In 1620, long before there was a United States of America, English settlers established the Plymouth Colony in a portion of the East Coast formerly inhabited by Native Americans. It was this tribe of PokanoketWampanoag who gave the town of Fall River its name, after the Quequechan River, which flowed gently through the city, only to drop steeply, or “fall” into Mount Hope Bay.
Whirlpool Corporation has many employees across the globe who have chosen to make manufacturing a long-term career. Maggie Hammaker is one of those individuals. Starting out at age 19 on the assembly line in Greenville, Ohio at the KitchenAid plant, she was a motor builder for the classic stand mixer. From there, she eventually worked her way up to a position overseeing all of the classic stand mixer assembly lines—eight of them in all—by the age of 29.
According to a study by the Institute of College Access and Success, 65 percent of college seniors in the U.S. who graduated from public and private nonprofit colleges have student loan debt, with borrowers owing an average of $28,650. Yet, despite this continuously growing problem debt issue, for years, parents, teachers and school counselors have told young students “you have to go to college if you want to have a career.”
Among gently sloping farmland in east-central Iowa lies a distinctive community called the Amana Colonies. Comprised of seven villages on 26,000 acres, the villages were built and settled by German Pietists who were persecuted in their homeland and sought refuge in the United States in 1856. They lived a secluded and communal life until the 1930s, when the Great Depression forced the Amanians to open up to the outside world, an event known as “The Great Change.”
Whirlpool Corporation’s Greenville Operation makes KitchenAid small appliances, and is part of a network of five plants in Ohio with more than 10,000 employees between them. The plant is the largest employer in Darke County, and is most widely known for making the iconic KitchenAid stand mixer.
For decades, employees there have taken advantage of the opportunity to start in entry-level positions and build their careers, their lives and their families.
October 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ Whirlpool Corporation is among a distinguished group of companies included on the 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) North America Index – a recognition of its longstanding commitment to sustainable business practices. This is not the home appliance manufacturer's first appearance on the annual index. In fact, Whirlpool Corporation has been recognized on the DJSI 13 of the past 14 years.
Most of us remember our last encounter with a bee. Maybe you can recall the pain of being stung or the effort you made to avoid the furry, flying insects. Today, people and corporations around the world aren’t dodging bees but are instead inviting them onto their property for compelling reasons.
Surprising Solution For One Factor Contributing to Chronic Absenteeism Backed by Successful Three-Year Study: Access to Clean Clothes Leads to Increased Attendance and Grades
Education has a laundry problem and Whirlpool brand is fighting back. According to teachers nationwide, one in five students struggle with access to clean clothes, leading students to miss school. Students who miss school are seven times more likely to drop out.
In the midst of Attendance Awareness Month (September) and as chronic absenteeism, a hidden educational crisis, is top of mind, Whirlpool brand is picking up the pace in its quest to prevent kids from missing school by removing one small but important barrier to attendance – access to clean clothes.
When suggestion after suggestion poured in that transportation was an issue for Amana employees, management worked to solve the problem.
The Employee Transportation Program officially launched at Whirlpool Corporation’s Amana, Iowa plant in late July. The new pilot program, which began by transporting up to 56 hourly employees per shift to Amana from Cedar Rapids, Iowa and back after their shift, will expand as the demand for the program grows. Refrigerators for multiple Whirlpool Corporation brands are manufactured at the plant.