The joint project is a protective piece of headgear and respirator system
Whirlpool Corporation, Dow and Reynolds Consumer Products are pleased to announce a collaboration to provide much-needed respirators to the heroic men and women in healthcare who are working on the frontlines to combat the spread of COVID-19. The joint project is a protective piece of headgear and respirator system that will be manufactured and sold through WIN Health Labs, LLC, in addition to an initial donation to hospitals.
Whirlpool Engineer in Ohio Creates S-Hooks and Extenders for Medical Face Masks Using 3D Printers at Plant
Most healthcare workers are now wearing face masks during their entire shift, which puts pressure and increased friction on the backs of their ears. The chafing and discomfort felt by these heroes working on the frontlines to combat COVID-19 has been documented in the news and on social media over the course of the last couple months.
In order to help, one of the engineers at Whirlpool Corporation’s Ottawa, Ohio Operations, Nathan Ellerbrock, came up with the idea of creating “s-hooks” and “extenders” for medical face masks using the 3D printers at the plant.
Whirlpool Corporation’s third shift “Fun Committee” at its Amana, Iowa plant decided to help out during the Covid-19 crisis by organizing a food drive for the Linn Community Food Bank. The food they collected supported the nearby Cedar Rapids, Iowa community.
“The Linn Community Food Bank is located in an area where a high percentage of the Amana workforce lives,” said Jill Yount, a Whirlpool employee who helped coordinate the donation.
Whirlpool Corporation has a long, proud history of environmental sustainability and a strong track record of action and success. In 2019, they raised the bar on their environmental commitments and accelerated the progress of their short- and long-term goals that meet or exceed the Paris Accord.
Whirlpool Corporation Commercial Laundry Makes Charitable Donations to Non-Profits.
The City of Fall River, Massachusetts is home to Whirlpool Corporation’s commercial laundry manufacturing facility. So when the team at that plant found out that Solomon’s Porch, a local church, was expanding its homeless shelter, they felt the need to help. That aid came in the form of a commercial washer and dryer.
Whirlpool Corporation has made a donation to a special United Way fund that’s helping food pantries with the increased traffic they are seeing due to the Coronavirus. One of those food pantries is run by Harbor of Hope Church in Benton Harbor, Michigan.
In order to help in the fight against COVID-19, Whirlpool Corporation has worked rapidly since the pandemic began to obtain several shipments of medical supplies over the last few weeks for donation to Spectrum Health Lakeland, a health system in St. Joseph, Michigan, near the company’s Global Headquarters. There have been nine shipments to date with tens of thousands of medical masks, gloves, thermometers, and hospital gowns.
April 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Whirlpool has a long, proud history of environmental sustainability and a strong track record of action and success. In 2019, we raised the bar on our environmental commitments, and accelerated the progress of our short- and long-term goals that meet or exceed the Paris Accord,” said Marc Bitzer, Chairman, and CEO of Whirlpool Corporation.“ As we continue to navigate the impact of COVID-19, the health and safety of our employees and communities remain our priority. We strongly believe that our sustainability efforts are as important now as ever.
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., February 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Is the water in your home actually safe, given that water utility companies in the U.S. aren’t required by law to monitor the water that specifically enters a building at its service line?
A study has found that the water quality of a home can differ in each room and change between seasons, challenging the assumption that the water in a public water system is the same as the water that passes through a building’s plumbing at any time of the year.