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LouisvilleKY-based GE Appliances Wants to Hire Your Grandma

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–That’s right, GE Appliances, a Haier company, is hiring a professional Grandma. It’s a one-year, paid gig to help the company demonstrate how simple life can be with new technology in the kitchen. The search launches today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas as part of the introduction of the GE Appliances Kitchen Hub. You can help us find the perfect Grandma by sharing the job posting for this unique position, which celebrates all the hip, fun and energetic grandmothers out there. Today, 30 “Grandma interns” will audition for the Great American Grandma at CES as the job listing is…


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Hundreds Participate in 4th Annual FirstBuild Hackathon in LouisvilleKY

  LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FirstBuild, a global co-creation community backed by GE Appliances, a Haier company, brought together teams of designers, programmers, engineers, students, makers and other innovators for the 4th Annual 2018 “Hack the Home” Hackathon. With more than $10,000 in cash and prizes at stake, competitors spent more than 35 hours ideating the next great product for the home. The top three teams chosen from a pool of more than 30 competing projects were: First Place ($3,000): “My Fridge Safe” Josh Weil, Eric Ott and Alex Vance, a trio of local makers competing in their third FirstBuild hackathon, invented a locking drawer…


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GE Appliances names new leadership

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—GE Appliances (GEA), a Haier company, today announced that after providing nearly six years of strong and valued leadership to the company, CEO Chip Blankenship has elected to exit the business at the end of 2017. Succeeding Blankenship as President & CEO is Kevin Nolan, currently VP and Chief Technology Officer for GEA and Qingdao Haier, who will be joined in the newly created GEA Executive Council by Melanie Cook, currently GEA’s VP of Sourcing, in the role of Chief Operating Officer; and Rick Hasselbeck, currently GEA’s Chief Marketing Officer, in the role of Chief Commercial Officer. Nolan, Cook and…


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LouisvilleKy’s 21c Museum Hotels and GE Appliances’ FirstBuild Join Forces to Create The Hotel Room of the Future

Crowd-sourced contest opens today LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Two rule-breaking Louisville-based companies have joined forces to transform the hotel guest experience. 21c Museum Hotels and GE Appliances’ FirstBuild™ are seeking the next great idea for The Hotel Room of the Future. Today’s travelers aren’t looking for just any place to lay their heads. Hotel guests today are more engaged, tech-savvy, design-aware and sensitive to their surroundings than ever before, yet the average hotel room and experience hasn’t changed much in the last several decades. “After an engaging meeting with the FirstBuild team last year, we were inspired to find ways to continue…


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LouisvilleKY’s The WEEK: Serious Cartooning, Pot Dreams, Powerball Fantasies and 10-Minute Plays

Welcome to the latest on Louisville, where you didn’t win the Powerball, but GE Appliances found a new buyer. And I learned from experts that Matt Bevin is easy to draw, and lampoon, and that he’s in favor of passing legislation on medical marijuana, just like his GOP brother Rand Paul. Controversy Stirs With Race, and Guns, and Religion: So that’s where Courier-Journal cartoonist Marc Murphy gets the most inspiration. Find out what he did to get his face on a WANTED poster in rural Kentucky on the Rusty Satellite Show.  Chinese Firm Agrees to Buy GE Appliances, and Louisville…


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LouisvilleKY Mayor Fischer’s Remarks on Haier’s Purchase of GE Appliances

  LouisvilleKY Mayor Greg Fischer’s Remarks on the Purchase of GE Appliances, Friday Jan. 15 at Metro Hall In 1951 — in an area of our city that was largely green fields — construction began on a massive business park that would help define Louisville’s economy and, by extension, the American economy, for the next eight decades. General Electric, the great American brand that traces its roots to the late 1800s and inventor Thomas Edison, built a mammoth manufacturing hub on 1,000 acres. Its name — Appliance Park — reflected the products to be built there, and it was so…


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GE Appliances looks to grow Louisville Ky manufacturing workforce

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Oct. 27, 2015— GE Appliances is hosting the first-ever Greater Louisville Manufacturing Workforce Development Day today to confront the challenge of a growing shortage of qualified manufacturing workers. Designed to increase awareness and interest in manufacturing and develop a robust hiring pipeline to support manufacturing growth in Greater Louisville, the three-part day will include: Summit of manufacturing leaders and community stakeholders who will develop a collaborative plan for solving the workforce crisis Corporate contribution to two area high schools Manufacturing experience for high school seniors Greater Louisville manufacturers are facing a workforce crisis. Although the region is experiencing a resurgence…


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GE Brings Product Line back home to Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Oct. 7, 2015—(NYSE:GE)—As part of a $250 million investment GE Appliances is making in the three-year period ending in 2016 at its Appliance Park manufacturing location in Louisville, Kentucky, the company is adding a new product category to the current lineup of refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, clothes dryers and hybrid water heaters manufactured there. GE Zoneline®, a through-the-wall heating and air conditioning unit, mainly used in the hotel/motel industry, will start full production in the first quarter of 2016. GE Zoneline PTAC models were made at Appliance Park from 1961 until 1987 when manufacture of the product was…


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GE in Louisville Announces Largest Laundry Launch in 20 Years

LOUISVILLE, Ky. —August 18, 2015—GE (NYSE: GE) announced today an investment of $100-plus million in a new topload washer design and expanded manufacturing capability at its laundry plant in Louisville. This marks the largest laundry launch for GE in 20 years and is another example of the company’s continued commitment to U.S. manufacturing. “While frontload washers have surged in popularity the last decade, the traditional topload washer is 75 percent of washer sales and remains the most popular style of washer in the U.S. today,” said Peter Pepe, general manager for clothes care at GE Appliances. “Our investment in a…