Whirlpool breaks ground on expansion


Staff report



Rep. Warren Davidson speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony for Whirlpool Corporation’s expansion held Monday in Greenville.


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Greenville Safety/Service Director Curt Garrison speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony held Monday at Whirlpool Corporation in Greenville. The company is planning an expansion, scheduled to be completed in March 2017.


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Greenville operations

  • Three shift operation
  • More than 2.5 Million Stand Mixers produced in 2015
  • Over 74 colors produced
  • 1,274 active SKUs
  • 1,000 pounds of steel used each day
  • 323,697 fasteners used each day
  • 2,633,400 individual parts managed each day (materials team moves each day)
  • Annual zinc usage is 32 Million pounds
  • Annual powder paint used is 2,200 pounds
  • 4,387,640 pounds of material recycled
  • 9,998,112 gallons of water saved due to recycling
  • 1,028,680 gallons of oil saved due to recycling
  • 24,291 trees saved due to recycling
  • 697,988 (cf) landfill space saved due to recycling
  • $160,000 contributed to community relations each year (charities, schools, etc)

GREENVILLE — On Monday, Whirlpool Corporation announced plans to expand its Greenville, Ohio Factory Distribution Center (FDC), which services all global shipments of KitchenAid small appliances.

The project — which will nearly double the FDC from 327,000 square feet to approximately 650,000 — builds upon Whirlpool Corporation’s commitment to American manufacturing and reinforces Greenville as the global hub of the company’s small appliances business.

“This groundbreaking today is a testament both to the success of our global KitchenAid business as well as our commitment to domestic operations in the U.S. and Ohio,” said Ken Hossler, plant lead at the Greenville FDC. “We’re continuing to invest in Ohio due to the skilled and talented workforce here, and are looking forward to this expansion’s role in our continued growth.”

Today’s groundbreaking follows Whirlpool Corporation’s $40 million investment in its Greenville, Ohio, manufacturing plant — part of a larger $80 million project to expand facilities across Ohio, that the company announced in May.

The FDC’s expansion — which is scheduled to be completed by March 2017 — will stand adjacent to the current facility in Greenville.

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Rep. Warren Davidson speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony for Whirlpool Corporation’s expansion held Monday in Greenville.
http://dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_DSC_0735-PRINT.jpgRep. Warren Davidson speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony for Whirlpool Corporation’s expansion held Monday in Greenville. Courtesy image

Greenville Safety/Service Director Curt Garrison speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony held Monday at Whirlpool Corporation in Greenville. The company is planning an expansion, scheduled to be completed in March 2017.
http://dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_DSC_0725-PRINT.jpgGreenville Safety/Service Director Curt Garrison speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony held Monday at Whirlpool Corporation in Greenville. The company is planning an expansion, scheduled to be completed in March 2017. Courtesy image

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Staff report

Greenville operations

  • Three shift operation
  • More than 2.5 Million Stand Mixers produced in 2015
  • Over 74 colors produced
  • 1,274 active SKUs
  • 1,000 pounds of steel used each day
  • 323,697 fasteners used each day
  • 2,633,400 individual parts managed each day (materials team moves each day)
  • Annual zinc usage is 32 Million pounds
  • Annual powder paint used is 2,200 pounds
  • 4,387,640 pounds of material recycled
  • 9,998,112 gallons of water saved due to recycling
  • 1,028,680 gallons of oil saved due to recycling
  • 24,291 trees saved due to recycling
  • 697,988 (cf) landfill space saved due to recycling
  • $160,000 contributed to community relations each year (charities, schools, etc)

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