When Was the GE Appliance Park Built?


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GE's Appliance Park was built in 1951 in Louisville, Kentucky. At its inception, it was a self-sustaining city that provided for itself enough that, by 1952, the U.S. Postal Service granted Appliance Park its own zip code.

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Construction on Building 1, which was the washer and dryer manufacturing facility, began in early 1951 on the 1000-acre lot. By the end of 1953, Buildings 2 through 6 were completed, housing the oven and range manufacturing, dishwasher manufacturing, medical and fitness facilities, refrigerator assembly and air conditioner manufacturing operations until 1982. While some of these divisions and departments were later sold or re-organized, Appliance Park is the world's third-largest manufacturer of such hard goods, as of September 2014.

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