Whirlpool Begins 100th Anniversary Celebration
November 11, 2010,
BENTON HARBOR, Mich.-Whirlpool is kicking off the year-long celebration of its 100th anniversary today with several events.
The company will conduct the ground-breaking ceremony for its new, one-million-square-foot manufacturing facility to make premium cooking products in Cleveland, Tenn. Also, today is the ground-breaking ceremony for a new campus in Whirlpool's headquarters here. Later today, Whirlpool executives will ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange.
Whirlpool opened for business in 1911 with the launch of the first electric-wringer washing machine developed by Lou Upton, Emory Upton and Lowell Bassford.
Other Articles By Author
Von Tobel Cites Brass Textures Among Top Trends
HFN's DIGITAL EDITION
2017 State of the Industry Report
Cautious Optimism, Mixed Results
Many expected 2016 would be a banner year, but the political and economic climate softened consumer confidence. It was also a year consumers spent more lavishly on home remodeling rather than decorating.
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:
- TJX Unveils First U.S. Homesense Store - In a time when retailers are reducing store counts, TJX continues to get physical.
- Ikea’s Fluid Spaces - The retailer’s new intros reflect multifunctional rooms.
- N.Y. Home Fashions Market Preview - Textile textures get soft and cozy, colors warmer.