GE Appliances announced plans to invest more than $118 million to grow its cooking appliances business by expanding capacity and developing new cooking products at its wholly owned subsidiary Roper Corporation in LaFayette, Georgia. 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 GE Appliances -. Our partnership with Georgia is strong and getting stronger as we continue to build innovative, industry-first cooking products at Roper”. The investment will add cutting-edge manufacturing technology from automation to autonomous vehicles that will improve material flow and increase assembly line efficiency.