general electric http://wfpl.org en The University of Louisville and GE Team Up For 'Cutting Edge' Micro-Factory http://wfpl.org/post/university-louisville-and-ge-team-cutting-edge-micro-factory <p>A collaboration between the University&nbsp;of Louisville and&nbsp;General Electric announced this week will create a new paradigm of manufacturing, said the dean of UofL's Speed School of Engineering.</p><p>The <a href="http://firstbuild.com/">FirstBuild</a> program is being called “cutting edge” by its collaborators and will give UofL engineering students &nbsp;the opportunity to gain practical training as they refine existing GE products, such as kitchen ranges and other appliances, university officials said.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9163 at http://wfpl.org The University of Louisville and GE Team Up For 'Cutting Edge' Micro-Factory GE Exhibit Envisioning High-Tech Home of 2025 Coming to a Close http://wfpl.org/post/ge-exhibit-envisioning-high-tech-home-2025-coming-close <p>There are just a few days left to visit a downtown exhibit that envisions a high-tech home in the year 2025.</p><p>The illustrative panels were put together by teams of designers at General Electric’s Appliance Park.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 19:47:34 +0000 Rick Howlett 6638 at http://wfpl.org GE Exhibit Envisioning High-Tech Home of 2025 Coming to a Close UK, GE to Collaborate on Appliances Research http://wfpl.org/post/uk-ge-collaborate-appliances-research <p>The University of Kentucky has reached an agreement with GE Appliances to collaborate on research aimed at producing innovations in the appliances business.</p><p>UK President Eli Capilouto&nbsp; joined GE Appliances executives to announce the collaboration today &nbsp;at the company’s Appliance Park in Louisville.</p><p>The agreement also sets terms for the licensing and sharing of jointly developed innovations.</p><p>GE Appliances Vice President Kevin Nolan says the partnership will allow the company to tap into the technical expertise of UK scientists and engineers.</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 19:29:08 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 5766 at http://wfpl.org UK, GE to Collaborate on Appliances Research General Electric Temporarily Lays Off Appliance Park Shift Because of Slow Sales http://wfpl.org/post/general-electric-temporarily-lays-appliance-park-shift-because-slow-sales <p>General Electric will temporarily layoff the second shift of its Appliance Park refrigeration production because appliance sales have been slower than expected, the company announced Tuesday.</p><p>The layoff in the refrigeration production plant begins Feb. 25 and is expected to last about five weeks, said a statement from GE Appliances spokeswoman Kim Freeman. The five-week timeframe is to "allow excess inventory to be depleted."</p><p>The shift has 550 employees, Freeman told WFPL.</p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 15:56:43 +0000 Joseph Lord 4069 at http://wfpl.org General Electric Temporarily Lays Off Appliance Park Shift Because of Slow Sales Legislative Preview; Sugar Bowl Victory; 'Insourcing' at GE: Today on Byline http://wfpl.org/post/legislative-preview-sugar-bowl-victory-insourcing-ge-today-byline <p></p><p><strong>1:06 -</strong>&nbsp;WFPL and KPR's Kenny Colston&nbsp;tells us what we can expect from the upcoming legislative session in Kentucky, and Joseph Lord looks back at this week's Sugar Bowl victory by the University of Louisville.</p><p><strong>1:16 - </strong>Andrea Seabrook and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.decodedc.com/">DecodeDC</a> explore the interplay of politics and the media, and how press coverage can feed into the negative, partisan bickering in Washington. Case in point: The Fiscal Cliff.</p> Sat, 05 Jan 2013 02:17:20 +0000 Laura Ellis 3272 at http://wfpl.org Legislative Preview; Sugar Bowl Victory; 'Insourcing' at GE: Today on Byline Is Louisville a Leader of Insourcing Jobs? The Atlantic Says Yes. http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-leader-insourcing-jobs-atlantic-says-yes <p>At its height, the General Electric Plant in Louisville employed 23,000 people. That was in 1973.</p><p>After that, the plant began to shrink —&nbsp;laying off more and more employees. Like other manufacturing giants, it followed the outsourcing trend, sending jobs overseas, and especially China.</p><p>By 2011, GE bottomed-out with less than just 1,900 jobs in the Louisville plant.</p><p>But in February of 2012, something began to change. New jobs were created. A new assembly line opened — the first since 1955.</p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 17:27:40 +0000 Jonathan Bastian 3261 at http://wfpl.org Is Louisville a Leader of Insourcing Jobs? The Atlantic Says Yes. General Electric Expands Production of New Refrigerators http://wfpl.org/post/general-electric-expands-production-new-refrigerators <p>General Electric is hiring more employees than expected to manufacture its new bottom-freezer refrigerator at Louisville&#39;s Appliance Park.</p><p>GE officials previously announced a total of 600 production line employees would build the new product. &nbsp;The company currently employs around 400 workers on the first shift, according to spokeswoman Kim Freeman. When the second shift begins later this summer, a total of 772 employees will be working on the appliance, she said.</p><p>The addition of 172 production line employees is a testament to the product, said Freeman.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 16:38:22 +0000 Devin Katayama 817 at http://wfpl.org General Electric Expands Production of New Refrigerators