GE Appliances to Invest $130M in Three Georgia Industrial Facilities, Create 300 Jobs
LOUISVILLE, KY. — GE Appliances will invest $130 million in three industrial facilities in north Georgia, ultimately adding 300 new jobs for the Louisville-based manufacturer in the Peach State. GE Appliances will invest $43 million in the company’s affiliate Roper Corp. facility in Walker County in order to expand manufacturing capabilities and introduce new cooking products. The investment will create an additional 100 jobs, bringing the total employee count at the plant to 2,000. The company will also build the $32 million Southern Logistics Center in Murray County. The new warehouse will house 100 employees and will connect the Port of Savannah and the Appalachian Regional Port via rail in northwest Georgia. Lastly, GE Appliances is building a $55 million smart warehouse in Jackson County, also housing 100 employees. The GE Appliances Southeast Region Appliance Distribution Center will use distribution technology to blend digital intelligence with high-tech innovation. In December, the Georgia Ports Authority announced plans to build a 104-acre inland port in Gainesville, about 25 miles from GE’s proposed plant in Jackson County. A timeline for construction was not disclosed.