GE to add second shift to help increase production on refrigerators

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by WHAS11/NEWS RELEASE

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 1, 2012 at 12:41 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11/NEWS RELEASE) -- GE Appliances is planning a second shift to increase production of french door bottom-freezer refrigerators.

This second shift will add 380 production employees to GE Appliance Park in Louisville. With these jobs GE has increased the number of new production employees working in the facility to a total of 772 employees.

In addition to the 772 new production positions, GE Appliances added about 100 salaried positions to support the new plant and product.

"Bottom-freezer refrigerators are the fastest growing configuration of refrigerators on the market today, so we had contingency plans for a two-shift operation," said Paul Surowiec, refrigeration product general manager at GE Appliances.

"Our customers are extremely excited about our industry-leading ice and water dispenser technology with features like Hands-free Autofill, which automatically fills almost any container with filtered water and a hot water dispenser, capable of serving up tea and oatmeal in minutes. We are adding additional production capacity to ensure we can meet the demand," said Surowiec.


 

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