The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) honored multiple home appliance industry professionals for exceptional contributions to the industry during AHAM’s 2019 Annual Member Meeting from April 27-30 in Washington, D.C. One of those individuals was Laura Siegrist, senior manager, Government Relations for Whirlpool Corporation, who was recognized with the Emerging Leader Award for contributions to federal advocacy for the home appliance industry.
Whirlpool Corporation announced earlier this month that 2019 is the 50th anniversary of its sustainability commitment. As far back as 1969, the company’s CEO talked about how programs to reduce Whirlpool’s impact on the environment had already proven to be a smart investment in the company’s future.
We caught up with Whirlpool’s global sustainability director, Ron Voglewede, to get his take on how sustainability has evolved over the last five decades.
Report details Whirlpool Corporation’s industry-leading product emissions tracking system, greenhouse gas reduction in its manufacturing facilities
Today, Whirlpool Corporation released its 2018 Corporate Sustainability Report, highlighting the company’s progress and accomplishments in the 2018 operational year, with particularly strong results in its efforts to reduce the amount of natural resources required in manufacturing its appliances.
Thirty might sound like a crowd, but the newest inhabitants at the 5,000-square-foot home are a school of goldfish that fertilize the aquaponics garden in the basement of the former University presidential residence. While fish can’t do laundry or cook meals, the human tenants of the six-bedroom, six-bathroom, three-story house at 21680 Woodland Road are putting the new appliances to good use — and tracking data to help Whirlpool with research and development for appliances of the future.
Cleveland, Tennessee — “The Little Plant That Could”
Whirlpool Corporation’s current plant in Cleveland, Tennessee — which is also the company’s newest — is the largest employer in the county, producing a variety of cooking appliances for multiple brands. The facility was built just a short drive from the former plant location that operated in the area for decades under a variety of brand names before finally becoming a Whirlpool manufacturing facility after the acquisition of Maytag Corporation in 2006.
Tulsa, Oklahoma has reinvented itself several times during its history. Once called “The Oil Capital of the World,” today, only a small portion of the once-famed oil operations from the early 1900's still remain. Before the oil boom, the Oklahoma Territory was originally opened for settlement through races called “Land Runs.” In 1889, thousands of hopeful pioneers made their way to the territory to participate in these dramatic races for land, which started with the crack of a gunshot.
by John Howell, Editorial Director & VP of Content, 3BL Media
The collision of principle and policy in current affairs has just ratcheted up several notches in intensity. The reason? The latest round of tariffs on Chinese goods imported into the U.S. that takes direct aim at profits at a number of the largest multinationals. After losing the lobbying battle to stave off this latest round, these companies are going public with their protests, hoping to encourage a rollback by taking a collective stand against a policy that hits their bottom line.
Stopping marine pollution is possible. And it must be done. Firmly convinced of this, Whirlpool EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) announced during a presentation today that it is joining#PlasticLess, an ambitious project to reduce marine plastic pollutionpromoted by LifeGate, the main platform in Italy on sustainability issues.
September 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ - As part of its continued commitment to create an attractive workplace, Whirlpool Corporation today announced that it will open an employer sponsored child care facility to help working Whirlpool Corporation parents in our local community.
BENTON HARBOR, Mich., August 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Whirlpool Corporation teamed up with Celebrity Chef Gail Simmons to provide a lasting first memory for 41 Habitat for Humanity homeowners and their families in northern Indiana.