In this House+Home Series, meet Shari and Kaleb Sweet, new homeowners of the milestone 50th Habitat home in Findlay/Hancock County, Ohio. The Sweet’s home is a result of a two-decade collaboration between Habitat for Humanity of Findlay/Hancock County and Whirlpool Corp. Findlay Operations.
“I learned out here that sometimes in order to achieve that goal of improving life at home, first we have to provide that stable, safe home. For Shari and Kaleb, this is life changing, and it shows in every moment,” said Whirlpool Corp. employee Amy Doroff.
Whirlpool Corporation's PRIDE Network employee resource group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally employees was established in 1999 as GLOW (Gays & Lesbians Of Whirlpool). The group's name has evolved over the years, but its mission has always remained constant -- helping to support and promote an inclusive work environment for all LGBTQA employees.
Whirlpool Corporation’s Be*Well initiatives provide U.S. employees with new holistic wellbeing offerings
As part of Whirlpool Corporation’s ongoing commitment to wellbeing, the company has introduced a holistic “Be*Well” initiative. It provides a range of support and resources to empower and encourage employees to be well in all aspects of their lives at home and work. The company’s commitment is designed to support employees holistically—and provide resources for healthy and balanced living—which includes physical, mental, financial, social, developmental and personal wellbeing.
Whirlpool Corp’s Amana, Iowa Operations provides wastewater treatment for local Middle Amana community
A few yards away from where thousands of Whirlpool Corp. employees are busily building refrigerators at its Amana, Iowa plant, a dedicated team of specialists is working around the clock to treat the wastewater generated each day by the plant—while also processing wastewater for the residents of nearby Middle Amana, Iowa, as well.
This symbiotic relationship has been going on since 1980, when an agreement was signed between Amana Refrigeration and the Middle Amana Sanitary District.
Whirlpool Corp. (NYSE: WHR) recently collaborated with Habitat for Humanity International to produce a study that demonstrates the potential savings low-income households may save with the use of energy-efficient appliances.
Whirlpool has been committed to the environment since the company’s inception 110 years ago. The company’s long-term commitment to fostering sustainable, resilient operations starts with innovative technology and design to improve efficiency, reduce waste and eliminate carbon emissions.
The Whirlpool Corporation-- founded in Benton Harbor-- has partnered with Feeding America West Michigan to create the Feel-Good Fridge program, which delivers recycled refrigerators and fresh food to communities that suffer from food insecurity.
The program has already seen success through partnerships with non-profit organizations throughout Michigan-- but today marks the first time the program is working directly with a school-- which Benton Harbor school administrators and Whirlpool employees said has been a longtime goal for both of them.
Lt. Gov. Jon Husted toured Whirlpool Corp.’s Findlay plant on Monday, praising it as faring well amid the worker shortage because it takes care of its employees.
The Findlay plant, which manufactures dishwashers, employs 2,351 and is at full staffing, company leaders told Husted. Workers in the greatest demand are those highly skilled in equipment maintenance and tooling, engineering and robotics, said Marianna Ambrosio, human resource lead for the Findlay plant.
Whirlpool has “good compensation packages, which makes these jobs very attractive,” Husted said.
Whirlpool Corporation is committed to improving life at home and on our planet. One of the ways we do this is through innovations that make our appliances use less water, less energy, and are built with more recyclable or recycled materials, giving them a smaller carbon footprint. We truly believe that there’s no place for waste—at home, at work, or anywhere on our planet.
Whirlpool Corporation is a proud winner of the “Best Cause-Related Video” in Ragan Communications’ Video, Visual & Virtual Awards for our House+Home video, because our responsibility to the communities in which we work is so important to who we are. This past year, we strengthened our collective impact and rolled out a worldwide corporate responsibility strategy called House+Home, recognizing that both the “house” – a place to live, and “home” – resilient neighborhoods focused on education and community development, create thriving communities.