GE Appliances Establishes Stamford, Connecticut, Microfactory
The facility, located on John Street in Harbor Point, is the first completed phase of CoCREATE Stamford, a co-creation destination by GE Appliances designed to merge innovation, education and inspiration in unique ways. CoCREATE Stamford expects to be completely open by the start of 2023, according to company officials.
“Today we deliver on our promise made just ten months ago to invest in Connecticut and bring appliance manufacturing to Stamford,” GE Appliances President & CEO Kevin Nolan said. “We’re thrilled to be building appliances in the northeast while also providing local students with opportunities to work with us and learn. Manufacturing is our foundation, but our factory is only the start of what’s to come here. We’re energized about the possibilities ahead when CoCREATE Stamford fully opens to the community and look forward to bringing people together to innovate, educate and inspire.”
The Monogram Smart Flush Hearth Oven is the first appliance to be built inside CoCREATE Stamford’s state-of-the-art microfactory. It is a ventless, handcrafted all-electric home oven that brings the performance of wood-fired brick ovens indoors. GE Appliances expects to launch additional appliance innovations from CoCREATE Stamford as early as next year.
"It's so great to see GE Appliances in Connecticut, where the business traces its early roots," said AdvanceCT CEO Peter Denious. "Their landmark CoCREATE center will provide visitors a unique window into manufacturing, a hands-on training facility in addition to an engaging retail experience. GE Appliances' commitment to innovation and giving back to the community is a powerful combination that will enrich Stamford and the state of Connecticut."
GE Appliances is also building on its longstanding commitment to supporting workforce development at CoCREATE Stamford through partnerships with the University of Connecticut and Connecticut State College and Universities, according to company officials.
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