GE, IBEW investing in U.S. manufacturing

RP news wires

After years of attempts to remain viable in a cut-throat global manufacturing environment, the GE refrigerator plant in Bloomington, Ind. -- which employs nearly 700 members of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 2249 -- was the site of good news last fall. The factory, which was slated for closure two years ago, announced in October that it will hire 200 more workers, part of a $93 million facility upgrade to add a new line of side-by-side refrigerators that will incorporate "green" insulation and other components.

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