Whirlpool Corp. Becomes a Hall of Famer

August 05, 2011

Whirlpool Corp., which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, was inducted into the Made in the USA Foundation's Hall of Fame. Whirlpool was named the winner of the large kitchen appliances category.

At the second annual Hall of Fame celebration, 22 winners were announced from 76 nominees. The foundation was established in 2010 to honor and celebrate companies who contribute to American manufacturing, labor and environmental standards, job creation in the United States, and promotion of American-made products. The nominees are evaluated on three criteria: quality, competitiveness and impact.

"Whirlpool Corp. has become the largest home appliance company in the world with more than 23,000 U.S. employees,” said Cliff Chewning, regional manager for customer service in the Western and Pacific states for Whirlpool Corp. “Yet our business was started in the United States in 1911, and we continue to invest in the U.S. to the level of $1 billion over the current five years."

Whirlpool will join the Made in the USA Hall of Fame ranks with other American-made companies, including Ford Motor Co., Caterpillar, Thorlo Socks and Zippo. To learn more about the Made in the USA Foundation, click here.
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