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GE Appliances adds 255 jobs, ‘smart’ tech with $125M Alabama project

DECATUR, Alabama – GE Appliances today officially marked completion of a $125 million investment project at its Decatur refrigerator plant, which boosted production capacity, added new “smart” technology and increased the site’s workforce.

The expansion project, announced in June 2018, allowed GE Appliances to increase production to meet growing demand for its top-freezer refrigerators, which are rated No. 1 in the industry for both quality and reliability. The investment is also another step toward fulfilling the Haier company’s strategic goal of becoming the leading major appliances company in the United States.

The expansion created 255 jobs, bringing total employment at the plant to 1,300.

The project boosts production capacity by 25 percent and ensures early compliance with 2022 refrigerant changes, making the Alabama plant a super site for GE Appliances top-freezer refrigeration production.

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