TULSA, Okla., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Whirlpool Corporation (WHR) announces today that its Tulsa plant has achieved a significant manufacturing milestone by building its 20 millionth free-standing range. The landmark unit is a gas range produced for the Whirlpool brand.
"After producing ranges here in Tulsa for 18 years, Line 3 completed our 20 millionth unit this afternoon," said Bruce Alexander, Tulsa plant leader. "We are proud to be invested in American manufacturing, and reaching this milestone today reflects Whirlpool's steady product leadership in building the industry's best ranges."
Many employees work on Line 3 between two shifts, producing gas ranges for the Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid and Amana brands. All employees who built the special unit took a group photo with the range and signed a congratulatory letter that details the production milestone to its future owner. A buyer will learn the surprise story behind their new range when they open it up later this year.
Since production first started in 1996, Whirlpool Corporation's Tulsa plant has produced free-standing ranges for customers in the U.S. and overseas. More than 1,000 employees build ranges for Whirlpool Corporation's Maytag, Whirlpool, KitchenAid and Amana brands. The plant has been a leader in innovation, introducing cutting-edge features such as AquaLift® technology for oven cleaning.
About Whirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading global manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $19 billion in 2013, 69,000 employees, and 59 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world. The company markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Consul, Bauknecht and other major brand names. We earn the trust of consumers in nearly every country by focusing on what matters most. Additional information about the company can be found at http://www.whirlpoolcorp.com
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