PRTODAY / NewswireToday Free press release distribution service network

Written by / Agency / Source: General Electric Company

Check Ads Availability|e-mail Article

Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!

GE to Manufacture New 'Smart' Washers and Dryers in Louisville - GE's (NYSE: GE) Consumer & Industrial division announced today its plans to manufacture high–end energy efficient frontload washers and dryers in Louisville, Kentucky, at GE's Appliance Park facility beginning in 2012
GE to Manufacture New 'Smart' Washers and Dryers in Louisville


NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Louisville, KY, United States, 2009/12/21 - GE's (NYSE: GE) Consumer & Industrial division announced today its plans to manufacture high–end energy efficient frontload washers and dryers in Louisville, Kentucky, at GE's Appliance Park facility beginning in 2012. NYSE: GE

Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Manufacturing/Robotics Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


• GE will create 430 new manufacturing and engineering jobs.
• Latest partnership with city and state brings number of new jobs announced in 2009 for Appliance Park to 830.
• High–End GE Profile frontload washing machines and new GE Profile dryers will meet proposed new 2014 Energy Star standards and will be smart–grid enabled.

GE has been working with the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development and the Metro Louisville government on a package of economic development incentives to encourage the Company to expand the Appliance Park operation to increase employment and economic development opportunities in the region.

Production of the new products, together with plans to in–source manufacture of appliance components and to significantly increase the number of engineers at the facility, would result in the creation of more than 430 new jobs at the Louisville operation. When combined with the hybrid water heater jobs announced earlier this year, the total number of new GE Appliance jobs announced in 2009 would reach 830, further building upon GE's vision of an “American Renewal” fueled by a reinvigorated U.S. manufacturing sector.

In addition to new jobs, GE's plans call for an investment of more than $80 million on the new programs announced today. The state preliminarily approved GE for an incentive package for the hybrid water heater project in May 2009. With the expansion of the original proposal to include production of the new laundry products and appliance component manufacture, the Cabinet for Economic Development has committed to seek approval of an amended package at the Authority's January 2010 meeting that will increase the incentives to a total package of $21.5 million. In addition, Metro Louisville provided incentives in the amount of $2.5 million and today introduced an ordinance before the Metro Council to amend the funding mechanism to increase the city's incentives.

“These new highly featured, energy–efficient laundry products will be a terrific addition to our portfolio and significantly enhance our leadership position in frontload laundry,” said GE Consumer & Industrial President and CEO Jim Campbell. “We are making big investments in new products and in energy–efficient technologies that are creating American jobs.”

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear said, “Over the last several years GE management, and its union leaders, have made tremendous strides in revitalizing its manufacturing presence at Appliance Park. So, when the management reached out earlier this year for help to bring the new hybrid water heater to Appliance Park, I immediately started to work alongside Mayor Abramson to develop competitive incentives to encourage new growth and jobs. With today's announcement, over a period of less than six months, GE plans to invest more than $150 million to bring three major product lines to Louisville that, together, will expand their workforce by more than 800 jobs and create millions of dollars in positive economic impact for our state. These are good-paying jobs in the growing 'green technology' sector, and we are elated that GE is investing in these innovations right here in Kentucky.”

GE's most innovative efficiency technology will enable the new laundry products to meet the proposed new 2014 Energy Star standards. They will also incorporate smart–grid technology that will enable these products to communicate with utility smart meters to help reduce energy demand during peak usage times with features that will empower consumers to control their energy consumption and save money in areas where time of use pricing is in effect.

“This new washer and dryer line not only brings new jobs to Louisville, it brings green and energy–efficient appliances to our city,” Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson said. “The future of GE in Louisville, which once was in jeopardy, is now very bright.”

The washing machine would go into production in the third quarter of 2012 and the new dryer in the third quarter of 2013. Steam technology, specialty fabric cycles, advanced vibration–reduction technology and washer–dryer communication will deliver great performance and convenience for the consumer. Currently, 90 percent of GE's frontload washers dryers are manufactured outside the U.S.

Production of the laundry units is the second new product platform to be introduced in Louisville this year. The first was the GE Hybrid Water Heater – which is GE's first commercially available smart-grid enabled product. The hybrid water heaters will go into production in mid–2011 as part of an investment program creating approximately 400 jobs. The water heaters are Energy Star qualified and will save approximately $320* annually compared to a traditional electric water heater. The hybrid is currently made by a supplier and available for sale.

“We can't make these products in the U.S. competitively without everyone coming to the table—unions, the Company, employees, local/state/federal officials. “We are grateful to the state and the city for their continued support in bringing these new products and jobs to Appliance Park,” said Campbell.

* Based on a Department of Energy (DOE) test procedure comparing a standard 50–gallon electric tank water heater using 4,881 kilowatt–hours per year versus the GE Hybrid water heater using 1,856 kilowatt-hours per year.

