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GE Appliances Announces $34 Million Refrigeration Manufacturing Investment

Expansion will create 150 new jobs in Selmer, Tennessee

GE Appliances Selmer, TN Plant

GE Appliances, a Haier company, has announced a substantial investment of $34 million in the expansion of its refrigeration manufacturing operations. This strategic move will result in the creation of 150 new job opportunities at its subsidiary, Monogram Refrigeration LLC (MRO), situated in Selmer, Tennessee.

The investment is geared towards enhancing the manufacturing capabilities of the plant, with plans to augment the facility’s size and introduce new fabrication equipment and an assembly line. These additions will facilitate the production of Monogram® and Café brand integrated bottom-freezer refrigerators.

The expansion is set to have a profound impact on the local economy. By doubling the capacity of Building Two, located at 1020 Tennessee Avenue in Selmer, the project positions MRO as the largest industrial employer in McNairy County. This achievement signifies a substantial contribution to the county’s economic growth.

Anne Rushing, the President of Monogram Refrigeration, LLC, and plant manager expressed excitement about the job opportunities this expansion will bring to McNairy County and West Tennessee. She acknowledged the support received from various local bodies and partners, recognizing the collaborative effort that fuels progress.

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The expansion project’s construction is slated to commence immediately, with production expected to commence in the third quarter of 2025. This milestone marks the culmination of two years of planning and discussions between Monogram Refrigeration and the Selmer/McNairy County Industrial Development Board.

The partnership’s positive impact is not confined to economic growth alone. Monogram Refrigeration’s commitment to supporting workforce development and education initiatives in the community has earned them praise and appreciation from local figures, including McNairy County Mayor Larry Smith.

GE Appliances’ investment in the expansion of Monogram Refrigeration’s operations stands as a testament to its commitment to growth and local community engagement.

Recent investments at Monogram Refrigeration, LLC in Selmer, TN include:

  • 2018 –$9.3 million investment for two new production lines adding 210 new jobs. The 120,000-square-foot facility expansion added manufacturing capacity, warehousing space and the production of Zoneline® packaged terminal air conditioners (PTACs) and new column-style Monogram® brand refrigerator and freezer products.
  • 2021 –$5 million expansion for the production of new Zoneline® vertical terminal air conditioners, or VTACs, commonly used in hotels and private residential facilities.
  • 2022 –Investment to produce a new lineup of fully integrated bottom-freezer refrigerators across the Monogram® and Café™ brands. Available in both French and single-door configurations, these new models were added to the existing columns refrigeration line for availability in 2023.
  • 2022 – GE Appliances and freight mobility technology company Einride successfully completed a pilot of Einride’s heavy-duty, autonomous, electric vehicle on public roads moving finished goods from the Monogram Refrigeration plant to a nearby warehouse. This effort was the first U.S. approval for operations of this new type of vehicle from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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About GE Appliances
At GE Appliances, we make the world a better place, and our team is committed to leading in the communities where we live and work. Today, our appliances are in 50 percent of all U.S. homes, and our business is committed to serving every family in the country. We are a purpose-rooted and passion-driven organization that believes there is always a better way. We manufacture and sell products under the Monogram®, Café™, GE Profile™, GE®, Haier, and Hotpoint brands. Our products include refrigerators, freezers, cooking products, dishwashers, washers, dryers, air conditioners and water filtration systems.

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