Appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corporation will invest $175 million
at its existing manufacturing plant in Clyde, Ohio, and create up to
100 new jobs. The Toledo Blade reports that the company is
making the investment to prepare the facility for the production of a
new energy-efficient automatic washing machine, and that the investment
will begin immediately. "The Clyde Division has had a long-standing
reputation within Whirlpool for delivering on major projects," says Al
Holaday, a company vice president, quoted in the Blade. "This
investment is a reflection of the flexible, progressive, and lean
efforts by the Clyde employees." A company spokesperson says the new
jobs will be added next year. Whirlpool laid off 250 employees at the
facility, which employs more than 2,500, three months ago.
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