The GE Appliances manufacturing plant in Decatur will undergo a $115 million expansion. Officials made the announcement Friday morning.
According to officials, the expansion will add 255 full-time jobs to the area, bringing the plant's total employment to nearly 1,300. The investment will also add approximately 40,000 square feet to the plant. The company said the investment will boost production capacity by 25 percent and make the Decatur plant a "refrigerator super site" for GE Appliances.
"Our announcement today is great news for our business, for our GE Appliances family in Decatur, and for the State of Alabama," said Kevin Nolan, President and CEO of GE Appliances. "Our $115 million investment in Decatur is a critical part of our plan to be the leading appliances business in the United States. We are already a significant member of the local Decatur community, and look forward to a continued partnership with Decatur and the entire state of Alabama for many years to come."