The Whirlpool Family

Three generations of Farringtons have worked for appliance maker
Oct 20, 2017 8:55 AM ET
From left, members of the Farrington family, Eric, Jerry and Mike, have all worked at Whirlpool Corp. Eric and Mike Farrington are third generation workers at the Benton Harbor-based home appliance maker. Photos by Don Campbell

Originally published on The Herald-Palladium

By Tony Wittkowski

BENTON HARBOR — Eric and Mike Farrington have an easy time running through their family’s lineage.

To do so is effortless because a good portion of it can be found at Whirlpool Corp.

The Farrington clan has seen the home appliance maker grow and extend its reach across the world in a manner of decades. In Whirlpool’s 106 years of existence – dating to when it was the Upton Machine Co. – there has been a Farrington working there for the last 71 years.

As of 2017, the Farringtons have collectively spent more than a century at Whirlpool.

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