General Electric is hiring more employees than expected to manufacture its new bottom-freezer refrigerator at Louisville's Appliance Park.
GE officials previously announced a total of 600 production line employees would build the new product. 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.
The addition of 172 production line employees is a testament to the product, said Freeman.