Manufacturing Excellence

Manufacturing Excellence

A collection of stories highlighting the people and places of Whirlpool Corporation's manufacturing sites throughout the world.

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Working at This Freezer Plant Is One ‘Cool’ Job
In 1833, residents founded the town of Ottawa, Ohio, and named it in honor of the Native American Ottawa people, who once had a village at the site. Since that time, it has remained primarily agricultural, with more than 90 percent of Putnam County, where the town resides, under cultivation. In this peaceful Midwestern town of fewer than 5,000 residents, lies Whirlpool Corporation’s...
Oct 16, 2019 8:00 AM ET
Quality People Making Quality Products
In 1620, long before there was a United States of America, English settlers established the Plymouth Colony in a portion of the East Coast formerly inhabited by Native Americans. It was this tribe of PokanoketWampanoag who gave the town of Fall River its name, after the Quequechan River, which flowed gently through the city, only to drop steeply, or “fall” into Mount Hope Bay. Despite...
Oct 10, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Career Journey of a Manufacturing Leader
Whirlpool Corporation has many employees across the globe who have chosen to make manufacturing a long-term career. Maggie Hammaker is one of those individuals. Starting out at age 19 on the assembly line in Greenville, Ohio at the KitchenAid plant, she was a motor builder for the classic stand mixer. From there, she eventually worked her way up to a position overseeing all of the classic...
Oct 9, 2019 4:00 PM ET
Let’s Hear it For: 'The Boys'
According to a study by the Institute of College Access and Success, 65 percent of college seniors in the U.S. who graduated from public and private nonprofit colleges have student loan debt, with borrowers owing an average of $28,650. Yet, despite this continuously growing problem debt issue, for years, parents, teachers and school counselors have told young students “you have to go to...
Oct 4, 2019 8:00 AM ET
Manufacturing Products, Building Lives
Among gently sloping farmland in east-central Iowa lies a distinctive community called the Amana Colonies. Comprised of seven villages on 26,000 acres, the villages were built and settled by German Pietists who were persecuted in their homeland and sought refuge in the United States in 1856. They lived a secluded and communal life until the 1930s, when the Great Depression forced...
Oct 3, 2019 8:00 AM ET

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