Cleveland: Whirlpool finishes $200 million plant

Cleveland: Whirlpool finishes $200 million plant

March 5th, 2012 by Mike Pare in Local - Breaking News

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 /Times Free Press.

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.