The Whirlpool Corporation is a multinational U.S. manufacturer of household
Its main office was moved to Benton Harbor in
Since 2006, with the acquisition of Maytag Corporation, until then, its main competitor in the market U.S., Whirlpool became the world’s largest producer of household appliances, surpassing Electrolux. It is present throughout the world through different companies and brands, including Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Gladiator Garage Works, Inglis, Estate, Brastemp, Bauknecht, Consul and Ignis, acquired over the years.
The company was named one Fortune 500 and is quoted on the Stock Exchange New York Stock Exchange. In June 2010 is the closure of the Evansville (Indiana) (production of refrigerators) opened in 1956, which is no longer competitive compared to an hourly labor costs of $ 18 against $ 4 a similar production in Mexico, where in fact is transferred, without leaving Evansville factories and 1000 employees without a job.