This year GE Appliances crosses an important milestone: 70 years of activity in Kentucky. In 1953, the company shipped its first appliance – a dryer – from its Appliance Park campus in Louisville. Over the past 70 years, Louisville has become a large manufacturing site, a research and development center and the hub for innovations. Since 2016, GE Appliances has invested $2 billion in new products and advanced manufacturing technology for its nine plants and nationwide distribution network to support its strategy to be closer to customers and consumers: more than $800 million of the total investment has been spent in Kentucky. “For seven decades, Appliance Park has been a pioneer in the home appliance industry – said Kevin Nolan, president and CEO of GE Appliances –. Here in Louisville, GE Appliances invents and builds products that help improve life in the home for families across the country. Today’s milestone is made possible thanks to great employees and the support of valued consumers, customers and community partners who trust and choose us. As we look to the future, we’re more energized than ever to continue serving as a leader in American manufacturing and as a good corporate citizen of our hometown community. Through continued investments at Appliance Park, we’re developing even smarter products, breakthrough solutions, and quality experiences that simplify and bring value to people’s lives”.