published Monday, March 5th, 2012

Cleveland: Whirlpool finishes $200 million plant

In this view from inside a new Whirlpool built-in oven, Quality Project Manager Amanda Chan, signs her name on the glass door Monday during the Cleveland opening celebration at the new 1-milion square-foot facility on Benton Pike. Employees and attendees could sign their names on the cooking appliance to commemorate the event.
In this view from inside a new Whirlpool built-in oven, Quality Project Manager Amanda Chan, signs her name on the glass door Monday during the Cleveland opening celebration at the new 1-milion square-foot facility on Benton Pike. Employees and attendees could sign their names on the cooking appliance to commemorate the event.
Photo by Tim Barber.

Cleveland, Tenn. - Top Whirlpool officials along with employees marked the completion of the company's new $200 million factory here today.

"It's a significant milestone in the company's history," said Jeff Fettig, chief executive of Whirlpool Corp.

Officials call the 1.1 million square foot plant the largest premium cooking factory in the world.

It will replace Whirlpool's existing cooking appliance manufacturing plant in Cleveland when it's fully up and running in about a year.

See tomorrow's Times Free Press for full story.

about Mike Pare...

Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...

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