By 1890, Edison established the Edison General Electric Company by bringing his various businesses together. Today, GE Global Research consists of more than 3,000 employees working in four state-of-the-art facilities: Niskayuna, New York (a few miles from the original barn), Bangalore, India (opened in September 2000), Shanghai, China (opened in October 2003), and Munich, Germany (opened in June 2004). GE has a strong set of global businesses in infrastructure, finance and media aligned to meet today’s needs, including the demand for global infrastructure; growing and changing demographics that need access to healthcare, finance, and information and entertainment; and environmental technologies. Their infrastructure businesses are helping build the energy, health, transportation, and technology infrastructure of the new century. These businesses provide the products and services that help developing regions participate in the global economy while also helping developed regions upgrade with cleaner, more efficient and better infrastructure technologies. Their financial business offers an array of products and services aimed at enabling commercial businesses, consumers, and markets worldwide to build a stronger, better future. With a smaller, more focused structure, GE Capital is concentrating on the strategic partnerships and joint ventures that help GE as a whole capitalize on market-specific opportunities. They are manufacturing different products, including: room air conditioners, ADA-compliant appliances, compactors & garbage disposals, cook tops, dehumidifiers, dishwashers, ENERGY STAR qualified appliances, filters, dispensers & softeners, freezers, microwaves, ranges and stoves, refrigerators, speed cooking ovens, stainless steel appliances, venting systems & range hoods, wall ovens, warming drawers, washers & dryers, water heaters, wine refrigerators & beverage centers. With dozens of ENERY STAR qualified models, GE wall air conditioners and window air conditioners are among the most energy-efficient air conditioners available. GE thru wall air conditioners offer clean lines, smooth curves and a contemporary design, and are available in soft, neutral beige.