Whirlpool has launched an online tool for consumers to learn more about what rebate programs are available to them under the “Cash for Appliances” program for their particular state. Entering in a zip code and appliance type will provide consumers with their specific rebate amount. It will also provide rebate amounts from any local utility companies, if offered. Read more… Read More
According to this article, Whirlpool has fashioned an $11.7 million bond to support roughly 1,500 former employees of a closed Tennessee plant. The plant has remained closed since August 2008. Whirlpool will give the bond to Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation to pay out to the former Whirlpool employees.
Whirlpool has committed to producing one million dryers by the end of 2011 that are compatible with the emerging smart grid technology. After an additional four years, by the end of 2015, all of Whirlpool’s electronic appliances will be smart-grid friendly. They are currently promoting this commitment at the International Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas. They are exhibiting one… Read More
Whirlpool is the first company to meet new standards for allergen reduction in washers. The standards were developed by NSF International, certifying allergen reduction performance in family-sized washing machines, both commercial and residential. Models carrying the names Whirlpool and Maytag (owned by Whirlpool) have, in fact, been certified by NSF. If you’re interested in more detail, read the article here.… Read More
A federal court judge has ruled that Whirlpool Corporation is to pay a Woman more than one million dollars. The woman was harassed and eventually attacked by one of her coworkers. They both worked at Whirlpool’s plant in Tennessee. You can find links to articles with more detail here.
Hot on the news that Whirlpool was recalling workers in Arkansas, now we’re learning that Whirlpool will be reopening a plant in Ottawa, OH. The WC Wood plant will reopen sometime next month, according to this article. Keep it up, Whirlpool!
Whirlpool is bringing back 400 workers to its Fort Smith, AR manufacturing plant to make more side-by-side refrigerators and icemakers. Last year, the company laid off 700 workers, citing the economy as its justification. The recall of 400 people has been credited to an increase in demand which should last at least until summer 2010.
According to a recent Bloomberg article, Whirlpool’s argument against LG will get another hearing in court. Whirlpool claims that LG’s refrigerators violate a patent involving its ice storage. A previous ruling denied their claim, but the US International Trade Commission has said that it will review the case. If the ITC rules in Whirlpool’s favor, some of LG’s refrigerators will… Read More
I reported a few days ago on the recent Sustainability Report released by Whirlpool promoting the company’s efforts to go green and manufacture appliances capable of sending and receiving messages to the electric grid. Vice President of Government Relations for Whirlpool, Tom Catania, will represent his company at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties… Read More
A few weeks ago, along with its Annual Report, Whirlpool released its very first Sustainability Report. This report highlights Whirlpool’s efforts to go green. Their efforts not only focus on their production practices, but also the innovations they’re pursuing to make their products more energy efficient. Within the next five years, for example, Whirlpool will offer appliances that will be… Read More