Whirlpool Corporation, Indiana University and Habitat For Humanity: Fulfilling the Promise

Partnership builds homes, community year after year
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Volunteers from Whirlpool Corporation, Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County and Indiana University’s Kelley School recently completed construction of a new Habitat home in Bloomington for Neydra Garza, a single mother of three and first time homeowner.

It was the sixth home built since 2010 by a volunteer coalition from Whirlpool, IU, the Kelley School and Habitat for Humanity volunteers for a Bloomington family. More than 400 undergraduate and graduate students participate on site in the build, along with faculty, administrators, Whirlpool employees/alumni volunteers.

INFOGRAPHIC: Why Manufacturing Matters

Whirlpool Corporation keeps the conversation going following MFG Day
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On Oct. 2nd  Whirlpool Corporation celebrated Manufacturing Day with its employees, and opened the doors of its manufacturing facilities to students and visitors. Manufacturing jobs are vital to a strong U.S. economy. For every dollar spent in manufacturing, an additional $1.37 is returned to our economy. There is a need, however, to show that manufacturing provides great career opportunities for young talent – changing the perception of the industry as dark and dangerous to one providing job opportunities that are innovative, advanced and secure.

Everyone Has a Favorite Green Product

Green Builder Media's 2015 Hot 50 Green Products Ebook: Download It Today!
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When Green Builder Media launched this year's Hot 50 Green Products issue, our editors got a little help with our green picks. Flooring manufacturer Cali Bamboo's office goat Geronimo registered his vote for Cali's durable 100 percent formaldehyde-free Eucalyptus flooring. Today's resilient houses require the absolute best in sustainable products. Check out this year's standouts, including Whirlpool's HybridCare Ventless Duet Dryer, Kimberly-Clark's BLOCK-IT House Wrap, ZIP System stretch tape and many more.

Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Cook for the Cure®

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BENTON HARBOR, MI, September 28, 2015 /3BL Media/ – October 1 marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Cook for the Cure®, a partnership between KitchenAid and Susan G. Komen®, is offering a number of ways for cooks and foodies to help support the fight against breast cancer.

Local Volunteer Honored with National Award

by Tracey Smith

The Albany Boys and Girls Club is receiving some national attention thanks to one if its longtime volunteers. On Tuesday, Maytag awarded one Albany local the 2015 Maytag Dependable Leader award. A.B. King was one of 11 national winners and said he was humbled to receive all the attention. “I never had anything this big before and the feeling is just unbearable and unbelievable," said King. Not only was King recognized by Maytag but he was also recognized by Mayor Hubbard and was awarded the Boys and Girls Club National Service to Youth Award.

IU, Kelley School and Whirlpool Partnering on Sixth Habitat for Humanity Campus Build in Bloomington

New home being built Sept. 23 to Oct. 3 near IU Memorial Stadium
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind., September 9, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Nereyda Garza, a single mother of three, has spent many years living in other people’s living rooms. But once her new Habitat for Humanity home being built at Indiana University is complete, she will have her own living room for the first time in her life.

Construction will begin Sept. 23 on Garza’s home, the sixth Habitat for Humanity house being built with a Bloomington family by IU students, faculty, alumni and staff on campus, sponsored by Whirlpool Corp.

Spotlight, Lynanne Kunkel: Inspiring Places, Inspired People

By Julie Swidwa, The Herald-Palladium

Lynanne Kunkel believes you don't have to be perfect to be excellent. 

"A former colleague of mine years ago told me that, and I gave up perfection a long time ago," Kunkel said.

Whirlpool: Doing the Right Thing for our LGBT Employees and Consumers Matters to Us

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At Whirlpool, doing the right thing for our LGBT employees & consumers is what matters to us.

For the 11th year in a row, we have achieved a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate equality index - that means we are doing the right thing for our gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender employees and customers.

Whirlpool Corporation, Habitat for Humanity break ground on new home, new hope for Marion family


A grandson's eating disorder eventually led to eviction for Jackie Lama and her extended family from her George Street home in the spring of 2012.

By February 2016, the family will be living in a new 2,500-square-foot Habitat for Humanity home, aptly named the House of Hope by the primary sponsor of the project, the Whirlpool Corp.

Lama has two grandchildren diagnosed with autism.

Business Roundtable Recognizes Whirlpool Corporation’s Achievements in Sustainability in New Report


The Business Roundtable 2015 sustainability report – “Create, Grow, Sustain: Leading by Example,” features narratives from 148 CEOs on how their companies are promoting sustainable business practices and improving the quality of life in communities across America and around the world.

The 148 CEOs who participated this year share their own stories and cover the gamut, from drastically increasing the use of renewable energy to adopting personnel policies that reduce the carbon footprint of their workforces.



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