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GE Appliances Invests in Georgia

GE Appliances (GEA), a Haier company, has announced plans to invest more than $118 million to grow its cooking appliance business by expanding capacity and developing new products at its wholly owned subsidiary Roper Corporation in LaFayette, GA. The expansion will add more than 600 new jobs by the end of 2024.

"Investing in U.S. manufacturing allows us to be closer to our consumers and serve them better and faster, which is critical to GE Appliances' business strategy," said Bill Good, Vice President of Manufacturing for GEA. "Our partnership with Georgia is strong and getting stronger as we continue to build innovative, industry-first cooking products at Roper."

GEA's investment showcases the continued importance of Georgia in the company's expansion plans-especially over the last three years. In 2019, the company announced three investments totaling $130 million to add capacity at Roper in Walker County, create the company's first Smart Distribution Center in Jackson County, and become the first company to open a facility near the new Appalachian Regional Port (ARP) in Murray County, taking advantage of the Georgia Ports Authority's inland rail infrastructure investment to increase the flow of parts and components to its nine U.S. manufacturing plants. By the end of 2024, GEA will have hired more than 1,000 new employees in Georgia.

Hiring to support the Roper expansion has begun. In addition to the hundreds of new jobs, the investment will add cutting-edge advanced manufacturing technology from automation to autonomous vehicles that will improve material flow and increase assembly line efficiency. "Roper will have the best digital manufacturing processes and technology available for our employees to manufacture the ranges our consumers love," said Lois Crandell, President and Plant Manager of Roper Corporation.

Roper currently employs more than 2,000 people. To apply for open positions, go to

For more information contact:

Roper Corporation

1507 Broomtown Road

LaFayette, GA 30728


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