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May 31, 2012

Benton Harbor, Mich.-based Whirlpool Corp. signed a deal with Meritage Homes to be the exclusive appliance provider to the builder’s homes, including first-time, move-up, luxury and active-adult.

Whirlpool will provide Jenn-Air, KitchenAid, Maytag and Whirlpool brand appliances to Meritage Homes’ extensive communities throughout the southern and western states.

May 2, 2012

Whirlpool Corp. has announced the opening of its new, state-of-the-art Riverview Campus in Benton Harbor, Mich.

"With the opening of this beautiful and spacious campus, we are looking forward to a continued future with the city of Benton Harbor, which we have been proud to call home for over 100 years," said Jeff Fettig, chairman and CEO. "The Riverview Campus allows Whirlpool Corp. to deliver on improvements in productivity, operations, energy efficiency and overall employee experience."

February 3, 2012

Benton Harbor, Mich.-based Whirlpool's CEO Jeff Fettig forecast industry demand in 2012 as "flat to slightly improving." 

The company posted sales of $4.9 billion in the fourth quarter, down slightly from $5.0 billion. But fourth-quarter net earnings increased to $205 million, compared with net earnings of $171 million during the same period last year.

The North America region reported operating profit of $202 million for the quarter compared with $53 million in the previous year.

October 28, 2011

Benton Harbor, Mich.-based Whirlpool Corp. posted third-quarter net earnings of $177 million, compared with net earnings of $79 million in the same period last year. Sales in the quarter were $4.6 billion, up 2% to $4.5 billion reported in the third quarter of 2010. 

July 21, 2011

Benton Harbor, Mich.-based Whirlpool has announced a second-quarter net loss of $161 million, compared with net earnings of $205 million in the same period last year. 

Second-quarter results include the settlement of a Brazilian collection dispute for about $3.78 per share and increased accruals related to developments in the Embraco antitrust matters of $1.08 per share.

April 28, 2011

Whirlpool Corp., the Benton Harbor, Mich., appliance maker reported sales of $4.4 billion for its first fiscal quarter, a 3% rise over sales of $4.3 billion in the first quarter of 2010. Earnings for the worldwide manufacturer were $169 million for the quarter, compared with $164 million a year ago.

"Our first-quarter results reflect our ongoing cost reduction efforts and continued innovation investments, which helped to mitigate significant material cost inflation," said Jeff Fettig, chairman and CEO of Whirlpool Corp.  

February 11, 2011

A semi-trailer full of washers, dryers and television sets -- most of them allegedly purchased from Home Depot and Lowe’s using stolen credit cards -- was pulled over by sheriff deputies in Parma, Mich., according to an article in the Jackson Citizen Patriot. 

February 2, 2011

Benton Harbor, Mich.-based Whirlpool reported fourth-quarter net earnings of $171 million, up 80% from $95 million during the same period in 2009. 

Fourth-quarter operating profit totaled $202 million, up 1.5% from $199 million in the prior year. Results benefited from cost reduction and productivity initiatives, increased monetization of certain tax credits, higher unit volume and lower incentive compensation. 

December 9, 2010

Benton Harbor, Mich.-based Whirlpool Corporation announced that Cyndi Smith and John Talman, account managers for the Southern States Contract Sales Division, have earned Certified Green Professional (CGP) designations from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

December 8, 2010

Benton Harbor, Mich.-based Whirlpool Corporation announced that Cyndi Smith and John Talman, account managers for...

November 10, 2010

Benton Harbor, Mich.-based Whirlpool kicked off its yearlong 100th anniversary celebration today with a series...

September 21, 2010

Benton Harbor, Mich.-based Whirlpool has announced the appointment of Joseph Liotine as VP and general...

September 14, 2010

The company said it has selected Lexington, Ky.-based Gray Construction to build the new 1...

July 8, 2008

David Szczupak succeeds Mike Thieneman, who recently retired from the company....

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