Roper Corporation expanding in LaFayette

LAFAYTTE, Georgia (WDEF) – The Roper Corporation plans to invest $118 million into their manufacturing operations in LaFayette.

The company (a subsidiary of GE Appliances) is already Walker County’s largest employer.

The expansion promises to bring another 600 jobs.

The LaFayette plant makes cooking products including wall ovens, cooktops, and ranges for multiple GE Appliance brands.

“Roper Corporation has been a fixture of the Walker County community for five decades, so it is a pleasure to see GE Appliances invest in the Peach State in this way and continue to emphasize doing business with a leading Georgia-based supplier,” said Governor Kemp. “This announcement is a testament to our strong logistics infrastructure, which is supported by the Appalachian Regional Port, and to our strong talent pipeline in northwest Georgia.”

With the new jobs, Roper officials say they will employ 2,600 people in northwest Georgia.

“As the county’s largest employer, Roper Corporation has been a valuable corporate citizen for many decades,” said Walker County Board of Commissioners Chairman Shannon Whitfield. “We admire their commitment to community outreach, and we are grateful for their continued desire to grow locally. This expansion will provide opportunities to strengthen our workforce and the community as a whole.”


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