Commerce will soon be home to a new manufacturing facility as GE Appliances, which makes household appliances, will build a new facility by April of 2019, bringing with it 100 new jobs.

The location for the new facility will help open the Highway 98 Corridor, Commerce Mayor Clark Hill said, and he hopes that will be a catalyst for new development in the area.

It’s unknown what exact roles will be available next spring, but as usual stay tuned to Georgia@Work and we’ll provide any updates as they come.

“GE Appliances is growing, and we are excited to add a new warehouse in Northern Georgia to our network of appliance distribution centers located across the country,” said Mark Shirkness, vice president of distribution for GE Appliances. “We are proud to say our delivery and installation quality of service scores are best in class in the home goods category. This new facility in Jackson County will help us build on that record of delivering for our consumers.”

This isn’t GE Appliances’ first Georgia rodeo, either. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, GE Appliances has a strong presence in the state with 1,960 employees at Roper Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary in LaFayette, and 50 employees supporting its Factory Service Operations based out of Atlanta.