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Fighting Cancer at the Summit

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Larry Ward climbs mountains to combat cancer. 

In the last five years, he and his team -- who refer to themselves as Climbing for Cancer -- have reached the top of the tallest mountains in nearly all 50 states. 

Ward, who retired from the Benton Harbor-based appliance maker [Whirlpool Corporation] almost a year ago, is one of several people who raise money for Relay for Life in an effort to combat cancer. Whirlpool Corp. employees and retirees have been involved in Relay for Life of Berrien County since 1996. 

Fighting Cancer at the Summit

Whirlpool employees find ways to raise money for Relay for Life
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by Tony Witkowski

Larry Ward climbs mountains to combat cancer.

In the last five years, he and his team – who refer to themselves as Climbing for Cancer – have reached the top of the tallest mountains in nearly all 50 states.

The motivation came when Ward gave his $1,000 nonrefundable deposit to an outfitter who would help him climb Mount Denali in Alaska.

Whirlpool Corporation Receives 2017 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award from EPA

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Whirlpool Corporation with the 2017 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award for Sustained Excellence. Whirlpool Corporation received the award for manufacturing energy-efficient kitchen and laundry appliances that make outstanding contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Rotary Club Pairs Student with Head of Whirlpool

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David Reimers has always dreamed of working at Whirlpool, and now he's living his dream. When David was in high school, a Rotary club set up an interview for him with Jeff Fettig, the CEO of Whirlpool. Fettig gave him good advice and helped him apply for a summer internship. Now out of college and working at Whirlpool in sales, David says, "I couldn’t be more thankful starting my career off this way.”

Read more about how Fettig is mentoring Reimers on Rotary.com

Procter & Gamble and Whirlpool Corporation EMEA Together with the Civil Protection Dept. Donate 10 “Laundry” Containers to Earthquake Stricken Families in Central Italy

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MILAN, March 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Procter & Gamble and Whirlpool Corporation Europe, Middle East & Africa have teamed up to support communities hit by the earthquake in central Italy. The solidarity initiative headed by the two multinationals, in collaboration with the Italian Civil Protection Department, provides for the donation of 10 laundry containers, each equipped with washing machines, dryers and irons (Whirlpool, Indesit and Hotpoint) and P&G laundry detergents (Dash and Lenor).

Troy Boys and Girls Club Volunteer Helping Everyone Recognize Opportunity

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What is a hero? According to Merriam-Webster, a hero is a person “admired for his achievements.”

Troy Boys and Girls Club volunteer Jerry Ford would argue that true heroism is “Helping Everyone Recognize Opportunity.”

Either way, Ford fits the bill, not only raising more than $50,000 for the center, but helping an underserved population of the community with a non-profit he calls “Team Hero,” which created the Boys and Girls Club program known as The Block Center.

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Whirlpool Corporation Debuts New Zera™ Food Recycler on Indiegogo

Revolutionary kitchen appliance transforms food waste into sustainable homemade fertilizer within 24 hours
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LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Whirlpool Corporation announces the release of the Zera™ Food Recycler, a state-of-the-art kitchen appliance that turns today’s food waste into tomorrow’s fertilizer. The Zera™ system – from WLabs of Whirlpool Corporation, the company’s innovation incubator – will debut at CES® 2017 and is available for pre-orders on Indiegogo.

Forbes Names Whirlpool Corporation to Just 100 List

World's largest appliance manufacturer recognized in the consumer durables and apparel sector for its commitment to diversity and equality as well as energy-efficient consumer products
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December 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Forbes Magazine has named Whirlpool Corporation to its Just 100 list — a recognition that celebrates America’s best corporate citizens.

Whirlpool Starts Construction on 3 Wind Turbines

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Whirlpool Corp. started construction today on three wind turbines to help power its Marion, Ohio manufacturing facility.

The three turbines will deliver wind generated power directly to the plant and when fully completed, are expected to provide approximately 19 percent of the total power consumption of the facility, the company said.

Whirlpool employs 10,000 workers in Ohio, including about 1,000 at its Greenville facility.

Whirlpool Corporation Receives Perfect Score on 2017 Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index

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December 9, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Whirlpool Corporation is honored by its ranking of a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index (CEI). This national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality is an important barometer for our efforts supporting diversity. We believe that diversity with inclusion is more than a statement poster on a wall, it is part of our value system with guides our business. A diverse workforce stimulates broader thinking.

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