appliance park http://wfpl.org en 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 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