New Hybrid Water Heater from GE is Super-Efficient—and Manufactured in America

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GE Appliance Park in Louisville, KY

Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 7:00pm

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The first GE GeoSpring hybrid electric water heater rolled off the assembly line in Louisville, Kentucky today, and it seemed like half the city was there to watch it happen.

Steve Beshear, the state’s governor, John Yarmuth, the district’s congressional representative, as well as Louisville’s mayor, a gaggle of local press, and dozens of GE engineers and union workers milled about Appliance Park, cautiously celebrating the sharp-looking, high-tech water heater and, perhaps even more, the jobs now needed to build it. After all, when a recession-struck region gets a brand new manufacturing operation—especially one producing an innovative, forward-looking product—the spotlight burns bright.

In fact, one of the brightest-burning spotlights in the nation shone on this factory: A Super Bowl ad portraying a revitalized Appliance Park was watched by over 100 million people.

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Keywords: Innovation & Technology | America | Environment | GE | Innovation | Innovation & Technology | Technology | efficiency | hybrid | water

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