Whirlpool to Close Benton Harbor Machining Facility
June 2, 2010,
BENTON HARBOR, Mich.-Whirlpool will close its machining facility here as part of a series of changes in its North American manufacturing operations.
The decision to shutter this facility revolves around the company's launch of new laundry products, according to a Whirlpool statement. These products will be made at the company's plant in Clyde, Ohio, where the machining for its components will also take place. As a result, Whirlpool will close the machining operation here either by the end of this year or early in 2011.