louisville and the rest of the state, along with its innovation in manufacturing.

«This is a very very difficult world to do business in because we know technology particularly is changing at such a rapid rate, and keeping up is not the easiest thing to do,» Yarmuth said.

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