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Displaying items by tag: Whirlpool Corp

Monday, 08 August 2022 11:41

Whirlpool acquires InSinkErator in $3B all-cash deal

BENTON HARBOR — Global appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corp. has acquired a leading manufacturer of food waste disposers and instant hot water dispensers for $3 billion.

Published in Manufacturing
Tuesday, 28 June 2022 11:00

Whirlpool to divest Russian operations 

BENTON HARBOR — Appliance maker Whirlpool Corp. is selling off its operations in Russia. 

Published in Manufacturing
Tuesday, 14 June 2022 19:16

Construction progresses on Whirlpool’s new $60M technical center in St. Joseph

ST. JOSEPH — Executives for home appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corp. plan to finish construction on the majority of the company’s new $60 million technical center in the second quarter of 2023.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 30 January 2022 20:31

Several West Michigan companies earn perfect scores for LGBTQ equality in workplace

Several large West Michigan-based companies earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index, a tool that scores how well businesses support LGBTQ people. 

Published in Talent
Sunday, 16 January 2022 18:30

Software firms see spike in demand as pandemic drives more automation

Custom software firms are seeing increased demand for services as the COVID-19 pandemic prompts businesses in virtually all industries to take a hard look at their digital transformation plans.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 26 September 2021 19:00

Federal vaccine mandate riles manufacturers already facing workforce challenges

While many West Michigan manufacturers are staying mum on a proposed federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate and how it might affect the industry, Nelson Jacobson believes it’s a conversation worth having.

Published in Manufacturing

Tuesday, 03 August 2021 16:39

Whirlpool hopes to attract, retain talent with workforce housing project

BENTON HARBOR — Whirlpool Corp. has broken ground on a $22 million multifamily housing development near downtown Benton Harbor that officials say will help fill gaps in workforce housing availability.

Tuesday, 22 June 2021 13:40

American Axle, Whirlpool secure state incentives for Southwest Michigan expansion projects

Automotive supplier American Axle & Manufacturing Inc. received state backing for an expansion project in Southwest Michigan that could lead to the creation of 100 new manufacturing jobs. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 23 May 2021 18:35

Incoming MEDC leader cites ‘transferrable challenges’ with move to Michigan

Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced a transition in leadership last week that will bring economic development expertise from the bayous of Louisiana to the peninsulas of Michigan.

Published in Economic Development

Tuesday, 18 May 2021 11:42

MEDC selects New Orleans economic development leader as next CEO

The Michigan Economic Development Corp. has selected Quentin Messer Jr. from New Orleans as its next CEO.

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 16 February 2021 15:11

Advocates call on Southwest Michigan First to back civil rights expansion after CEO controversy

KALAMAZOO — LGBTQ advocates say Southwest Michigan First should support expanding Michigan’s civil rights law following backlash to the appointment of its new CEO, former House Speaker Lee Chatfield.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 14 February 2021 18:55

Whirlpool emerges as key partner with statewide Industry 4.0 accelerator

As a manufacturer with a reputation for skating the cutting edge of technology, Whirlpool Corp. leverages relationships with organizations and researchers globally to uncover emerging technology capable of transforming its operations.

Published in Manufacturing

Thursday, 28 January 2021 16:40

6 West Michigan companies earn top grades for LGBTQ equality workplaces

GRAND RAPIDS — Six West Michigan corporations earned top scores in this year’s Corporate Equality Index rankings recently published by the Human Rights Campaign, showcasing the companies as among the best places to work for LGBTQ equality.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 17 January 2021 18:42

Small and medium manufacturers lag behind in Industry 4.0 race

As a company that has operated for more than 70 years, Jenison-based Nu-Wool Co. Inc. certainly was not oblivious to the fact that higher levels of technology and automation could transform its production process, according to executives.

Published in Manufacturing
Thursday, 12 November 2020 14:15

Local American Institute of Architects awards focus on sustainability

Integrated Architecture LLC was among several local firms recognized at the Grand Rapids chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ 2020 awards, receiving multiple commendations for its design of the new ADAC Automotive headquarters. 


