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Local News
5:59 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Report: GE Considers Selling Its Louisville-Based Appliance Business

Appliance Park
Credit General Electric Pressroom

General Electric is once again looking sell its Louisville-based appliance business, according to a report today by Bloomberg.

Citing “people familiar with the matter,” Bloomberg reports that GE is in talks with potential acquirers about selling the Appliances and Lighting division.

Bloomberg adds:

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Local News
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.

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Local News
12:27 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Is Louisville a Leader of Insourcing Jobs? The Atlantic Says Yes.

Appliance Park
Credit General Electric Pressroom

At its height, the General Electric Plant in Louisville employed 23,000 people. That was in 1973.

After that, the plant began to shrink — laying off more and more employees. Like other manufacturing giants, it followed the outsourcing trend, sending jobs overseas, and especially China.

By 2011, GE bottomed-out with less than just 1,900 jobs in the Louisville plant.

But in February of 2012, something began to change. New jobs were created. A new assembly line opened — the first since 1955.

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Business
12:38 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

General Electric Expands Production of New Refrigerators

Zenobia Williams, a production employee, works on the French door bottom-freezer refrigerator doors.
Courtesy of GE

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.

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