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3:29 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

UK, GE to Collaborate on Appliances Research

The University of Kentucky has reached an agreement with GE Appliances to collaborate on research aimed at producing innovations in the appliances business.

UK President Eli Capilouto  joined GE Appliances executives to announce the collaboration today  at the company’s Appliance Park in Louisville.

The agreement also sets terms for the licensing and sharing of jointly developed innovations.

GE Appliances Vice President Kevin Nolan says the partnership will allow the company to tap into the technical expertise of UK scientists and engineers.

Capilouto says the teams will look for new manufacturing technologies and practices "so that those discoveries and questions they’re trying to answer can be more readily moved into the marketplace." 

Several new products are now manufactured Louisville’s Appliance Park including a frontload washing machine and dryer and an energy-efficient water heater.