Sarasota Man Receives $20,000 Grant for Boys & Girls Clubs

Jim Martin has been a volunteer with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County for more than 15 years.

By Whitney Elfstrom

Jim Martin has dedicated more than 15 years to volunteering for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County.

He has served on committees, helped create videos and was integral to the start of Students Taking Active Roles’ Leadership Training Program in 2016.

As a result, the 36-year-old was recently named one of seven 2019 Maytag Dependable Leaders, and with the award came a $20,000 grant that will go toward the STAR program.

Working at This Freezer Plant Is One ‘Cool’ Job

#PlacesThatMatter – Ottawa, Ohio

In 1833, residents founded the town of Ottawa, Ohio, and named it in honor of the Native American Ottawa people, who once had a village at the site. Since that time, it has remained primarily agricultural, with more than 90 percent of Putnam County, where the town resides, under cultivation.

In this peaceful Midwestern town of fewer than 5,000 residents, lies Whirlpool Corporation’s Ottawa operations, where freezers have been manufactured since the early 1990s. More than 400 employees produce products there for multiple brands under the Whirlpool umbrella.

Stepping Up the Fight Against Discrimination

Two Whirlpool Corp. Employees Honored for New St. Joseph City Ordinance at EQMI Annual Gala.

The Equality Michigan Fall Reception on Friday, Sept. 13 was attended by 400 people and resulted in record-breaking fundraising for the annual gala. Emceed by WDIV-Detroit reporter Hank Winchester, the EQMI event hosted speakers including Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Sen. Debbie Stabenow, as well as keynote speaker, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel.

Let’s Hear it For: 'The Boys'

#PlacesThatMatter - Marion, Ohio

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.”

Manufacturing Products, Building Lives

#PlacesThatMatter - Amana, Iowa

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.”

‘Mixing’ and ‘Blending’ Plant Experience, Education and Mentorship Makes for a Great Manufacturing Career at Whirlpool

#PlacesThatMatter - Greenville Ohio

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. 


Whirlpool Corporation Named to 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index

Press Release

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.

Whirlpool Corporation Named a Leading Company on 2019 Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index

Company is one of 15 organizations recognized for diversity efforts.

Whirlpool Corporation is recognized among the top companies engaging in effective practices of diversity and inclusion on the 2019 Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index. The annual index is intended to help identify gaps in representation within the workplace and creates a road map to drive internal change. Whirlpool Corporation is one of 15 organizations named as a Leading Inclusion Index Company out of 148 participating organizations.


Serving Those Who Served For Us

Local Vet Receives Laundry Pair from Whirlpool Veteran’s Association and Blue Star Mothers

Since 2013, the Whirlpool Veterans Association (WVA), in partnership with Blue Star Mothers, has looked for opportunities to help active duty, reservists, and military veterans in Southwest Michigan. As part of these efforts, the two organizations were recently able to provide local veteran Scott Spearitt with a new Whirlpool brand washer and dryer.


Siegrist Awarded AHAM Emerging Leader Award


The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) honored multiple home appliance industry professionals for exceptional contributions to the industry during AHAM’s 2019 Annual Member Meeting from April 27-30 in Washington, D.C. One of those individuals was Laura Siegrist, senior manager, Government Relations for Whirlpool Corporation, who was recognized with the Emerging Leader Award for contributions to federal advocacy for the home appliance industry.



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