BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Aug. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Whirlpool Corporation announced plans to expand its Greenville, Ohio Factory Distribution Center (FDC), which services all global shipments of KitchenAid® small appliances.
The project -- which will nearly double the FDC from 327,000 square feet to approximately 650,000 -- builds upon Whirlpool Corporation's commitment to American manufacturing and reinforces Greenville as the global hub of the company's small appliances business.
"This groundbreaking today is a testament both to the success of our global KitchenAid business as well as our commitment to domestic operations in the U.S. and Ohio," said Ken Hossler, Plant Lead at the Greenville FDC. "We're continuing to invest in Ohio due to the skilled and talented workforce here, and are looking forward to this expansion's role in our continued growth."
Today's groundbreaking follows Whirlpool Corporation's $40 million investment in its Greenville, Ohio manufacturing plant -- part of a larger $80 million project to expand facilities across Ohio, that the company announced in May.
The FDC's expansion -- which is scheduled to be completed by March, 2017 -- will stand adjacent to the current facility in Greenville.
About Whirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 97,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2015. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world. Additional information about the company can be found at WhirlpoolCorp.com, or find us on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp.
Whirlpool Corporation Additional Information
This document contains forward-looking statements regarding facility expansion and capital expenditure expectations. Actual events or results may differ materially from those statements as a result a many factors, including that the facility's expansion may be delayed. For information about the factors that could cause such differences, please refer to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, as updated by subsequent periodic reports, including the information set forth under the caption "Risk Factors."
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