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GE starts new line in Louisville


General Electric will start by the end of the month making three models of bottom freezer refrigerators in Louisville.

CEO and Chairman Jeffrey Immelt said this week during a visit the new assembly line will employ 600 people making $13.03 an hour to make the French door refrigerator.

Immelt told The Courier- Journal of Louisville the company wants to expand its market share to around 25 percent with the $250 million investment.

One shift will be started by the end of the month making the refrigerators, which will sell for $1,699 to $2,999, and a second shift is to soon follow.

The announcement is the latest in a series of new products and an $800 million overhaul of the Louisville factory complex.

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