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Whirlpool Continues Expansion At Findlay and Greenville, Ohio, Manufacturing Centers

Whirlpool Corporation reported it has undertaken “significant investments” at two of the company's manufacturing facilities in The Buckeye State. The home appliance manufacturer will break ground on a $40.6 million expansion at its manufacturing facility in Findlay, Ohio, and mark completion of a $40 million project to expand operations at its production complex in Greenville, Ohio.

"These investments in our manufacturing facilities are examples of our ongoing commitment to American manufacturing and reinforce our belief that the state of Ohio serves as a manufacturing center of excellence for appliances," said James Keppler, Vice President Integrated Supply Chain & Quality Whirlpool Corporation. "As we celebrate the completion of our Greenville expansion, we're proud to break ground at our Findlay facility today and continue to invest in U.S. manufacturing and jobs."

At its Findlay dishwasher manufacturing plant the company will add 86,400 square feet to the existing facility and anticipates adding approximately 50 new jobs. The expansion will provide additional assembly capacity and material space. The project is intended to support strong consumer demand for Whirlpool-built products and enhance efficiencies of operations, company officials said.

The company also just completed a project in which the company doubled the size of Whirlpool Corporation's Greenville plant, where Whirlpool produces KitchenAid brand stand mixers and attachments, hand mixers and blenders. The Greenville facility has been in operation since 1942. The facility employs more than an estimated 1,200 associates. Production of the stand mixer doubled at the Greenville facility 2009-2014.

Whirlpool Corporation said it “continues to work to create jobs and invest in U.S. manufacturing. Since 2010, it has invested more than$1 billion in new facilities and plant upgrades. The company currently employs approximately 23,000 U.S. manufacturing workers, more than any other U.S.-based appliance manufacturer.”

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