BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — Whirlpool Corp. announced that it was inducted into the Made in the USA Foundation's Hall of Fame at an awards dinner on July 2 in Santa Monica, Calif. Whirlpool was the winner of the Large Kitchen Appliances Category.
At the Made in the USA Foundation's second annual Hall of Fame celebration, 22 winners were announced from 76 nominees. The foundation was established in 2010 to honor and celebrate companies who contribute to American manufacturing, labor and environmental standards, job creation in the United States, and promotion of American-made products. The nominees are evaluated by three criteria: quality, competiveness and impact.
Cliff Chewning, regional manager for customer service in the Western and Pacific States for Whirlpool Corporation, attended the awards dinner earlier this month. "Whirlpool Corporation has become the largest home appliance company in the world with more than 23,000 U.S. employees. Yet our business was started in the United States in 1911, and we continue to invest in the U.S. to the level of $1 billion over the current five years," says Chewning.