GE Appliances opens $70 million advanced water heater factory


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GE Appliances opened a $70 million water heater manufacturing facility in Camden, South Carolina. The site will initially employ 140 people. The plant will convert steel coils into domestic water heaters in the United States

The plant has state-of-the-art systems for metal fabrication and welding, steel enamelling, and robotics for material handling and processing.

“Investing in US manufacturing is a winning strategy for GE Appliances that brings us even closer to our customers and allows us to better serve them,” said Kevin Nolan, President and CEO of GE Appliances.

Over 50 team leaders and maintenance workers completed over 5,700 hours of training in welding, mechatronics and robotics during preparation and construction.

GE water heater technology includes the RealMAX gas water heater, which holds 50 gallons of water.

Over the past six years, GE Appliances has invested $2 billion in its US manufacturing and distribution operations. The company also hired more than 3,000 new employees.

Photo credit: GE Appliances

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