GE Consumer & Industrial spans the globe as an industry leader in major appliances, lighting and integrated industrial equipment, systems and services. Providing solutions for commercial, industrial and residential use in more than 100 countries, GE Consumer & Industrial uses innovative technologies and ecomaginationSM, a GE initiative to aggressively bring to market new technologies that help customers and consumers meet pressing environmental challenges, to deliver comfort, convenience and electrical protection and control. General Electric (, imagination at work, sells products under the Monogram®, Profile™, GE®, Hotpoint®, Reveal® and Energy Smart® consumer brands, and Entellisys®, Tetra®, Vio™ and Immersion® commercial brands.

[Content made possible by PRZOOM indexing services]

Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Manufacturing/Robotics Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


Written by / Agency / Source: General Electric Company


Availability: All Regions (Including Int'l)


Traffic Booster: [/] Quick Newswire Today Visibility Checker


Distribution / Indexing: [+] / [Company listed above is a registered member of our network. Content made possible by PRZOOM / PRTODAY indexing services]

# # #
  Your Banner Ad showing on ALL
Manufacturing/Robotics articles,
CATCH Visitors via Your Competitors Announcements!

GE to Manufacture New 'Smart' Washers and Dryers in Louisville

Company website links NOT available to basic submissions
It is OK to republish and/or LINK any newswire for any legitimate media purpose as long as you name Newswire Today and LINK as the source.
  Is this your article?
Activate ALL web links and social stream by Upgrading to Press Release PREMIUM Plan Now!

GE News Center |
Publisher Contact: Kim Freeman - GE Consumer & Industrial 
502-452-7819 kim_freeman[.]
Newswire Today - PRZOOM / PRTODAY disclaims any content contained in this article. If you need/wish to contact the company who published the current release, you will need to contact them - NOT us. Issuers of articles are solely responsible for the accuracy of their content. Our complete disclaimer appears here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Issuance, publication or distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions could be subject to restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for using this press release and the information herein in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations in the particular jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer or an offering to acquire or subscribe for any General Electric Company securities in any jurisdiction including any other companies listed or named in this release.

Manufacturing/Robotics via RSSAdd NewswireToday - PRZOOM Headline News to FeedBurner
Find who RetweetFollow @NewswireTODAY

Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!

Read Latest Articles From General Electric Company / Company Profile

Read Manufacturing/Robotics Most Recent Related Newswires:

FEC Plans to Expand Production Capacity at OFS to Meet Global Demand
BASF Introduces Pageant TR Intrinsic Brand Fungicide
BASF Placed New Waterborne Production Plant At Tultitlan, Mexico
PPG to Highlight Technical Advances, Present Paper At Vehicle Display Symposium
Rockwell Automation Announces New Services to Alert Operators of Potential Security Threats
Tripp Lite Rack Enclosures Now Available on Top Building Information Modeling (BIM) Site
Frost & Sullivan Honors Heller Industries for Standing out in the SMT Soldering Equipment Market with its Novel Reflow Soldering Tool That Supports In
ITT's Compact Automation Brand Expands Product Offerings to Include Electric Actuators
PPG to Showcase Integrated Coatings Solutions At Intermodal EXPO 2017
BASF Launches Impregnated Fiber Mat Technology for Nonwoven Fiber Composites At CAMX 2017
APAC Governments Harness IIoT to Expand Manufacturing Capabilities and Affirm Global Supply Chain Role Finds Frost & Sullivan
PPG Completes Sale of Remaining Fiberglass Operations to Nippon Electric Glass
BASF to Increase Price for Diols And Derivatives in North America
ANDRITZ to Open the World’s Most Modern Research and Development Center for Tissue
Voith VForm - Maximum Flexibility for Fourdrinier Paper Machines and Hybrid Formers

Boost Your Social Network
& Crowdfunding Campaigns

NewswireToday Celebrates 10 Years in Business


Visit  La Bella Bakery Artisan Bakery Arizona

Visit  RightITnow Ltd

  ©2017 Newswire Today — Limelon Advertising, Co.
Home | About | Advertise/Pricing | Contact | Investors | Privacy/TOS | Sitemap | FRANCAIS
newswire, PR press releases distribution service magazines engine news alert newsroom press room breaking news public relations articles company news alerts newswiredistribution ezine bizentrepreneur biznewstoday digital business report market search pr firms agencies reports distri-bution today investor relation successful internet entrepreneurs newswire distribution freenewswiredistribution asianewstoday bizwiretoday USA pr UK today - NOT affiliated with PRNewswire as we declined their partnership offer in 2013
PRTODAY & NewswireTODAY are NOT affiliated with USA TODAY (