Kershaw County Economic Development Office | 80 Campus Dr. | P.O. Box 763 Camden, SC 29021 | Tel: 803-425-7685 | Fax: 803-425-7687 | econ.develop@kershaw.sc.gov
spacer
HERITAGE POINTE SPEC BUILDING

GE Appliance Starts Second Shift Production

November 14, 2017

Chronicle-Idependent

On November 6, the GE Appliances' (GEA) (formerly Haier America) manufacturing facility in Camden started second shift production, following a $31 million investment, creating 100 new jobs to bring employment at the plant to 360.

After Haier's acquisition of General Electric Company's appliance business last year, Haier reconstructed its US opoerations such that GE Appliances assumed responsibility for Haier America's refrigerator production facility in Camden. 

The integration of the Camden facility into GE Appliances' manufacturing network provided additional production capacity for the newly-integrated business.

In May, the Camden plant increased production when it started making GE-branded, top-freezer, 21-cubic-foot refrigerators. High consumer demand has created theneed to once again expand production at Camden to produce a new, 18-cubic-foot, top-freezer refrigerator, prompting the need for a second shift.

"The added production of the GE branded products is a great vote of confidence in our employees and capabilities from GEA and Haier," Plant Manager Frank Scheffel said. "We are excited about the opportunity to delight the consumers with these new products." 

The new top-freezer refrigerators Camden is producing will help GEA supply these popular sizes to retailers across the country. The new, 18-cubic-foot, top-freezer refrigerator has  high-gloss finish, LED lighting and will be on retailer's floors later this month. 

Add Page

As you navigate our website, you can use the “Add Page to Report” button add any page or property to a custom report that you can print out or save.

Industrial Properties Interactive Maps Workforce and Demographics


"Since its inception, readySC has been a key component of South Carolina's economic development efforts and is recognized nationally as the premier program of its kind. Over the years, the level and complexity of skills required by companies have changed, but readySC's overall goal has remained constant. We make certain our client organizations - large or small - have the right people with the right knowledge, skills, and abilities in place at the right time for a quick and successful start-up or expansion. Our strategy works. Over the past 50 years, readySC has trained more than 280,000 South Carolinians for jobs in our state for over 2,000 different companies."
-- Jim Shrift - readySC Area Director