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GE Appliances Expands Decatur, Alabama, Manufacturing Complex

07/03/2018
GE Appliances plans to invest $115 million in an expansion of its manufacturing facility in Decatur, Alabama. The company plans add 255 associates to its workforce of nearly 1,300.

“Our announcement today is great news for our business, for our GE Appliances family in Decatur, and for the State of Alabama,” said Kevin Nolan, President & CEO of GE Appliances. “Our $115 million investment in Decatur is a critical part of our plan to be the leading appliances business in the United States.

“We are already a significant member of the local Decatur community, and look forward to a continued partnership with Decatur and the entire state of Alabama for many years to come,” he added.

“Today’s expansion announcement is a reflection of the company’s commitment to our Decatur community and a testament to the accomplishments of the GEA-Decatur team,” Decatur Plant Manager Renee Story said. “This investment means we will not only be able to welcome more than 250 new associates and enhance our skill level, but also expand our relationships with local suppliers.

The project will add approximately 40,000 square feet to the Alabama plant, along with new cutting-edge manufacturing equipment that further advances GE Appliances’ plan to transition to a fully interconnected digital factory, according to the Alabama Department of Commerce.

This advanced equipment will also provide the Decatur operation with rapid flexibility, enabling it to offer future product innovations while building on a legacy of quality leadership. Overall, the investment will boost production capacity by 25 percent and make the Decatur plant a “refrigerator super site” for GE Appliances.

“The expansion being announced today by GE Appliances reflects the company’s deep commitment to its employees at the Decatur facility and to the state,” Governor Kay Ivey.

“We’re proud that this great company calls Alabama home, and we look forward to supporting the continued growth of a manufacturing location that has a substantial economic impact on the area,” she added.

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