BENTON HARBOR, Mich., May 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Whirlpool Corporation will today hold a ribbon cutting to celebrate the successful expansion of its Greenville, Ohio Factory Distribution Center (FDC)., nearly doubling the size of the facility which currently services KitchenAid® small appliance shipments throughout the world.
"We're excited to expand to accommodate the growing global demand in the small appliance category," said Ken Hossler, Plant Lead at the Greenville Operations. "Our investment in Greenville further demonstrates our commitment to Ohio's skilled workforce and reinforces Greenville as the global hub of our small appliance business."
Currently, Whirlpool Corporation has approximately 10,000 workers across its five manufacturing plants in Ohio, many of whom are second and third generation employees. The company is continuing to invest in the workforce in Ohio, through initiatives such as the 2016 Manufacturing Day celebrations which saw the company invite hundreds local high schoolers into the plan to learn more about the career opportunities there.
The project — which will nearly double the size of the FDC from 327,000 square feet to approximately 650,000 square feet — builds upon Whirlpool Corporation's commitment to American manufacturing and reinforces Greenville as the global hub of the company's small appliances business. The FDC exports to regions throughout the world. Greenville Operations manufactures stand mixers, stand mixer attachments and accessories, hand mixers, blenders, aerated beverage machines and cutlery blocks under the KitchenAid brand.
About Whirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 93,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2016. 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.
SOURCE Whirlpool Corporation