Roper has had a presence in Georgia since 1973. GE Appliances is a unit of Chinese manufacturer Haier. In 2019, GE Appliances invested an additional $43 million in Roper, creating 100 jobs at the LaFayette facility. GE Appliances also has facilities in Jackson County and Murray County.
“Investing in U.S. manufacturing allows us to be closer to our consumers and serve them better and faster,” Bill Good, GE Appliances’ vice president of manufacturing, said in a written statement.