KitchenAid mixer demand creates new Ohio jobs

Whirlpool Corp. announces plans to expand Greenville plant and add 400 job
Associated Press
Mar 15, 2014

The Whirlpool Corp., citing strong demand for its mixers and other small kitchen appliances made in Ohio, announced plans Friday to expand its Greenville plant and add 400 jobs.

The plant that makes KitchenAid brand mixers and other products already employs some 1,000 full- and part-time workers. The company said it's putting $40 million into an expansion that will nearly double the size of its operations, with 400 new jobs by 2018.

Ohio leaders were delighted that Whirlpool decided to expand in the state, instead of in China, Mexico or other potential locations.

"They had a lot of choices, and they picked us," said Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who went to Greenville for the announcement. "It's another significant win for Ohio."

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Cleveland, called the planned expansion "a testament to the strength of Ohio's manufacturing sector and the quality of Ohio's workers," in a statement Friday. House Speaker John Boehner, R-West Chester, also praised Whirlpool's decision and expressed pride in the workforce that's part of his district.

Whirlpool is a major employer in the mostly rural area about an hour's drive from Dayton. Greenville's is one of five Whirlpool plants in Ohio.

"With several global options for this project, our decision to expand our Greenville facility is another way Whirlpool continues to demonstrate our commitment to American manufacturing," Whirlpool's chief executive, Jeff Fettig, said in a statement.

The Dayton Development Coalition has worked with JobsOhio, the private nonprofit job-creation operation that is a Kasich initiative, on incentives to attract and retain employers in the region including Whirlpool.

The Benton Harbor, Mich.-based company, whose other brands include its namesake and Maytag, is coming off a strong year. Sales rose 4 percent to $18.77 billion last year.

Whirlpool said it's seeing growing demand, especially in newer markets, for the KitchenAid appliances led by its stand mixers. The Greenville plant produces an average of 16,000 mixers, blenders, attachments and other units a day, the company said.

Whirlpool shares moved up 39 cents, to $142.08, Friday.

 

Comments

KnuckleDragger

Ed who? Yup Kasich is gonna win by a landslide.

coasterfan

I wouldn't count on that. Kasich has ticked a LOT of people off, including thousands within his own party. I'm not impressed that he drastically cut state funding for Public Education. This forced taxpayers into 2 choices: higher local taxes to make up for the lost state funding or reduced programs/staff at their local school district. That is not a solution, yet he actually took credit for it.

He's a classic Republican jerk.

Contango

Re: "I wouldn't count on that."

Better check the latest poll results.

2cents

"ticked a LOT of people off, including thousands within his own party"

That would indicate he is more interested in getting things done rather than appease only the party he falls under. I have not liked everything he has done either, I like what I see overall!

The Big Dog's back

Ahhh no, that means he pi$$ed off everybody to do his own thing.

holysee

Great mixer. Shareholders were done a great disservice by not moving to china. They could have added a penny to their dividend.

Contango

Re: "KitchenAid"

Good blender.

Used one to make margaritas last night to go with our Mex dishes.

Now, continue to reduce and ultimately eliminate the state income tax on individuals and businesses and watch the capital flow in.

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Pterocarya frax...

Real margaritas never even see a mixer...just a shaker.

Contango

Re: "shaker."

How do you crush the ice?

Off-topic Caucasian wingnut, unless KitchenAid makes a shaker. :)

BabyMomma

Usually a blender. I don't picture a mixer doing the job. But, a REAL margarita is on the rocks, lime wedge, salt on rim.

Contango

Re: "blender,"

Thanks. I meant blender. Only on my second cup o' coffee.

I don't drink margaritas (Bacardi mixers) myself.

We made grilled fajitas, beans & rice, with homemade guacamole and salsa. YUM!

Pterocarya frax...

Talk about off topic...

Contango

Hardly.

Can you see the word "blender" in the above Caucasian wingnut? lol

Pterocarya frax...

1 1/2 ounces Cabo Wabo
1/2 ounce Cointreau
1 ounce fresh lime juice
Lime wedge for garnish
Salt to rim the glass

Preparation:

Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
Shake well.
Salt the rim of a chilled margarita glass.
Pour contents, with ice, into the glass.
Garnish with the lime wedge.

Note that no ice cubes are mixed, blended, or crushed in the making of a good margarita.

Contango

Re: "Note that no ice cubes are mixed, blended, or crushed"

Still off-topic.

So does Kitchenaid make shakers?

BabyMomma

Actually, it says to put the ice in the shaker. So technically the ice cubes do get "mixed" in the making of a good margarita. That being said, although I prefer mine on the rocks, I've tended bar for almost a decade(as a side job)....and I've made at least twice as many "frozen/blended" margaritas than on the rocks. The popular choice is undeniably frozen.

Contango

Re: "The popular choice is undeniably frozen."

Thanks.

Gotta love it!

I write the word "margaritas" in connection with the story, omit the word "frozen" and my lefty blog idiot fans go off-topic NUTS about how to make a "real" one.

ROFLMFAO!!!

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deertracker

Hey pooh,
My Kitchen-Aid mixer is Black! Wanna see? LOL!!!!

Contango

Re: "My Kitchen-Aide (sic) mixer is Black!"

"Kitchen-Aide"?

Is that a knock-off Chinese brand? lol

deertracker

LOL!

deertracker

Yep, all the controls are on the right!

deertracker

We know pooh, Kessler's is your drink of choice.

Real margaritas are NOT made with crushed ice. A really good margarita is made with Patron and an orange and lime garnish and all top shelf ingredients. Every Friday night is the night!

Contango

Re: "Real margaritas,"

Your Alzheimer’s made you forget the topic, eh? Per usual. lol

deertracker

Eh? What does Alzheimer's mean?

coasterfan

Really, Contango? Really? You're actually using Alzheimer's as an insult? It's too bad that your DNA doesn't include an "I should be ashamed of myself" gene.

Contango

Re: "Really,"

Off-topic nonsense.

KURTje

This company has had a great Ohio history for decades. tae emos worc

yea right

We have the Ninja blender and with several different height blades.. it works alot better.. now as for the kitchen aide MIXER.you have to get the professional for the power..the basic one will just burn up

starryeyes83

Kitchen Aid is an old work horse. My mom had one for 50 plus years and never had a problem with it. It was still going strong after she died.

tk

Kitchen Aid appliances are among the best.