Monday, 20 July 2020 14:27

Business Leaders for Michigan PAC contributes $100,000 to civil rights expansion campaign

The political advocacy arm of Business Leaders for Michigan, a roundtable composed of some of the state’s largest companies, has contributed $100,000 to a ballot initiative to expand Michigan’s civil rights law to include LGBTQ protections.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 19 April 2020 15:54

Pandemic pushes more corporations to hold virtual annual shareholder meetings

The ritual of public companies hosting their annual shareholders meeting will start again in the coming weeks. 

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 24 March 2020 18:46

Whirlpool cites ‘unprecedented uncertainty’ over coronavirus in withdrawing 2020 guidance

BENTON HARBOR — Appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corp. has joined other publicly traded companies in withdrawing its 2020 earnings guidance, citing “unprecedented uncertainty” and concerns over disruptions related to coronavirus. 

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 01 March 2020 19:00

CONSIDER THE SOURCE: West Michigan manufacturers search for supply chain solutions amid coronavirus outbreak

The ongoing coronavirus outbreak in China is forcing West Michigan manufacturers to find creative solutions to avoid production disruptions.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 09 February 2020 17:45

West Michigan manufacturers brace for disruptions from Chinese Coronavirus outbreak

A tooling engineer from Grand Rapids-based Tier-1 supplier ADAC Automotive was traveling in the Wuhan area of China when the Coronavirus public health crisis broke in late January. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 02 February 2020 18:45

As West Michigan manufacturers begin 5G adoption, widespread use could be decades off

In the coming decade, the connectivity of smart factories will rely on next-generation 5G wireless technology. 

Published in Manufacturing

Thursday, 19 September 2019 11:25

Whirlpool to sell Italy-based plant

BENTON HARBOR — Home appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corp. is selling off a manufacturing facility in Italy.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 15 September 2019 20:00

‘MOVE THE NEEDLE’: Cornerstone Alliance launches initiative to reverse population declines

BENTON HARBOR — A new campaign aims to stanch Berrien County’s population losses and attract thousands of new residents over the next decade. 

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 21 June 2019 11:39

MiBiz Growth Report: June 24, 2019

Here is the growth report for June 24, 2019.

Published in Finance

Sunday, 09 June 2019 19:00

Strong economy boosts development activity in Southwest Michigan

BENTON HARBOR — As real estate activity picks up in Southwest Michigan, officials in the Benton Harbor area are hoping a developer will take interest in renovating a historic downtown building. 

Sunday, 04 March 2018 17:58

Proposed tariffs on aluminum, steel ‘bad news’ for West Michigan manufacturers

As the manufacturing industry begins to get “its mojo back,” Miles Free thinks danger might lie ahead for the sector, especially if the federal government imposes tariffs on key raw materials.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 04 February 2018 14:14

Higher prices, minimal jobs expected from tariffs on washing machines, solar panels

President Trump’s recent decision to impose tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels will raise prices for consumers and eliminate more jobs than they create, experts say.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 04 February 2018 01:28

After loss of key customer, Midwest Timer repositions for growth via acquisition

BENTON HARBOR — Faced with declining sales and changing customer buying habits, Midwest Timer Service Inc. needed to make some changes to its business.

Published in Manufacturing
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 11:41

Fettig steps down as CEO of Whirlpool

Jeff Fettig will step down as the CEO of Whirlpool Corp. after leading the Benton Harbor-based manufacturer of consumer products since 2004, according to a statement.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 14 May 2017 13:49

MiBiz Growth Report: May 15, 2017

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for May 15, 2017: 

• M&A: Muskegon-based KL Outdoor LLC will add a bevvy of new products to its business through a recent merger with GSC Technologies Corp., a Montreal-based manufacturer of kayaks and other plastic products. About three months ago, KL Outdoor — a manufacturer of kayaks, paddleboards and other watercraft — was purchased by New Water Capital LP, a private equity firm based in Boca Raton, Fla. The private equity firm plans to wrap GSC Technologies under the KL Outdoor brand, according to Dan Harris, vice president of sales at KL Outdoor. Harris expects the merger to expand KL Outdoor’s product offerings, as GSC manufactures a variety of products including outdoor furniture, totes and other related products.

Published in Breaking News

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