33 students from Benton Harbor High School in Benton Harbor, Mich. attended a Whirlpool Corp. Welcome Event for our new mentoring program aimed at educating students about possible careers in both the technical and engineering fields.
The event took place at our Benton Harbor Technical Center to provide students with an opportunity to visit and tour one of Whirlpool Corp's facilities which allowed them to interact with employees currently working in the field and seek guidance from their Whirlpool Corp. employee mentors.
The theme for Earth Day this year is “Invest in our planet,” and that is exactly what Whirlpool Corp. is doing, with investments in its company and the planet as part of its commitment to sustainable operations. This includes investments in renewable energy, manufacturing plant retrofits, and on-going energy, water, and waste reduction projects.
Over time, Monicia Hall has seen increased opportunities and improvements from leadership at Whirlpool Corp. Monicia mentioned one woman who inspired her and said, “[Diane] was always encouraging me to do more and gave me opportunities, so I started a Diversity Council at Clyde “to help others understand and embrace the differences and value of a diverse workplace and community.” Starting the Diversity Council has been one of Monicia’s highlights from her many years at Whirlpool.
Habitat for Humanity of Findlay/Hancock County and Whirlpool Corp. Findlay Operations are continuing a two decade legacy by teaming up to build the milestone 50th Habitat home in Findlay/Hancock County.
Whirlpool Corporation has announced details of a project that will expand its Ottawa facility. "This project is truly a result of the Ottawa team consistently delivering outstanding results," said Kurt Kroplin, Whirlpool Ottawa Director of Operations. The project will also bring 100+ jobs to the local area.
Lots of small upgrades at Whirlpool Corp. plants add up to big energy savings and more sustainable operations
Whirlpool Corp’s operations in Cleveland, Tennessee have started the process of making energy-saving retrofits to the plant in the continuation of its sustainability journey. One of those retrofits is converting the plant’s existing Powered Industrial Vehicles (PIVs) from electric power to hydrogen fuel cells.
According to Jennifer Dodd, facilities engineering manager, the tugger fleet has already been converted, and the reach trucks are due for delivery this summer. They are planning to continue this conversion effort in 2022 by ordering fuel cell forklifts.
Whirlpool Corp. Sr. Principal Engineer Alberto Gomes spoke at The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Aerospace Conference about a refrigeration system being developed for space and how it can improve life at home on Earth.
Kaizen is a Japanese term that means “change for the better,” and it’s also the name given to projects at Whirlpool Corporation plants worldwide that are aimed at generating savings, eliminating waste, and improving efficiency, safety and quality. They’re an essential part of Whirlpool Corp’s World Class Manufacturing system (also known as WCM), and the central feature of a series of new “Kaizen Power Pitches.”
On March 23, Whirlpool Corp. celebrated the groundbreaking of a 340 Megawatt wind farm in Callahan County, Texas. This Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) is a collaboration with Clearway Energy Group and Deere & Company, parent company of John Deere. Named “Mesquite Sky,” the completion and launch of this project is an important part of Whirlpool Corp.’s ongoing sustainability practices, adding a new sustainable source of power to the electrical grid while helping to reduce the company’s carbon footprint.
According to statistics from the United Nations, water scarcity affects every continent on the planet. Around 1.2 billion people, or almost one-fifth of the world’s population, live in areas of scarcity, and 500 million people are approaching this situation. Water scarcity is thought by some experts to be one of the most pressing problems facing the world in the decades to come. Whirlpool Corp. recognizes the seriousness of this issue, and is working on ways to preserve this precious resource.