GE Appliances, a Haier company, has opened a $70 million water heater manufacturing facility in Camden, South Carolina, a site that will serve as the company’s center of excellence for water heater manufacturing and is built for future expansion .
The new facility includes advanced systems for metal fabrication and welding, robots for material handling and processing, and steel enamelling.
Initially, the plant will produce gas water heaters under the GE brand.
In 2020, GE Appliances announced the launch of its Air & Water Solutions division, a channel dedicated to serving the needs of professional contractors and wholesalers in the plumbing and HVAC industries.
“Our entry into the plumbing and HVAC duct focuses on professional contractors who are on the front lines and never stop creating solutions for their customers,” said Jim Skaggs, vice president of sales at GE Appliances Air & Water Solutions. “We strive to balance their passion with a broad product portfolio, winning innovations, an iconic brand and on-demand technical support.”