By Susan Hartley
March 14, 2014
DAYTON – Whirlpool Corporation on Friday announced a $40 million investment to the Dayton region. This investment will add approximately 400 jobs over the next few years and will double the size of the company’s Greenville operations focused on small appliance manufacturing.
“The Dayton region continues its winning streak and a strong start to 2014 with another 400 jobs being committed by Whirlpool,” said Jeff Hoagland, President & CEO of the Dayton Development Coalition. “The Dayton region continues to demonstrate that we have one of the most vibrant communities and businesses understand the value we offer.”
Whirlpool Corporation has annual revenues of approximately $19 billion and the company employs 15,000 in U.S. manufacturing. Around the world, the 59 manufacturing and research centers employ over 69,000. Whirlpool is the world’s leading global manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances. Their brands include Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid and others.
“Whirlpool’s announcement reinforces Ohio’s excellence in manufacturing and highlights JobsOhio and the Dayton Development Coalition’s hard work to attract and retain jobs to the Dayton region,” said John Minor, President and Chief Investment Officer for JobsOhio. “Supporting Whirlpool is another example of our effectiveness in developing strong relationships with world-class manufacturers growing and investing in Ohio.”
The Dayton Development Coalition continues to work closely with companies to retain, recruit and expand jobs to the Dayton Region. Whirlpool’s commitment further demonstrates the collaborative efforts between JobsOhio, the Coalition and the local communities across the Dayton region.
“This $40 million local investment demonstrates that our workforce has the skills needed to meet the needs of one of the world’s largest and most successful manufacturers,” said Mike Bowers, mayor of Greenville. “Whirlpool continues to be one of our largest employees and we are committed to continuing the great partnerships which exist among Greenville, Whirlpool, the Dayton Development Coalition, JobsOhio and the State.”
More information on Whirlpool Corporate can be found by visiting, www.whirlpoolcorp.com.