Whirlpool Water Heaters


Although Whirlpool is a fairly large company, employing approximately 61,000 people, by the number of staff it is not even in the top 100 of the largest companies in the world (it’s in the 5th hundred). It has a number of brands under its business umbrella (some of the best-known ones are Indesit, KitchenAid, JennAir, and Hotpoint). The company has a number of manufacturing facilities located in various parts of the world. In the US, there are 9 of them, in:

  • • Iowa
  • • Oklahoma
  • • Tennessee
  • • Ohio
  • • Massachusetts.

95% of the company’s staff work outside the US although Whirlpool Corporation is headquartered in the state of Michigan.

The year of founding the company was 1911. The exact date of its establishment is kind of satisfying: 11/11/11. At first, Whirlpool was named Upton Machine Company and manufactured electric motor-driven wringer washers. The washers they were selling back in the 1910s-1920s were quite expensive — $54.75 for a basic configuration and $95 for deluxe (in today’s money, these are respectively $842 and $1,461).

Although hot water heaters by this company are no longer produced, they are available for maintenance and troubleshooting globally, where Whirlpool has technicians or service representatives.

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