GE, Shelton, Conn., reinforced its commitment to manufacturing in the U.S. with a $30 million investment that will add 150 manufacturing jobs, following an agreement with Walmart to provide more domestically produced goods for sale to consumers. Industry Week reported that the agreement will put U.S.-made GE Energy-Efficient Soft White light bulbs on the shelves of 3,400 Walmart Stores by summer 2014. (Note: Industry Week is a Penton publication. Penton also publishes Electrical Wholesaling.)
Walmart’s has pledged to a $50 billion domestic manufacturing commitment to bring more American-made products to consumers. GE will begin hiring for the new manufacturing positions over the coming months at three plants in Bucyrus and Circleville, Ohio, and Mattoon, Illinois. These new positions add to the more than 700 employees currently at work across the three plants.
More at Industry Week: "GE Adds Jobs after Agreement with Walmart for Domestically Produced Light Bulbs"