January 7, 2014
GE has announced the start of production of the first new GE Monogram® brand refrigerator product platform since 2001. The new product is part of a $20 million investment in the Selmer, Tenn., Monogram Refrigeration production facility. GE also announced the expansion of its warehousing operations to provide capacity for future growth.
The $20 million investment included retooling a line to make the new product, as well as new metal stamping and welding equipment that will increase capacity to insource more parts. The investment and insourcing created 10 new jobs in 2013, and more new jobs are expected to be added in the coming years.
GE also unveiled a new 120,000-sq.-ft. warehouse to replace the Selmer operation's 40,000-sq.-ft. warehouse. The new space can accommodate additional manufacturing and product parts insourcing.