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Whirlpool Corporation Dedicates Tenn. Plant

Whirlpool Corporation Dedicates Tenn. Plant

In Numbers

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

On March 5, 2012, Whirlpool Corporation celebrated a dedication ceremony for their new 1,550,283 s.f. manufacturing facility in Cleveland, Tenn. The new manufacturing facility, pursuing LEED Gold certification, will produce state of the art built-in cooktops, ovens and stoves. The facility employs more than 1,500 workers with some 130 new jobs being added. The dedication ceremony was a time to celebrate the entire Whirlpool Tennessee Team. Cleveland was one of the many towns affected by the string of tornados that struck across the southern U.S. last spring. The solidarity of the people of Cleveland continues to inspire the Whirlpool team and fosters a strong sense of community throughout the facility.


Jeff Fettig, chairman and chief executive officer of Whirlpool Corporation addressed several hundred workers and government officials at the ceremony. Fettig has led Whirlpool for years as the world’s leading manufacturing and marketer of quality home appliances.


Cleveland has been home to cooking manufacturing operations for over 100 years. As the largest single investment Whirlpool has made in the U.S and the largest premium cooking facility in the world, this facility represents Whirlpool’s commitment to investing in America.


Gray Construction, ranked 3rd among the U.S. Top Green Contractors in Manufacturing Plants Construction, provided architecture, structural and civil engineering, construction management, building commissioning, and LEED certification coordination. If you are interested in additional Whirlpool project information, please contact Steve Summers, Executive Vice President, Distribution Market at If you have manufacturing plant construction needs, please contact Phil Seale, Senior Vice President, Manufacturing Market at


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