GREENVILLE, S.C. – February 2, 2023 – GE Home equipment (GEA), a Haier firm, has introduced plans to increase its South Carolina operations with a brand new distribution middle in Greenville County. The $50 million funding is projected to create 45 new jobs over the following 5 years.
“The business-friendly local weather of South Carolina and Greenville County, and the proximity to Inland Port Greer make this a perfect location to construct our latest distribution middle in assist of our rising enterprise,” stated GE Home equipment Vice President of Distribution Marcia Brey. “Investments like this enable us to rapidly reply to exterior elements and hold product flowing effectively all through our whole community as we develop and enter new product classes. I wish to thank Governor McMaster and the Secretary of Commerce for his or her continued assist.”
“South Carolina has a long-standing relationship with GE Home equipment, and we’re proud to announce the growth of one other GEA facility. Bringing modern producers to our state is an important a part of strengthening our financial system, and I’m proud that now we have the infrastructure and expert workforce in place to permit corporations like GE Home equipment to thrive,” acknowledged South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster.
The Greenville facility will likely be GEA’s second South Carolina location, following the opening of its $70 million state-of-the-art water heater manufacturing facility in Camden final 12 months. The corporate additionally has manufacturing services at its Kentucky headquarters and in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.
“Immediately’s announcement is additional proof that modern companies like GE Home equipment are increasing in South Carolina due to our world-class assets and business-friendly surroundings,” added Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III. “Congratulations to GEA, and we’re excited that the corporate is continuous to thrive in South Carolina.”
Positioned at Augusta Grove Enterprise Park in Greenville, GEA will lease a 584,820-square-foot distribution warehouse. Provident Realty Advisors, Inc., a privately held actual property and funding agency primarily based in Dallas, Texas, is the developer for the venture. This new facility is a key funding in GEA’s distribution community, supporting the growth of producing operations by rising provide chain capability to ship and obtain home equipment from regional manufacturing services, together with imported completed items arriving on the Port of Charleston. Moreover, the Greenville facility will enable the corporate to reap the benefits of proximity to Inland Port Greer.
“South Carolina Ports celebrates GE Home equipment’ progress within the Upstate. Our environment friendly operations on the Port of Charleston and rail-served Inland Port Greer will assist GEA’s growth. We’re proud to supply superior producers with the cargo capability and dependable service wanted to run their companies,” famous SC Ports President and CEO Barbara Melvin.
“We’re all the time happy when an trade main model like GE Home equipment, a Haier firm, chooses to increase operations right here in Greenville County. The corporate’s well-earned popularity in client equipment manufacturing, its emphasis on sustainability and its ardour for being good neighborhood leaders suits nicely in Greenville County, and we want them success right here lengthy into the long run,” stated Greenville County Council Chairman and Greenville Space Improvement Company Board Member Dan Tripp.
The growth is predicted to be full by the primary quarter of 2024.
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About GE Home equipment
At GE Home equipment we make the world a greater place, and our staff is dedicated to main within the communities the place we reside and work. Immediately, our home equipment are in 50 p.c of all U.S. properties, and our enterprise is dedicated to serving each household within the nation. We’re a purpose-rooted and passion-driven group that believes there’s all the time a greater manner. We manufacture and promote merchandise beneath the Monogram®, Café™, GE Profile™, GE®, Haier, and Hotpoint manufacturers. Our merchandise embody fridges, freezers, cooking merchandise, dishwashers, washers, dryers, air conditioners and water filtration methods. For extra data on our firm, manufacturers, and company citizenship, go to www.geappliancesco.com.
About S.C. Division of Commerce
As South Carolina’s main financial improvement company, the Division of Commerce works to recruit new companies and assist current enterprise develop. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class corporations to South Carolina resembling BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Monetary Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Vehicles and likewise helps startups, small and current enterprise, innovation and rural improvement initiatives. S.C. Commerce companions with the S.C. Technical Faculty System by way of readySC to assist workforce coaching and recruiting, and with the S.C. Division of Employment and Workforce, which gives employee coaching and employment alternatives inside the state. With a powerful worldwide footprint, the Palmetto State has constantly been among the many prime within the nation for attracting jobs by overseas direct funding on a per capita foundation – acknowledged by a number of financial improvement publications for its pro-business local weather. For extra data, go to www.SCcommerce.com.
The Greenville Space Improvement Company is a non-profit group established by Greenville County Council to advertise and improve the financial progress and improvement of Greenville County. Since its founding in 2001, GADC efforts have resulted in creation of over 36,400 new jobs, greater than $6.6 billion in capital funding, and a cumulative financial impression of over $55 billion in Greenville County, SC — together with an financial impression of greater than $6 billion yearly. To be taught extra, please go to www.goGADC.com or name (864) 235-2008. To be taught extra about workforce alternatives, go to www.jobsingreenvillesc.com.