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Whirlpool Breaks Ground For New Cleveland Facility

Rendering of Whirlpool New Cleveland Facility

In Numbers

  • Cleveland, TN
  • 1,550,283 s.f.
    Square Footage
  • 36 months

Whirlpool Corporation, a Gray Construction customer, broke ground on a 1,000,000 s.f. LEED-certified manufacturing facility in Cleveland, Tenn. on November 11, 2010. The new facility will produce built-in, premium cooking products, as well as a 400,000 s.f. distribution center.


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Please see below for an article that appeared on The on November 11, 2010 regarding the Whirlpool Corporation Groundbreaking.


Whirlpool Corporation broke ground for its new development in Cleveland, Tenn. on Thursday. The project includes an approximately 1 million square foot manufacturing facility for built-in, premium cooking products, as well as a 400,000 square foot distribution center. Gray Construction, of Lexington, Ky., is building the new facilities.


The ground breaking ceremony took place at the future site for Whirlpool Cleveland – Benton Pike and Michigan Avenue, Cleveland, Tenn. Al Holaday, vice president, Whirlpool Corporation, and Dicky Walters, plant leader, spoke at the event. Local officials Tom Rowland, mayor of Cleveland, and Gary Davis, mayor of Bradley County, also spoke at the ceremony.


The new energy efficient, LEED-certified facility will replace the existing, 100-year old manufacturing plant located at 740 King Edward Ave., South East. Whirlpool is investing $120 million in the new facility, and expects to add approximately 130 new jobs to its existing Cleveland workforce of 1,500.


“Whirlpool is committed to investing in its U.S. manufacturing and distribution facilities and to continuing its leadership in offering consumers innovative new products for their homes,” said Jeff Fettig, chairman and chief executive officer for Whirlpool Corporation. “These new facilities will offer improvements in productivity, energy efficiency, overall employee experience and will allow us to more efficiently produce our premium cooking products.”


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