GE Appliances Plans Greenville, South Carolina, Distribution Hub
The 584,820-square-foot facility will support the expansion of manufacturing operations by increasing supply chain capacity to ship and receive appliances from regional production facilities, along with imported finished goods arriving at the Port of Charleston, according to local officials. Construction is scheduled for completion by the first quarter of 2024.
“The business-friendly climate of South Carolina and Greenville County, and the proximity to Inland Port Greer make this an ideal location to build our newest distribution center in support of our growing business,” said GE Appliances Vice President of Distribution Marcia Brey. “Investments like this allow us to quickly respond to external factors and keep product flowing efficiently throughout our entire network as we grow and enter new product categories. I would like to thank Governor McMaster and the Secretary of Commerce for their continued support.”
The facility will be GE Appliances’ second South Carolina location, following the opening of its $70 million water heater manufacturing facility in Camden in 2022. The company also has manufacturing facilities at its Kentucky headquarters and in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.
“Today’s announcement is further proof that innovative businesses like GE Appliances are expanding in South Carolina because of our world-class resources and business-friendly environment,” noted Commerce Secretary Harry M. Lightsey III. “Congratulations to GEA, and we are excited that the company is continuing to thrive in South Carolina.”
GE Appliances is an American home appliance manufacturer. The company has been majority owned by Chinese multinational home appliances company Haier since 2016.
“South Carolina Ports celebrates GE Appliances’ growth in the Upstate. Our efficient operations at the Port of Charleston and rail-served Inland Port Greer will support GEA’s expansion. We are proud to provide advanced manufacturers with the cargo capacity and reliable service needed to run their businesses,” added SC Ports President and CEO Barbara Melvin.
“We are always pleased when an industry leading brand like GE Appliances, a Haier company, chooses to expand operations here in Greenville County,” said Greenville County Council Chairman and Greenville Area Development Corporation Board Member Dan Tripp. “The company’s well-earned reputation in consumer appliance manufacturing, its emphasis on sustainability and its passion for being good community leaders fits well in Greenville County, and we wish them success here long into the future.”
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