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Whirlpool Corporation to Bring $65M of investments in Ottawa, Ohio plant operations, including the addition of 100 more jobs

Thu Dec 02 2021

Company Name: Whirlpool Corporation
Location: Columbus
Industry Sector: Advanced Manufacturing
Company Profile: Whirlpool Corporation is committed to being the best global kitchen and laundry company, in constant pursuit of improving life at home. In an increasingly digital world, the company is driving purposeful innovation to meet the evolving needs of consumers through its iconic brand portfolio, including Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and Yummly.
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Project Summary:

Type of Project: Expansion


  • Jobs committed: 100
  • Jobs retained: 459

Capital Investment: $67,620,00

Timetable:  Expansion of the facility’s existing footprint will begin in mid-2022, with Ottawa assuming full production in 2023.

Company Need:

With the expected growth of the BIR market, Whirlpool Corporation needed to increase production and provide ensure it had a critical competitive advantage. In addition to plant expansion, this investment will also create 100 additional jobs.

“We’re excited about this investment in the future of the Ottawa Operations and in our people. This is a testament to our skilled workforce, and will unlock our potential to bring the newest and best refrigeration innovation to our customers who count on us to improve their lives at home.”
Don Metzelaar
Whirlpool Corporation VP of Integrated Supply Chain and Quality

Why Ohio?

Ohio offers access to a diverse and talented applicant pool, a central location to customers and service providers, and increases Whirlpool’s visibility to the community.

Ohio is home to a large and dynamic talent pool. The state ranks in the top 10 U.S. states for competitive labor environment and leading workforce development programs. Ohio is also a well-established base for companies moving goods around the globe, being just a one-day drive from more than 60 percent of U.S. and Canadian populations. Major cities, including Chicago, New York City, and Toronto, are easily accessible via air, rail, and road.

The investment over the next several years into its factory in Ottawa, Ohio, allows the company to retain and grow its talented workforce, add the latest in refrigeration technology and supports ongoing efforts to position the plant as a Premium Refrigeration Factory in its North American Region.

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