According to the General Electric website, GE appliances are made in the United States of America. The company claims to have created 21,000 American jobs while investing $1 billion in plants, equipment and technology. GE is also responsible for the jobs of parts suppliers throughout the country.Know More
In 1951, GE constructed Appliance Park in Louisville, Ky. The manufacturing facility occupied 1,000 acres and employed 25,000 full-time employees. Work was completed in six buildings, each one of them dedicated to a different appliance. In the beginning, Appliance Park was an entirely self-sufficient city; it was so large that Louisville assigned Appliance Park its own zip code.
GE did not remain immune to the outsourcing trend in the late 20th century. Low wages in countries like China, Vietnam, Mexico and the Philippines reduced manufacturing costs and lured American companies overseas. In 2009, attention turned back to manufacturing in the United States due to rising wages overseas and increased transportation costs.
On September 8, 2014, General Electric agreed to sell GE Appliances & Lighting to the Swedish appliance manufacturer Electrolux. The deal combined Electrolux's existing U.S. appliance brand, Frigidaire, with GE's many appliances. Electrolux agreed to continue using G.E. appliance brand names for marketing purposes.Learn more about Appliances
The GE service and support website provides owner's manuals that include installation instructions, as well as contact links to schedule installation service by a GE-certified technician. In many cases, appliance retailers such as The Home Depot include free installation services with the purchase of the new machine.Full Answer >
GE Adora series appliances are available for purchase exclusively from the Home Depot. The Adora line of products available at the Home Depot includes refrigerators, dishwashers, clothes washers and dryers with a fashion-forward finish that creates a cohesive look when used as part of a set.Full Answer >
Some GE appliances such as refrigerators, ranges, cooktops and ovens are considered the most durable on the market, according to Consumer Reports. GE top- and bottom-freezer style refrigerators are more prone to repairs than Whirlpool or Kenmore, but the GE French-door style refrigerator has an A rating from Good Housekeeping.Full Answer >
Specs for GE products are found on the GE Appliances website under the "Build With GE" section. To locate specific products, a search function is available that allows users to search by product model number. For those without a product number available, a browse feature is available by product category.Full Answer >