Oven maker Roper Corp. is hiring 110 more employees at its LaFayette, Ga., production plant, citing increased popularity of its new cooking products.
The company is creating 90 jobs on its third shift and 20 on first by year's end, said parent GE Appliances today.
"Consumers are clearly responding favorably to our investment in our cooking products. Sales are growing and, in turn, so are American jobs," said Paul Surowiec, product general manager-cooking, for GE Appliances.
The Roper facility is the largest single-site private employer in Walker County with about 1,750 employees, according to the company. It makes GE's newest line of electric and gas cooktops, freestanding ranges and electric wall ovens.
See more in Friday's Times Free Press.