While most kids want to grow up to the proverbial firefighter, Jordan Julius dreamed about becoming an engineer who designed equipment. Why? Well in third grade she visited the assembly line at Appliance Park, Louisville, Kentucky, where GE Appliances (GEA), a Haier company, has its headquarters. She liked what she saw. Her dream became reality in 2019 when at age 26 when she was hired by GEA to design the manufacturing process and assembly line for the new Zoneline vertical terminal air conditioner (VTAC) line being put in at Monogram Refrigeration in Selmer, Tennessee. VTACs are commonly used in hotels and private residential facilities. The new product line was formerly produced in Mexico, and the decision was made to reshore production closer to U.S. customers. The move, which shortened lead times, also added WiFi-connected and diagnostic capabilities.
With the continued growth and evolution of Advanced Manufacturing International, Inc. (AMI), the