Today GE Appliances, a Haier company, President & CEO Kevin Nolan joined with Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont and education and workforce development leaders to announce the launch of CoCREATE Stamford. This first-of-its-kind co-creation center will bring small appliances manufacturing back to Connecticut, feature an innovative community makerspace, provide hands-on educational opportunities for students, and offer unique brand and product experiences for consumers looking for inspiration in the kitchen and home space.
A multimillion-dollar investment by GE Appliances, the unique center will open next year inside a 67,000 sq. foot industrial facility located in Stamford’s Harbor Point neighborhood and create an initial 25 new jobs.
The CoCREATE Stamford microfactory expects to begin production in early 2022, and a complete opening of the facility is expected later in the year.
“With its strong economic momentum and rich history in American manufacturing, we’re thrilled to introduce our CoCREATE concept in Stamford and the northeast,” said Kevin Nolan, President & CEO of GE Appliances. “At GE Appliances, we’re always looking for new and better ways to make life easier for our consumers, drive change in our communities through opportunity, and create possibilities sparked by connection and curiosity. We look forward to bringing these commitments to life in Connecticut through our work at CoCREATE Stamford and investment in the region.”
“Today is a landmark day, as we welcome GE Appliances back to Connecticut for the launch of CoCREATE Stamford, a pioneering micro-manufacturing facility and collaborative space,” said Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont. “We couldn’t be happier to see this center - dedicated to innovation, education and inspiration - call the City of Stamford home. It’s indicative and validating of our efforts across the state to create environments where ideas thrive and the future is realized. I look forward to seeing and supporting GE Appliances reach their full potential in Connecticut.”