The American appliance manufacturing industry seems to be slowly making its way back home. Kentucky is the lucky recipient of a $250 million investment from GE Appliance at Louisville’s Appliance Park, the second GE facility to open within a month, and the first new plants at the Park in more than 50 years. Kentucky’s Governor Steve Beshear was jumping for joy as he hosted the grand opening of the new factory on March 20, which will support 600 jobs. This latest expansion will produce GE’s bottom freezer, French door refrigerators.
This comes on the heels of February’s grand opening of its GeoSpring Hybrid Water Heater manufacturing facility at Appliance Park. That facility was a $38 million investment and will support 1000 new jobs. Said a happy Gov. Beshear, “GE’s continued investment in its Louisville manufacturing facility will help create jobs and drive economic growth for the surrounding community. They have been a great partner in helping showcase to the rest of the world that Kentucky is a great place to do business.”...