New washers, dryers go "green" - WDRB 41 Louisville News

New washers, dryers go "green"

GE says its new washers and dryers will meet the proposed 2014 Energy Star standards.  They also have "smart-grid" technology that can help reduce energy demand during peak hours and save people money.

In a release Monday, Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson says, "This new washer and dryer line not only brings new jobs to Louisville, it brings green and energy-efficient appliances to our city.  The future of GE in Louisville, which once was in jeopardy, is now very bright."  

GE expects the washing machine to go into production at Appliance Park in the third quarter of 2012, and the new dryer in the third quarter of 2013. 

Right now, 90% of GE's front-load washers and dryers are made outside the United States.  Consumer & Industrial President and CEO Jim Campbell said in a release Monday, "We can't make these products in the U.S. competitively without everyone coming to the table -- unions, the company, employees, local/state/federal officials.  We are grateful to the state and the city for their continued support in bringing these new products and jobs to Appliance Park," said Campbell.

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