Whirlpool Investing $80M in Ohio Expansion

The Michigan-based multinational manufacturer and marketer of home appliances is expanding operations at two of its Buckeye State facilities.

By Keith Loria, Contributing Editor

Whirlpool's manufacturing plant in Findlay, Ohio
Whirlpool’s manufacturing plant in Findlay, Ohio

Findlay, OhioWhirlpool Corp. broke ground this week on a $40.6 million expansion at its manufacturing facility in Findlay, Ohio, and will also soon complete a $40 million project to expand operations at its dishwasher-manufacturing facility 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,” James Keppler, Whirlpool Corporation vice president of integrated supply chain & quality, said in a prepared release. “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.”

The Findlay project will add 86,400 square feet to the existing facility and 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.

The Greenville facility, which produces KitchenAid brand stand mixers and attachments, hand mixers and blenders, doubled in size thanks to the completed expansion.

Since 2010, the company has invested more than $1 billion in new facilities and plant upgrades and employs approximately 23,000 U.S. manufacturing workers.

Image courtesy of the Whirlpool Corporation